Breast cancer is unfortunately a part of many women’s histories. So, to close out Women’s History Month, I was inspired to write this article. I got my first mammogram on March 31st, and I thought it would be helpful to share my experience as well as more information about breast cancer that is important for everyone to know.
It has come to my attention that there will soon be a (and when there's one, there's often more) well-meaning exhibit at a Connecticut university where students will be showing creative works such as art and poetry that deal with sexual harassment and assault.
In light of the news and conversations about sexual harassment and assault committed by celebrities and other people well-known to the public, it needs to be pointed out that this does not only happen in the workplace, wherever that may be for someone. It really happens everywhere.
One place it tends to be normalized is on the dance floor of clubs, bars, and at concerts. I know it took me a long time to see it for what it is. It is Not ok. How hard is it to ask someone if they want to be touched in any way? Additionally, what are the security guards/bouncers at bars and clubs doing to interfere and lessen this to set a firm example that consent is a must-have? (Nothing from what I’ve seen). It does not have to be this way.