It Takes a Village

By Rev. Patricia Rae Kessel Rev. Kessel is a retired clergywoman living in Portland, Oregon and is this month’s guest writer. She touches on religion and the #MeToo Movement.  When I was asked to write reflections on the #MeToo movement as a liberal United Methodist pastor (retired), I said yes and later wondered why I’d answered in the affirmative. I’ve titled this brief writing after … Continue reading It Takes a Village

#MeToo & the Medical Field

Written by Kendal Flowerdew Kendal is a Senior at Sarah Lawrence College and will graduate in May, 2019 The Me Too Movement was founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke in an effort to support young women of color who were survivors of sexual violence. As the movement gained momentum, they expanded their mission to support adults and people across the gender spectrum. In 2017, the Me … Continue reading #MeToo & the Medical Field

Pornographic Violence

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Over the last year the United States has bared witness to a resurgence of legislature aimed at restricting sexually explicit images based on a possibility of violence, or risk of health. This year alone has seen Florida’s House of Representatives successfully declare the material as a … Continue reading Pornographic Violence

#WhyIDidntReport

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. The last several weeks have been a stressful time for survivors of sexual violence. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh have dominated the news cycle and forced numerous victims of assault to relive difficult and traumatizing memories. One … Continue reading #WhyIDidntReport