July 25, 2024

Trump’s reaction to the sexual harassment allegations has been that it’s just “locker room talk.” I don’t agree that it’s just “locker room talk.” It is a peek into the larger problem of sexual assault and harassment in the US and around the world.

In the Georgia election, a proposed constitutional amendment is to get rid of the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Seems like a weird amendment until one finds out what is the reason for it. A judge was disciplined for his misconduct of sexual harassment. He wants to get rid of the group who investigated him.

Just a cursory research shows that sexual assault/harassment is prevalent in all parts of society: politics, business, colleges, schools, churches, doctors, military, prisons, etc. There is no area that is immune; it is not just locker room talk, but exists everywhere.

Johnnie Caldwell – Superior Court Judge
Disgraced former Ga. judge behind push to abolish judicial watchdog group

Bill Clinton – President
Bill Clinton sexual misconduct allegations

Mark Foley – US Representative
Mark Foley scandal

Anthony Weiner – Congressman
Anthony Weiner scandal

Bill Cosby – Comedian
Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations

Roger Ailes – Chairman and CEO of Fox News
Roger Ailes steps down as Fox News CEO

Jared Fogle – Subway spokesman
Jared Fogle Wikipedia

“one in four college women have experienced rape or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime”
Sexual Assault
“95% of Campus Rapes Go Unreported”

“In a given school year, 58 percent of 7th-12th graders experience sexual harassment”
By the numbers: Sexual violence in high school
“Eight in 10 students (81 percent) experience some form of sexual harassment during their school lives”
Hostile Hallways

Brock Turner case
Brock Turner

Catholic churches
Catholic Church sex abuse scandals around the world

Youth pastor facing molestation charges also charged in south Georgia

“3,100 doctors accused of sexual misconduct”, but is most probably much higher.
AJC Investigation
Larry Nassar – USA Gymnastics doctor

“25% of military women have been sexually assaulted, and up to 80% have been sexually harassed”

“Between 9 and 20 percent of inmates had been sexually assaulted”

Mass sexual assaults
Mass sexual assaults

Celebrity rape survivors
Celebrity rape victims

It’s On Us
List of anti-sexual assault organizations in the United States
Sexual assault