sexual harassment

The Politics of Surviving: How Women Navigate Domestic Violence and Its Aftermath

For women who have experienced domestic violence, proving that you are a “good victim” is no longer enough. Victims must also show that they are recovering, as if domestic violence were a disease: they must transform from “victims” into “survivors.” Women’s access to life-saving resources may even hinge on “good” performances of survivorhood. Through archival and ethnographic research, Paige L. Sweet reveals how trauma discourses and coerced therapy play central roles in women’s lives as they navigate state programs for assistance.

Addressing Sexual Misconduct at the University of Michigan: New Directions and Possibilities

The University of Michigan recently announced sweeping changes to how the university prevents and responds to sexual misconduct. To understand these changes IRWG has assembled a panel of leaders to share efforts underway, imagine new possibilities, and engage with UM community members.