Three years ago, the #MeToo movement exposed an open secret: Survivors of sexual violence were living with shame, guilt, and fear over their assaults while their assailants faced no consequences for their actions. Powerful people, mostly men, were perpetrating abuses with impunity, trusting that the culture of silence around sexual violence would prevent survivors and witnesses alike from leveraging accusations that could bring them down.
Megan Thee Stallion was mocked after being shot. As she reclaims the narrative, Black women recognize her pain.
By Bethonie Butler When Black women are the victims of [...]
Salau’s tragic story also underscores the extremely complicated relationship that [...]
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta Like George Floyd, she was also killed [...]
Dreams Deferred: A Survey on the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Survivors’ Education, Careers, and Economic Security
This report examines the educational, career, and economic effects of intimate partner violence by presenting findings from a survey of 164 survivors developed by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and administered at transitional housing programs, shelters, and other domestic violence programs in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
Black women disproportionately experience violence at home, at school, on [...]
By Amanda Lo The Woodrow Wilson Center and United States [...]
Summarizes the results of a Massachusetts survey of 734 women receiving welfare and reveals these women experience substantial incidence of domestic violence. Based on the study by economist Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts at Boston.