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Activist/organization profile

  1. Me Too Movement In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the me too. movement to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Using the idea of “empowerment through empathy,” the me too. movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they’re not alone in their journey. The movement’s vision from the beginning was to address both the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who would be at the forefront for creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities.


  1. #MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow and Tarana Burke (TED Talk, April 2018) To find out how to stop sexual harassment at work, Adam Grant talks with three powerful voices of the #MeToo movement: its founder Tarana Burke, Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow, and silence-breaker Ashley Judd.


  1. The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture (Nora Samaran, February 2016) In this thoughtful article, writer Nora Samaran posits that in order to successfully combat rape culture, men must increase their capacity for nurturance, connection, and compassion.

  2. Male Call: A Conversation About Masculinity and Violence with Byron Hurt and Jackson Katz (Bitch Media, July 2018) The connections between masculinity and violence have sweeping implications for women, men, and every living being. Byron Hurt and Jackson Katz are filmmakers, authors, and feminists who have spent their careers dissecting male violence—a violence they say stems from toxic gender values. In this interview, Bitch asked Hurt and Katz about mass shootings, gang rapes, climate change, and calling men out on their worst behaviors.

  3. I Want You, But I’m Triggered: Finding Pleasure when Trauma and Memory Collide (Bitch Media, January 2018) This article explores what happens when triggers from past traumas arise during sexual encounters, and provides insight on what to do.

  4. Why Harvey Weinstein Is Disgraced But Donald Trump Is President (Vox, October 2017) The sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump are strikingly similar. Vox explores why, despite the similarities, the outcomes have thus far been starkly different.

  5. Creating a Culture of Consent (The Body Is Not an Apology, February 2017) Using several poignant examples, this article explores both the subtle and obvious ways in which consent violations are normalized within U.S. society, how this differs from the commonly held definition of rape, and why creating a culture of consent is not only sexy, but mandatory.

  6. From #MeToo to #WeConsented: Reclaiming the Pleasure of Consent (Bitch Media, Oct 2017) Activist and writer adrien maree brown argues that if sex education focused on teaching consent, boundaries, and pleasure—instead of focusing only on preventing pregnancies and STIs—major headway could be made in the effort to turn our collective story away from one of trauma and toward one of pleasure.

  7. Stopping Campus Sexual Violence by Educating Men (Pacific Standard Magazine, December 2014) In this article, Tom Jacobs discusses the outcome of psychologist Andrew Stewart’s program entitled “The Men’s Project.” Findings from this study indicate that men who participated in this program had lower sexist beliefs and rape myth acceptance.

  8. When Victims Blame the Victim (Contexts, August 2015) In this article, Kaitlin Boyle and Ashleigh McKinzie explore in-depth the question: “Why are so many victims of sexual violence reluctant to label their experiences rape?”

  9. 8 Agenda-Setting Articles on the Sociology of Rape (Contexts, February 2016) In this short article, Nicole Bedera discusses eight components of sexual violence that need to be incorporated into sociological research.