Sexual Assault

Rape in the US

There’s been a lot of chatter about the Senate Subcommittee hearing being held today, Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases. It’s being webcast live (as I type this, actually), and I’m assuming you’ll be able to view it after the fact on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website. (UPDATE: It is available, just click the link on the right hand side of their page)

I’m particularly interested in the hearing because my hometown of Cleveland is one of the cities that prompted it in the first place. I’m teaching today, so I can’t view this live, but I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to review it later on tonight, after I get home.

In completely unrelated news, I’ve started a new site for my daughter, as a way to help her see life through my eyes on the days I’m away from her. It’s a photo a day taken somewhere along the course of my travels. Now that she uses a computer daily for school and homework, it’s one small and simple way for us to stay connected (because I’m not quite ready to give her a cell phone just yet). I don’t think anyone else will find it particularly interesting, but should you wonder what life looks like for me on the road, this site will certainly give you a glimpse of my world.