A series of personal stories on consent, gender, and sexual violence against women in psychedelic communities

A series of personal stories on consent, gender, and sexual violence against women in psychedelic communities

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I Survived Sexual Abuse In The Amazon And Victim Blame At Home

Lily Kay Ross
November 20, 2018
The controlled narrative goes something like this: ayahuasca is good, and we need to control how people perceive it because this is a controlled substance we want to see legalized, a medicine we want to see legitimated. And if we have to sacrifice a few women who get themselves raped to keep ayahuasca’s name clean, so be it.
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Time’s Up for “Silencing” Tactics

Neşe Devenot
November 20, 2018
A few years ago, I witnessed the systematic silencing and shaming of Lily Kay Ross for having dared to call attention to severe abuses of power in the psychedelic space. Her extraordinary bravery in sharing her own experience with abuse was met with victim blaming and accusations of selfishness. Key members of the psychedelic research community turned on her for “jeopardizing” the entire field of psychedelic science with her “negativity” and “theatrics.”
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Get up, stand up, speak up

Katie Stone
November 13, 2018
Time stops as his open palm continues toward me, meeting my stomach with force, pushing me back several steps before releasing me.
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I Survived Sexual Abuse In The Amazon And Victim Blame At Home

Lily Kay Ross
November 20, 2018
The controlled narrative goes something like this: ayahuasca is good, and we need to control how people perceive it because this is a controlled substance we want to see legalized, a medicine we want to see legitimated. And if we have to sacrifice a few women who get themselves raped to keep ayahuasca’s name clean, so be it.
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Time’s Up for “Silencing” Tactics

Neşe Devenot
November 20, 2018
A few years ago, I witnessed the systematic silencing and shaming of Lily Kay Ross for having dared to call attention to severe abuses of power in the psychedelic space. Her extraordinary bravery in sharing her own experience with abuse was met with victim blaming and accusations of selfishness. Key members of the psychedelic research community turned on her for “jeopardizing” the entire field of psychedelic science with her “negativity” and “theatrics.”
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Get up, stand up, speak up

Katie Stone
November 13, 2018
Time stops as his open palm continues toward me, meeting my stomach with force, pushing me back several steps before releasing me.

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It’s time to debunk prohibitionist narratives and calls for monopolies within psychedelic science

David Nickles
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As venture-capital-backed, for-profit companies barrel into psychedelic therapy, the potential for the widespread privatization of psychedelic knowledge and profits looms large. Some researchers are so enthusiastic about medicalization by “any means necessary” that they’re resorting to prohibitionist historical narratives and calling for monopolies to push the agenda forward.

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It’s time to debunk prohibitionist narratives and calls for monopolies within psychedelic science

David Nickles
Oct 25
As venture-capital-backed, for-profit companies barrel into psychedelic therapy, the potential for the widespread privatization of psychedelic knowledge and profits looms large. Some researchers are so enthusiastic about medicalization by “any means necessary” that they’re resorting to prohibitionist historical narratives and calling for monopolies to push the agenda forward.

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