April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month- Why talk about it?

Addressing sexual assault is alot like cleaning a wound or removing a splinter. Ever been around a kid with a splinter or even had one yourself as an adult? The last thing anyone with a splinter wants is to go digging around in there to get it out. Understandable. Best just to cover it up…

What Governor Cuomo’s Pattern of Abuse Teaches Us

Content warning: descriptions of sexual harassment “A text book abuser” This is Charlotte Bennett’s description of her former boss, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Six women have come forward accusing Cuomo of inappropriate touching and invasive sexual advances and questions. The multiple harassment allegations have come out at a unique time for Governor Cuomo, since…

COVID-19 Has Not Stopped Sexual Harassment

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of our culture, but it has not left behind sexual harassment. A recent Forbes article states reports of sexual harassment are down, which could be due to a variety of reasons, some of which were mentioned in the article.1 However, sexual harassment is notoriously underreported, with 3 out of 4…

Boys and Men, Too

Boy Scouts from across the country are coming forward with accounts of sexual abuse from former Scout Leaders – as of November 15th, 2020 82,663 of them have filed a claim. The shear number of these filings is enough to take your breath away, but one thing society must take away from this is that…

Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Shelter

Rebuilding Hope! The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County opposes antitransgender initiatives and the recent attack on transgender and gender non-conforming people’s access to safe shelter. The new proposed rule put out by the Trump Administration would allow Grantees of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to deny shelter to trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.…

Team Participates In Dressember to Raise Awareness

In support of Dressember, we as an agency of advocates committed to ending human trafficking, the global sex trade, and slavery worldwide have decided to participate in this movement to stop human trafficking. “Every year, thousands of advocates around the world take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress or tie during the 31 days of December. And trust us, it makes a statement.