We’ve probably all heard it before: A woman expresses rage or grief and gets called hysterical. Another discloses sexual harassment or assault, and she gets labeled hysterical. The tendency to write off women’s emotions and experiences as hysterical isn’t an accident of history, as I explored in Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence against Women. Since it’s Women’s HistoryContinue reading “The History of Hysteria in Women’s Lives”
Monthly Archives: March 2023
As Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close, What Next?
As February gives way to March, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month comes to a close. Building on themes related to translating awareness into action from Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence against Women, I’ve been thinking about how we can leverage February’s awareness-building to take action all year long to prevent and respondContinue reading “As Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close, What Next?”