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Classic Episode: Does rape culture exist?

In part two of our two-part series on rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline examine the concept of rape culture and the sobering statistics of sexual assault in the United States today.

Classic Episode: A Brief History of Rape

In part one of a two-part series examining rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline look at the legal evolution of the crime of rape and how civil rights and women's rights reformers fought to eradicate longstanding patterns of victim-blaming.

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Can nail polish prevent rape?

Nail polish that changes color in the presence of date rape drugs is just one of many products and apps being developed to prevent rape. Cristen and Caroline parse out the pros and cons this emerging cottage industry and whether it ultimately contributes to eradicating rape or perpetuating victim-blaming.

Could anti-rape underwear work?

At face value, VAWA might seem like a no-brainer, bipartisan initiative to support, especially considering its background and stated intention. But nearly 20 years later, some conservative politicians and voters alike oppose reauthorization because they tend to disagree with the gendered nature of the legislation as well as its proposed $659 million price tag.

What is a rape kit?

Rapes kits are used to collect forensic evidence from rape victims. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the contents of rape kits, rape kit testing, SANE programs and the medical professionals who administer rape kit exams and collect evidence.

Why should we talk about dating violence?

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss how to recognize dating violence, tips for dealing with abuse and why it's a topic that should be addressed.