New York State- Something for Everyone!

New York’s got something for every taste and interest. No matter what your sports or cultural bent… it’s here. There’s the NY Football Giants, the Rangers, the Knicks, the Yankees, the Mets, the Nets…. Heck, we have the biggest tennis venue in the world, the US Open! You can travel around the globe through NY’s … Continue reading New York State- Something for Everyone!

Campus CAN Chapters – Fighting for New Laws & Helping Victims – Dream or Reality?

Can our first “CAN” College Chapter, Consent Awareness Network,  be in the offing at Wagner College? Yesterday, through the efforts of Wagner College Professor Patricia Moynagh, I had the honor of speaking to a group of intelligent, enthusiastic, Wagner students and faculty. Aided by my Swiss cheese umbrella, I explained the failure of a justice … Continue reading Campus CAN Chapters – Fighting for New Laws & Helping Victims – Dream or Reality?

Do legislators Enable rape?

On October 6th, the Legislative Interim Study Committee on Consent in Indiana, comprised of 14 Indiana legislators, and led by Representative Wendy McNamara, proved that legislators give lip-service to the problem of sexual assault, but fail to produce meaningful solutions. In spite of protests by three legislators from both sides of the aisle, McNamara insisted … Continue reading Do legislators Enable rape?

Convicted Rapist – Harvey Weinstein!

  At last! Rapist Harvey Weinstein has been handcuffed and remanded into custody. He will no longer hobble down the steps of 100 Centre Street, pandering for sympathy, as he departs the courtroom. He’s in custody awaiting sentencing on March 11th. Although his attorneys are likely to attempt to secure his release pending appeal, they … Continue reading Convicted Rapist – Harvey Weinstein!

God and the Jury Take Over the Weinstein Case

Just before 1 PM today, Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi had the last word on locking up accused rapist and sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein. Her three hour summation was an effort to focus the jury on the important facts. She painted a picture of Weinstein as a sexual predator, not a victim of the #MeToo movement, as … Continue reading God and the Jury Take Over the Weinstein Case

Weinstein and the “Silence Breakers” – Remarkable Contrast in Character

January 6, 2020- In open court, Harvey Weinstein trudged along slowly aided by strong arms at each side while he leaned on his brushed aluminum walker. His bearing seemed pathetically staged to curry sympathy from Judge James B. Burke, and on-lookers. His countenance, weary and beaten, bore no resemblance to someone who, just months ago, … Continue reading Weinstein and the “Silence Breakers” – Remarkable Contrast in Character

Tiny steps don’t fix huge gaps in NY’s sex crime laws!

Most readers have heard me speak about the “Swiss cheese umbrella” of sex crime laws. Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intent to plug up the legal loophole in “voluntary vs. involuntary” drinking or drugs in sex crimes. He did so at the urging of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. who not only … Continue reading Tiny steps don’t fix huge gaps in NY’s sex crime laws!

Cuomo & #TimesUp Extend Limitations on Rape Cases

While extending limitations helps rape survivors after the fact, defining consent prevents the crime from taking place!

Your sexual assault story can make a difference!

Speak to me- Tell me your story! Were you denied a police report when you summoned the courage to unburden your soul at a precinct? Did your aching heart get re-victimized when they told you the damage you suffered was not enough to warrant their attention? Perhaps you were so concerned they wouldn’t help you … Continue reading Your sexual assault story can make a difference!

Manafort & Fraud- But still no Rape by Fraud in NYC

In addition to prior convictions, Paul Manafort will be tried for fraud in New York City. We see clearly that lying to take your money is a crime. But lying to induce sex is not? On what planet? When an offender lies to secure mortgage money in NY City, all hell breaks loose. But if … Continue reading Manafort & Fraud- But still no Rape by Fraud in NYC

Anti “Rape Justice” Is Law- And the reason we have so much sexual assault

RAINN tells us that sexual assault happens every 98 seconds, and it happens to a child every 11 minutes. Anti “rape justice” language and attitudes are embedded in our laws. It’s been with us century after century because sexually amoral law makers deliberately and callously made it this way – Here’s a list of known … Continue reading Anti “Rape Justice” Is Law- And the reason we have so much sexual assault

Sofia’s Story- Violent vs. Non-Violent Sexual Assault

Without the recognition of “consent” and its impact in sex, often nay-sayers ridicule survivors who suffered non-violent forms of sexual assault. I received this message today from a brave woman I’ll call Sofia, in order to protect her identity. What follows are her words:  “I’m so grateful to have found your talk on Ted Talks. … Continue reading Sofia’s Story- Violent vs. Non-Violent Sexual Assault

#Weinstein and #Cruciani- Two P’s (for Predator) in a Pod!

July 30- Today’s court date for Harvey Weinstein has been postponed ’til September 20th. What will happen then?  Superior Court Justice Jame Burke will deliver his decisions on motions that have been filed “off-calendar” by the prosecution and the defense. Those motions could include a decision to admit evidence of “prior bad acts” into testimony. … Continue reading #Weinstein and #Cruciani- Two P’s (for Predator) in a Pod!

Does a rape victim have to expressly say “NO!” Rowan Radio Interview

In her very first question for our radio interview, Kaity Kline, Public Affairs Director for Rowan Radio On Demand, 89.7 WGLS FM, wanted to know; Why is it sexual assault even when the victim doesn’t expressly say “no” – like in the case of accused sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein?  Here’s my explanation. 

Validation at Last! Cosby convicted!

Who’s laughing now!!! For Cosby’s countless victims, and I say “countless” because I’m sure there were far more who didn’t reveal their personal stories for a myriad of reasons, recovery just took a giant step forward!  Defilement makes you feel dirty all the way to the core of your being. Our reproductive organs are a primal … Continue reading Validation at Last! Cosby convicted!