The V-Report (August 2011)

The day DSK was dismissed I sent this out via Twitter: I am so OVER women being put on trial when they get raped, leaving their houses when they get beaten, quitting jobs after they get harassed.

Within seconds, emails, tweets and Facebook responses began to pour in. Women sent me stories about cases reported and unreported.

One woman pressed charges against a younger male student who stalked and attempted to rape her at Seminary school. She wrote to the Dean and a church district Superintendent. She was told no one could help her. She faced much hostility from members of her community. She kept going. Her tale had a happy ending: “I was granted my Order of Protection; I am affecting important change here at my school, the school is stepping up to create better policies.”