Because society lacks consistent definitions of sexual assault, there is a tendency to downplay the importance of all but the most egregiously aggressive behavior. For example, the more an episode of unwanted sexual contact differs from the classic “rape script” of a violent Continue reading THE HARM OF SEXUAL COERCION
It’s right there in the middle of March Madness (The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2014). Two basketball players at No. 11 seed Providence College were suspended for the season after allegations of sexual assault in November 2013.
What happened was clear to the woman student. She took it seriously and “immediately” Continue reading IS SEXUAL ASSAULT “NOT OF A SERIOUS NATURE”?
“Have I ever told you about my favorite study? I talk about this study more than any other.”
I treat breast cancer, yet I ask a patient this question at at least once a week because my concern for my patients includes their total wellbeing. This study is not about cancer. It is about asthma and arthritis, and it is about their total wellbeing.
The tragedy of date rape continues to be with us – Steubenville, Santa Clara, Marysville. They are all similar events in which young men assume they are entitled to do what they want with the life and body of another person.
Fortunately, two recent studies show how we can do better if adults make the effort to educate high school students. Continue reading WE CAN DO BETTER