Sexual Assault — Educate, Encourage, Reform

Trigger warning: this post contains graphic details of sexual assault. It wasn't easy for me to write and I don't think it will be easy to read. I wasn't surprised when another accuser came forward about the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One of the awful lessons of the #MeToo era is that where there …

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If Someone in Your Life Tells You a Story Like This Believe Them: Unfounded Assault Cases are Rare 

It's a cool, rainy fall afternoon as I write this, not unlike that day 32 years ago. I imagine myself having a lazy day at home watching MTV. I remember walking toward the bathroom of my family's tiny home -- the one we had to move to when both my parents were diagnosed with life-threatening …

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