Episode 50 – A Conversation About Sexual Assault



We made it 50 episodes!  Hurrah!   On this 50th episode, we begin a very important conversation around sexual assault, rape culture, and the recent wave of courageous individuals coming forward to share their stories about sexual violence.   Today I am joined by Asst. Professor of Social Work, Laneshia Conner, and Taryn Henning, Director of Community Engagement for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center.  My guests and I explore the many facets of sexual violence – in the media, in the news, in popular culture, on college campuses, along with the alarming statistics that reveal that we all are affected by this problem.   We look at the perceptions around sex and sexual expression and how these perceptions have led to the troubling culture we experience today.   In the wake of Cosby, Weinstein, Trump, and so many others in the headlines – the only thing that is clear is that we all have a lot to learn, and hopefully this conversation can be a part of that for many of you.   Thank you for supporting us through 50 episodes and for being a part of this important show.

 

If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape or sexual assault, or if you would like to learn more about how you can offer support and be an ally for those who have been affected, you can connect with one of the networks or organizations below.

 

Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)www.rainn.org

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programswww.kasap.org

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Centerwww.bluegrassrapecrisis.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

 

To learn more about some of the work being done on certain college campuses to combat sexual violence, check out the link below:

https://inside.uncc.edu/news-features/2017-10-03/university-participating-%E2%80%98it%E2%80%99s-time-say-enough%E2%80%99

 

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