“Most companies don’t talk about issues like sexual violence because doing so risks inviting negative headlines and public criticism. But we feel it’s time for a new approach.”
We cannot forget the revelations that #MeToo has taught us, and we must channel these lessons to enact culture changes in behavior and attitudes that will ultimately prevent sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse from occurring in the first place.
Although a $10 billion industry of self-care has been created over the past few years, these activities in and of themselves are not radical self-care. And in order for us to really sustain ourselves, we have to be radical about it.
Women are uniquely caught in the crosshairs of Sudan’s civilian crisis—and they’re also forming a front line in its unfolding revolution.
The work to change our responses to sexual violence—in conflict and at home—is the work that many of us have dedicated our lives to, and you can be sure that we will press on. I wish I could say the same for our country.
I said #MeToo—but I was scared that it wouldn’t make a damn bit of difference. That fear was what led me to compile “The Anatomy of Silence,” an anthology of non-fiction and creative narratives about the silence that surrounds sexual violence.
To truly achieve liberation, we must interrogate how we do this work—and what power structures we are upholding in our efforts to create change.
Ms. is the proud media sponsor of this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference—which is why I’ll be spending the next three days handing out a million free magazines, streaming sessions and sitting down for a marathon of live-streamed conversations with experts and advocates on-site. (And blogging all about it! Right here.)
RALIANCE teamed up with the Berkeley Media Studies Group to release a new report to guide individuals on how to talk about prevention. Here are some key takeaways on messaging and getting the conversation started.
Stigma doesn’t just reap shame for sexual beings—it makes it more difficult to call out rape culture when we see it.