Stefanie Mundhenk Harrelson grew up in the church as a missionary kid; she now lives in Washington, D.C., and attends Georgetown University Law Center where she's getting her J.D. and her M.A. in philosophy.
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My Church Believed Me. Not All Survivors Are as Fortunate
When I was raped by a fellow student 3.5 years ago, I was treated egregiously by both the administration of my school — Baylor University — and the broader community in the fallout. But do you know who didn’t fail me? My church.
'Women Tend to Lie:' How Society Silences Rape Survivors
"That's messed up, I'm sorry. But it doesn't surprise me, because women tend to lie about it."
That was one friend’s reaction when I told him that Title IX investigators at my university had determined that the person I charged with rape was “not responsible.” I still read my friend’s sentence over and over. It haunts me. It hurts me. And it's not true.