In art, in reporting, in legislation, the women and men who suffer from PTSD as a result of sexual trauma are continuously diminished and overlooked. For women, this reflects a much longer history of treating women's emotional trauma as suspect, as a reflection of their innate weakness rather than their objective experiences. (See, for instance, centuries of diagnosing "female hysteria," which was only dropped as an official diagnosis in the 1950s.) As a result, women are less likely to seek proper treatment, unaware that they are experiencing a well-studied and treatable condition.
There are all sorts of reasons women who report sexual misconduct, from unwanted advances by their bosses to groping or forced sex acts, are not believed, and with a steady drumbeat of new reports making headlines, the country is hearing a lot of them. But some of the most commonly raised causes for doubt, like a long delay in reporting or a foggy recall of events, are the very hallmarks that experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.
But what about the women who are sexually harassed by men who aren’t even a little famous? It’s unlikely many newspapers care about a disgusting night-shift manager at the local Denny’s. The fact is that sexual harassment is more about power than sex; any industry with extreme power differentials will be afflicted by it. “Raising awareness” is crucial, but not enough.
Travel website TripAdvisor has added tags informing users of hotels where sexual assaults have been reported. The warning badges are designed to identify health, discrimination and safety issues, the company said. The announcement came after the website was accused of deleting several reviews in which users reported being sexually assaulted at hotels in Mexico.
"...in India survivors of a sexual assault are often either blamed or pitied as somehow irreparably soiled. So the actress's defiance was a watershed moment. "She changed the whole narrative with that single act of bravery." She also inspired her female colleagues to start a conversation they'd never had before. At first they were simply phoning each other out of shock — and to discuss ways they could lend the actress their public support."

When Russian Trolls Attack

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In Russia, at the highest levels of government and society, violence against women is tolerated and even defended. According to Human Rights Watch, each year roughly 12,000 women there are killed, most often by husbands, lovers, and other men close to the victims. Police in Russia are often slow to respond to calls for help from women, or don’t respond at all—which means that the internet is often the place of last resort. And women who talk about their abuse, on television or the web, are punished with a startling amount of online abuse.