Tag: sexual violence
Why Is Child Sexual Abuse So Common in Institutions?
Where ableism and adultism allows disabled children to be seen as unreliable narrators of their own experience, sexual violence in institutions will continue to be pervasive.
No Graphic Detail: The Injustice of Being Silenced
They tell us we’re too fragile to speak our own truth, and that those around us are too fragile to hear it. If you must name what happened to you, at least slap a “trigger warning” on yourself, and don’t “paint a picture.” Fuck that. The truth is that graphic detail can make some of us stronger in a way that silence never could.
Individuals with Psychosis Symptoms More Likely to be Victimized
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
Inside the Campaign to Strip Harassers of Their Scientific Honors
From Pacific Standard: "Frustrated with the academy's inaction, McLaughlin started a Change.org campaign to encourage the National Academy of Sciences to remove alleged harassers from its ranks. Her...
Police Not Told of Sexual Assault Reports by Mental Patients
From The Age: According to a new report, sexual assault claims by mental health patients are not being reported to the police or even the...
#MeToo in Medicine: Women Harassed in Hospitals
From NBC: Although sexual harassment is widespread in the field of medicine, women face significant barriers to speaking out and reporting abuse. In light of...
Us, Too: Sexual Violence Against People Labeled Mentally Ill
In light of the recent events and media discussions pertaining to the issue of sexual violence, we feel that it is of the utmost importance to speak out about this issue in the context of psychiatry and the treatment of those perceived as mentally ill.
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
From Science of Us: The Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink, an organization that works to prevent sexual assault,...
Dickinson’s Legacy is Incomplete Without Discussing Trauma
In this piece for The Establishment, physician Isabel C. Legarda explores the possibility that the poet Emily Dickinson may have been a survivor of sexual violence. "Absent...
Study Explores Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in College Women with...
A new study explores sexual violence and intimate partner violence in college women with mental health related disabilities.