The hashtag #metoo has gone viral, from it’s initial launching by Tarana Burke in 2007 and reinvigorated by Hollywood actors 10 years later. The instant connection of the internet and ability to pull in large groups of people from anywhere is helping the campaign expand and beyond it’s original purpose focused on Black women and girls.
Today’s V Word focuses on campus rape.
- Only 12% of college student survivors report the assault to police. Notably, only 7% of survivors of incapacitated sexual assault report to the police. Survivors cite a number of reasons for not reporting: not wanting others to know; lack of proof; fear of retaliation; being unsure of whether what happened constitutes assault; did not know how to report; and fear of being treated poorly by the criminal justice system. (2007 – Know Your IX
In today’s post, in honor of the upcoming #M4BW, we revisit an interview with Farah Tanis, Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint.
Corrective rape is a hate crime in which one or more people are raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
On today’s show, the YWCA stops by to update us on the Regional Hospital Accompaniment Program for Sexual Assault.
Sarmistha concludes her story today, ending with her healing and offering encouraging words to other survivors.
Sarmistha continues her story of survival. Today she talks about the concept of gaslighting.
Today Sarmistha talks about her healing process through art.