A Note on Covering Sexual Assault

Following yesterday's hearings, women, including survivors of interpersonal violence, have been contacting me, shaken to their core.

Some have talked about how the experience triggered their own painful memories. Some have stated that the rush to move forward on a vote represents a total erasure and denial of women’s experience. Others are worried about the messages their children are receiving. 

When doing your work as journalists, remember that your sources may be intellectually and emotionally shaken at this time.

Please take the time to consult our library of resources on covering sexual assault and gender violence.

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