An elevator speech for sexual assault
The best way to handle the moment when you feel threatened – or have just been attacked – is to have your reaction prepared in advance, says Jennie Saia.
Posted on November 30, 2013, in feminism, men, rape and sexual assault, women and tagged men, sexual assault, women. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Empowerment makes all the difference. Making a decelerating statement like this, loudly, moves this event into the public space where such behavior is strongly disapproved, and the victimizer fails in their attempt to victimize.
Yes. And we as a society need to use our voices to help stop things like this from happening.
I really like the term “decelerating statement.” That perfectly sums up what it’s meant to do.