In the US, one in six women will become a victim of sexual assault in her lifetime. For women in Native American communities, that likelihood doubles.
There is a recognized process for documenting the medical evidence of rape. When followed correctly, it often leads to a criminal conviction. Unfortunately not enough hospitals have nurses trained to do it. Will Congress act?
It goes without saying that putting two alleged serial sexual abusers in the Oval Office has sent the wrong signal to women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed. So why is nobody saying it?
The Hollywood mogul’s swift fall from grace may signal that men in power may no longer be immune to the legal and financial repercussions of sexual abuse. Whether his widely publicized story triggers a decline in predatory behavior remains to be seen.
The Weinstein sexual harassment story is just an example of behavioral patterns that have long been playing out on college campuses.