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Human Parts

I Don’t Need ‘I Believe You.’ I Need ‘I’ll Stand Up For You.’

When it comes to supporting victims of sexual assault, belief is only the beginning

Photo: Michelle Spollen on Unsplash

OOver 30 years ago, I was held up at gunpoint in New York City while working as an ice cream vendor. Once the thief was 20 feet away from me, I pointed at him and shouted, “That man has a gun and he just stole my money!” as…

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Karen Rain

Karen Rain

Karen Rain is a tutor, writer, queer feminist, activist and nature lover.