Look around the next class you’re in. Count off the women.
One… two… three… four… sexually assaulted.
Repeat this until you run out of females in the class.
It’s the world’s worst, most sadistic game of duck, duck, goose.
No, these aren’t necessarily the sexual assault survivors in the class, but they represent the number of women who are sexually assaulted during college.
One in five women is sexually assaulted during their four years at university. Many of those women are freshmen whose sexual assaults occur before classes even begin.
We chatted in February with Rachel Thompson, a best-selling author and sexual assault survivor, about how journalists should cover sexual assault. Below is an overview of the #EditorTherapy chat on that topic.
If you’d like to know more about the chat in general, check out #EditorTherapy.
I hope to see you during the next #EditorTherapy!