the reality of having a female body

cross posted at the exponent

the internet was abuzz a few weeks ago with the story of a feisty woman that shouted down a man who sexually assaulted her on the subway. this, and the uproar surrounding the new tsa policies have created an opportunity for increased awareness and greater discussion about the reality of sexual harassment and sexual assault that all women face.

if statistics are to be believed, 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. that number is probably much higher due to under-reporting. indeed, each of us probably has an experience where we have been harassed, assaulted or touched without our consent. Read the rest of this entry »