Join Dr. Chalice at 2018 APA Convention
Twelve years ago Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, created the activist group in order to shed light on sexual violence survivors (Brockes, 2018). Accusations of sexual violence against Hollywood “A- Listers” began to appear in media. The media shared the hashtag #MeToo when disseminating these stories. Since then many women, celebrity and non- celebrity alike, have come forward to share their #MeToo Stories.
What may have caused such a large number of women to fall prey to the hands of a predator? How might a quantitative research study examining the sexual assertiveness characteristics of young adult college- attending African- American (Jenkins, 2008) inform the #MeToo movement? What factors might contribute to a woman’s ability to exercise sexual assertiveness skills? How might sexual assertiveness training help women to gain control over their social and interpersonal interactions? What are the socio- cultural limitations that may influence a woman’s ability to exercise sexual assertiveness?
Join me in exploring possible answers to these questions as we relate relate my dissertation research to the #MeToo movement.
Brockes, E. (2018). “Me Too founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’” Retrieved January 18, 2018 from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/me-too-founder-tarana-burke-women-sexual-assault
Jenkins, C. (2008). Are young adult college attending African American women protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS? A study of sexual assertiveness characteristics. ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor: MI.