I embarked upon a three-year mission to advocate for myself and the dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article provides a #MeTooK12 case study in advocacy and activism and offers suggestions on ways to confront a sexual abuse scandal at a K-12 school, much of which would apply to both public and private schools.
“This past year has been devastating for domestic workers across the country,” writes Lily Tomlin, Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian. “This month, domestic workers are demanding an end to the exclusion from health and safety laws through the Health and Safety for All Workers Act, introduced by California state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo. The governor vetoed the bill last year, but this year, he has an opportunity to do right by our most essential workers.”
The Biden-Harris administration ushers in a hopeful time for the youngest beneficiaries of the MeToo movement, a national campaign created in 2006 to call attention to and counteract pervasive sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
April may be Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but every month—indeed every day—should be a time of awareness of the scourge of sexual assault and the pain inflicted on its victims.
It’s time to improve the systems already in place and to enact legislation that gives survivors the support, protection and justice they deserve.
“The violence our communities experience every day won’t be solved by more police. It won’t be solved by more people crowding our prisons. Those structures have failed us, time and time again, and they are rooted in and upheld by the same white supremacy that fuels these attacks.”
In the wake of the horrific anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in Atlanta, we need to fight for community-led solutions to help us heal. Here are four.
Millions of people now recognize March 31 as a day to celebrate transgender people worldwide.
“I wanted a day that we can celebrate the living, and I wanted a day that all over the world we could be all together,” said Rachel Crandall-Crocker, the creator of International Transgender Day of Visibility.
The pandemic has shown the critical state of violence against women and girls in conflict and crisis settings around the world, and the aid industry’s failure, yet again, to protect them or support their leadership.
None of these women had a criminal history. They were all raised in abusive homes and victimized by abusive partners. And they all received life sentences.
I am not surprised that the acute anti-Asian sentiment festering during the pandemic and the historical objectification and “othering” of Asians, particularly women, in the U.S. has culminated in real-life ramifications. As an Asian woman, violence of this nature was already clear to me.
It’s no secret that Jewish college students are a frequent target of hate-speech. A quick google search with the words “anti-Semitism” and “college campus” will reveal hundreds of articles addressing and analyzing the issue. Anti-semitism at colleges is on the rise.