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WOMEN'S STUDIES PROFESSOR REFLECTS ON OUTPOURING OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

Women's Studies Associate Professor Aswini Tambe

Ashwini Tambe | The Conversation

"The cascade of sexual harassment accusations over the past month has moved from high-profile men to lesser-known people in sectors such as higher education and the restaurant industry. In an important and fundamental way, the ground beneath us has shifted: Victims everywhere have lost their patience and their fear, and are finding willing listeners. 

"A question worth asking is: Why has it shifted now?

"The current outpouring of allegations may seem sudden, but it isn’t surprising if you’ve been tracking the massive swell in women’s activism over the past year, as women’s studies scholars like me are doing."

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Photo: Associate Professor Ashwini Tambe

Date of Publication: 
11/28/17