The Harvey Weinstein scandal is just the latest case of the misuse and exploitation of power through sexual harassment and abuse by people in influential positions. It has caught everyone’s attention and has empowered victims to come forward, speak out, and be believed. Hopefully it is finally the catalyst for significant cultural change.
As a social worker working with sexual assault victims, the social media campaign hit close to home for me.
Somewhere out there lives a “nice Orthodox Jewish boy” -— now a man — who sodomized me against my will when I was 17 years old.
“Modesty was really important here. If the imagery was not congruent to the community’s standards, it could be a barrier.”
You wouldn’t believe she’s only 20.
The embattled former Democratic congressman entered a guilty plea at a Manhattan federal court. He pled guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. “I am guilty, your honor,” Weiner said, and then, with tears in his eyes, added: “I accept full responsibility for my conduct, I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred claims Trump defamed her client, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, by calling her a liar.
Anne Webb reviews ‘Who Gave You Permission,’ the memoir of a child sexual-abuse survivor from Melbourne’s Chabad community.
I learned the hard way that abusers are more than villains or hooded figures in the back alleyways of our minds. I learned that even the people you love, and see in the light of day, can seriously traumatize you.
A well-known Detroit-area physician who is a pillar in the Orthodox community has been sued for malpractice by two female patients who claim he repeatedly molested them during examinations.