The FBI is currently investigating allegations of sexual assault made against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Tens of millions of Americans watched testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh.
Responses to the hearings and the #MeToo Movement make clear sexual violence is something that must be addressed in the public sphere. We spoke with University of Georgia psychology professor Isha Metzger and Sally Sheppard, executive director of The Cottage, a sexual assault center and children's advocacy center. We discussed how we talk about sexual assault in our communities.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the United States experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
If you need a safe place to talk about your experience, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is 800-656-4673.