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Sexual Assault

Understanding Sexual Coercion

Vera Institute has a podcast on understanding sexual coercion that’s brief (under 7 minutes), and worth a viewing. I’m particularly interested in the discussion of how we define sexual assault, particularly as it pertains to the legal framework so often used. I think it’s analogous to how we ascribe meaning to the medical-forensic exam, with the legal framework often being the primary framework (and measure of success) people use to define the encounter, and which I personally find both limiting and misleading.

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DV/IPV

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read President Obama’s Proclamation here (PDF). And check out the DVAM site for information, resources and events.