"Swimming and Rape" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

swimming and rape

I hope you’re keeping up on the story of the 23 year old Stanford student who was raped. This, in my opinion and the opinion of many is that this is a terrible breach of justice and indicative of what I hope is the growing acknowledgement that we live in…

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"Not Safe for Kids" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Church is Not Safe for Kids

Last week I was contacted by a mother. She wanted to know if I would help publicize their story. It’s about her daughter who had been raped by her biological father since she was a very young girl. The girl confided in her church leaders at the McMinnville Church of…

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"Woman as Witness" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are Women Reliable Witnesses to Their Own Lives?

I’m following the story of Kesha. Discouraging! I’m following the story of Bill Cosby. Discouraging! I’m following the story of Jian Ghomeshi. Discouraging! I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me that the general legal consensus is that women can’t be relied upon as witnesses to their own lives. I’ll…

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"Sprinkles" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

why people who violate you can sometimes seem nice

“I know the sprinkles are nice, but I’m worried he’s sweetening you up to hurt you later.” [Like this cartoon? Get a print HERE for just $25!] Actually, I’m not just talking about people who violate, but systems too. Like business, education, religion, politics, etcetera. Did you know that, in…

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"Shares her Experience" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

what a woman hears when she shares her experience of harassment, abuse or assault

Buy a fine art print of this cartoon HERE. I know this is true because I have friends who’ve heard these things said when they share their experiences of harassment, abuse, or assault. There’s even more that has been said to them but I ran out of room, like “I…

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"Power and Sexual Harassment" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

How Bill Gothard shows that we still do not understand sexual offense

Sexual offenders don’t get it. And apparently neither do many of us. This is about Bill Gothard’s response to the charges and the outcome. First, some background: A review board has concluded that Bill Gothard is innocent of the charges that he sexually harassed teen girls, but instead only acted in an…

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"Rape Then and Now" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

let’s compare our response to rape then and now

You’ve probably heard of this story where Bob Jones University told their rape victims that they needed to look for the root sin in their lives that caused it and repent. As the cartoon suggests, this is an old story and an old attitude. We know we still have a…

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