A Code of Conduct for How Media Should Interview Trauma Survivors
Reflections from a trauma specialist and survivor.
In the #MeToo Era, Women Experience Less Self-Blame When Facing Sexual Harassment
New research suggests the nature of workplace harassment, and the way women respond to it, are both changing.
E. Jean Carroll, Donald Trump, and the Indelible Memory of Assault
Research suggests that victims like E. Jean Carroll tend to remember their assaults vividly. I know because I'm one of them.
What Joe Biden's Joke About 'Permission' to Hug Reveals About Men's Understanding of Consent
Even as men profess to understand affirmative consent in their jokes and apologies, many conflate sexual desire with consent in practice.
Meet Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the 'Female Byron' Who Shocked British Readers 200 Years Ago
Lucasta Miller's new biography of the poet celebrates her literary triumphs while casting a skeptical eye on the society that rejected her.
Remembering the Trailblazing Scientist Who Uncovered Nuclear Fallout in the Pacific
Katsuko Saruhashi made waves internationally when she tracked and raised a global alarm on the dangers of nuclear testing by the U.S.
How Reporting on Anti-Semitism Shapes Public Memory
Reports on anti-Semitism are important not because they act as a warning system to Jewish communities, but in how they remind the public of the dangers of anti-Semitic thought.
As the Comment Period for Proposed Title IX Changes Ends, Nearly 100,000 Have Weighed in
Many commenters have raised concerns that the proposal will discourage survivors from coming forward, even in an era when people seem to be speaking out about sexual misconduct more than ever.
How a New Congress Could Better Address the #MeToo Movement
Congress has not passed any harassment-related legislation beyond cleaning up its own internal process for handling complaints—but that could change as a result of the 2018 mid-terms.
How Sexual Assault Victims' Advocates Are Training Doctors to Provide Better Care
Josie Torielli, who works for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, spoke to Pacific Standard about the impact of the #MeToo movement, the importance of SAFETI, and the myth of false reporting.
What America's Science Agencies Are Doing About Harassment
Activists are putting the pressure on the federal government to leverage its money against alleged sexual harassers.
#HimToo Should Be a Conversation About Male Victims of Sexual Assault
Conservatives are trying to use #HimToo to defend Kavanaugh and Trump.
Trump, Kavanaugh, and the Fruits of 'Dignity Politics'
Political scientist Francis Fukuyama argues we can only heal our national divisions with a new, creed-based American identity.
Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Is a Blow to the #MeToo Movement
The conservative judge's confirmation was nearly derailed by allegations of sexual misconduct and partisanship. His confirmation highlights the limits of the #MeToo movement.
'Every Story Has a Function': An Interview With Jennifer Fox
The writer and director explains what she learned by putting the true story of her childhood sexual abuse on screen.
One of the World's Biggest Scientific Societies Just Made It Possible to Strip an Honor From Alleged Harassers
Advocates see this as a concrete signal to the scientific community that bad behavior won't be tolerated.
Will the Sexual Openness of the 'Hook-Up' Generation Confront the Concerns of #MeToo?
There's a chance the sexual culture being cultivated by Millennials can diminish the environment of harassment and assault that's plagued so many workplaces.
A Turtle Scientist Loses His Award After He Shows 'Scantily Clad Female Students' in His Acceptance Lecture
The rescinded award comes hot on the heels of a grassroots push, among scientists on social media, to get scientific awards removed from alleged harassers.