How Gender Violence Affects Me, You, and Everyone We Know

“Americans like to boast that we’re ‘the freest country on earth,’ and yet half the population doesn’t even feel free enough to go for a walk at night.” -Jackson Katz, author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help When I recently learned about the open position of… Read More

To Report or Not To Report: Pouring fuel into the “Blaming the Victim” machine

Reporting rape and seeking help are probably the most delicate issues that the survivors of sexual assault face. Today we want to talk about these issues and present an inspirational piece to our readers. According to Nicole Gillum, Sexual Trauma Specialist at STAR, statistics in Baton Rouge, LA, match the national statistics. Only about 5%… Read More

Men’s March to End Rape!

This Sunday, April 29th is STAR’s 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march to end rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The event will include live music by The Fugitive Poets, beverages provided by Mockler, and free snowballs! Bring a pair of heels and walk with us this Sunday at… Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Say It…THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Steve, the vagina-loving man: Basically, I thought I knew something. And I knew nothing. That’s what it comes down to.” On March 22, Baton Rouge once again embraced Eve Ensler’s world-famous play “The Vagina Monologues”, organized the 5th year in a row by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center to spread awareness and raise funds… Read More