The other day, I received an email from my medical school in response to increased acts of violence and hate against Asians—like me. The Department of Public Safety was offering “Situational Awareness” training sessions. While well intended, situational awareness training returns the onus and therefore responsibility of safety squarely on the shoulders of victims of violence.
“My research soon became an extracurricular activity. Men would take it over and over again to not only harass me but any ideology that was not white and heterosexual. It made me realize how much space men take up, even in empty text boxes asking them, begging them, to return to their own worlds. … We tend to forget not only the emotional labor we cast on young women, but the lack of protection female-identifying researchers at the undergraduate level possess.”
In the 21st century, being female is still assumed to be a valid provocation for harassment and violence. Men who wish to harm women will continue to coexist with the rest of us until the large-scale systems, particularly the criminal justice system, stop protecting and shrugging away their crimes.
The shooting in Atlanta prompted some action from policymakers to combat anti-Asian discrimination levied against women and girls. But we need sustained, long-term investment in our communities that is built in partnership with AAPI women. Because threats against us did not start in 2020.
Chalk Back uses social media and street art to resist gender-based street harassment—and you can too.
Here are some expert tips from our young activists on how you can reclaim spaces, fight gender norms this week (and always!) and have fun along the way.
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.
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.
Research already showed how the pandemic exacerbated sexual harassment experienced by service workers. New research shows tipped workers who earn below the minimum wage are even more likely to experience harassment.
More women are refusing to stay silently embalmed in shame for what has happened to them personally and professionally, while many men are declaring they are immune to feeling shame about their own acts.
The Lincoln Project—an organization that raised nearly $90 million for its stated mission of defeating Donald Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box in 2020—is facing a rapidly escalating controversy over allegations that one of its co-founders, John Weaver, sexually harassed more than a dozen young men, including some working for the project.
Some of the leaders of the embattled organization knew about sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as March.