Though we might expect the lofty aspirations of academic institutions to make harassment less frequent, there is little evidence to support that expectation.
Both the quality and quantity of scholarly and professional work in STEMM is greatly diminished by ongoing sexual harassment.
We want to know what happened in the course of AMBS’s work with FaithTrust Institute. We want to know why the press release says nothing about this work.
Yours is not the first community he has groomed to tolerate him; your church did not produce his first pack of ardent defenders.
The extensive health impact of widespread sexual harassment is emerging as a major public health problem.
Dear readers who care about Mennonite colleges, what happens next is largely up to you.
Hilary's successful process with AMBS must not be co-opted into an institutional narrative that erases the trauma of other survivors, that asserts a false peace while silent suffering continues, and that elevates Hilary as a chosen survivor on the backs of people who do not fall within Dave's narrow-minded understanding of the body of Christ.
The way that I did advocacy and activism on my campus was incredibly draining and unsustainable. I want to help other people have the empowering aspects of activism without the trauma and burnout.
The problem with YOU MUST REPORT.
The goal is simple: Empower victims to speak, and encourage the kind of transparency that makes abuse harder to hide or ignore.