Even though Pamela is blogging for the BET network (as opposed to blogging independently), her posts contain much of her personality, smart analysis, and the much-needed policial perspective of a black woman. Patricia Murphy worked on Capitol Hill for 9 years and knows how hard it is to be heard as a woman in the political sphere.
Rape is the perpetration of an act of sexual intercourse when: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) estimates that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will be the victim of a rape or an attempted rape during their lifetime. Marital rape is often accompanied by physical and psychological abuse. Women who are victims of a sexual assault have a high chance of experiencing depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, developing substance abuse, and of becoming suicidal Substance abuse is an abnormal pattern of substance usage leading to significant distress or impairment.