While there are a number of risk factors for eating disorders, including our culture’s obsession with thinness, one factor is talked about less often and that is sexual violence.
As a 12-year-old victim of sexual abuse, I needed more than just access. I also needed the support of my community, my friends and my family.
Harvey Weinstein’s conviction is a step in the right direction, but it took powerful, well-resourced women to take down Mr. Weinstein. In order to end the epidemic of sexual violence, we need to invest in research and to support all survivors by creating evidence-based programs to help them to lead full, healthy lives.
In “A Miscarriage of Justice,” Sue details her own sexual assault and the subsequent miscarriage she experienced as a teenager. She relates her experiences to #MeToo and current misogynistic legislation and destructive misinformation regarding rape and the pregnancies that can occur as a result.
“May this be an opportunity for all of us to recommit to fighting for survivors of all backgrounds and to ensuring that they have the support that they need in order to pick up the pieces to put their lives back together.”
In the first court conviction successfully levied against the movie producer, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty today of two felony sex crimes. Feminists celebrate this undeniable victory and remember the long road that got us to this point.
Weinstein’s trial is a perfect example of the ways we continue to doubt victims who have suffered “disorganizing consequences,” and why we still have so far to go.
The University of Michigan Diag is more crowded than usual lately—because student activism against sexual violence is coming to a head.
“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.”
Against the backdrop of national discussions on combatting rampant violence against LGTBQ people in the United States, the failure of international law to address such violence on the global stage has been overlooked.