Sexual Violence

Simone Biles, Sexual Abuse, and Mental Health-August 9, 2021. This post talks about the link between sexual abuse and mental health in light of challenges star gymnast Simone Biles faced with her mental health, as well as past trauma related to her being a victim of sexual abuse, during the Olympics in 2021. This post is also on the “Mental Health” page.

Poor Women, Wealthy Men, and the New School Sexual Assault Regulations-May 18, 2020. This post talks about how the Trump Administration guidelines on sexual assault cases at schools appeared to benefit wealthy male perpetrators the most, and harmed poor female perpetrators the most. This post is also on the women’s rights and economic injustice pages.

We Need to Grapple With Sexual Misconduct From Politicians…Even when It’s Politically Inconvenient-May 4, 2020. In light of sexual assault allegations against 2020 Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, this post talks about why political affiliation should not keep us from grappling with sexual misconduct from politicians. This post is also in the women’s rights section.

What Discussions on Joe Biden’s Unwanted Touching Need to Address-April 16, 2019. Discussions about the former Vice President’s unwanted touching of other people has focused on  Biden himself. This post looks to expand the discussion on unwanted touching beyond Biden.

Ideas on How Men, Even “Good Men,” Can Respond to #MeToo-October 16, 2018. This post discusses the ways in which men can respond to women who have been honest about their stories of sexual harassment and assault. This post is also in the “Women’s Rights” section.

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault-September 25, 2018. This link includes a shared post from a fellow author who talked about reasons why women don’t report sexual assault. This post was written during the controversy surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations. This shared post is also in the “Women’s Rights” section.

Shared Post-Playing Along: How Sexual Harassment Pays My Wages-August 7, 2018. This link includes a shared post from a fellow blogger who talked about how sexual harassment affects the wages she (and other women) receives. This shared post is also in the “Women’s Rights” section.

Addressing Concerns About #MeToo-March 6, 2018. In the months since the beginning of the #MeToo phenomenon, some people have raised concerns about it. I address some of these major concerns in this blog post.

On the Aziz Ansari Sexual Misconduct Story-January 30, 2018. In the aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations against actor, comedian, and filmmaker Aziz Ansari, I wrote about several things that everyone should keep in mind in the wake of that story.

Aziz Ansari, #MeToo and the Problem of Empathy-January 23, 2018. I share a blog from Emily Sullivan Sanford on the lack of coverage on sexual violence against people with developmental disabilities. This shared post is also in the section for “Ableism,” since our ableist world is blind to this issue.

The #MeToo Campaign-October 17, 2017. In light of a campaign to raise awareness against sexual violence (particularly sexual violence against women) though a social media hashtag called “Me Too,” I published a post addressed to different types of people with different levels of involvement in the campaign. This post is also in the sections for “LGBTQ+” (a section of the post is addressed to nonbinary survivors), “Women’s Rights” (since most survivors of sexual violence are women), and “Other Injustices” (a section is addressed to male survivors).

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