‘I Refuse to Let Someone Have my Power’: Stories of Survival After Sexual Assault
After more than a year of working with survivors to share their stories, NBCChicago.com aims to give a voice to stories of sexual misconduct in the Chicago area
Every 98 seconds someone in America is sexually assaulted.
The statistic from RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) gives shocking context to the #MeToo movement that went viral following the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations last year in Hollywood. Since then, a growing number of high-profile men have been accused of sexual harassment and assault, and women and men around the world have shared their stories, giving voice to the collective silence around sexual misconduct.
#MeToo was more than an outlet for their stories. It was a sea change. . . .