1st Edition

Resistance & Recovery in the #MeToo era, Volume I

Edited By Kate Richmond, Nicole L. Johnson Copyright 2024

    Using an intersectional approach, this book amplifies the voices of those who were and continue to be at the frontlines resisting and responding to sexual violence during the rise of digital feminist movements, including #NoMore, #TimesUp, and most notably #MeToo.

    This book outlines the current socio-political landscape, including increased visibility of movements such as #NoMore, #TimesUp, and most notably #MeToo, and the public showcase of accused perpetrators becoming elected to the highest offices in the United States (e.g., Brett Kavanaugh’s election to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency). It offers note to how this political landscape has impacted survivors and therapists, alike. The first of the two volumes include 10 chapters that provide a critique of the silencing of survivors who are marginalized (e.g., women of color, trans, and queer survivors) within the current movements and offer recommendations for how to center their experiences through an intersectional approach.

    Both the volumes together cover a wide range of perspectives that bring to light the solidarity that was built among survivors, regardless of identity and experience, within the current socio-political climate while continuing to center the voices of those who are most often marginalized. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.

    Introduction: Resistance & Recovery in the #MeToo Era, Volume I

    Kate Richmond and Nicole L. Johnson


    1. An Incomplete List of Events Related to “Me Too” & #MeToo Movement (2006–2020)

    Alexandria Dilley, Rebekah Smart, Melissa L. Ward and Sapna B. Chopra


    2. Centering Black Girls in Sexual Harassment Research: A Community-Based Participatory Action Research Approach

    Britney G. Brinkman, Kathi Elliott, Shacoya L. Bates and Orlandria Smith


    3. Belonging and Otherness: The Violability and Complicity of Settler Colonial Sexual Violence

    Lorien S. Jordan


    4. “I Was Praying for My Very Salvation from My Sexual Abuse”: Experiences of Sexual Abuse Survivors in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Amber Choruby-Whiteley and Susan L. Morrow


    5. #ThemToo?: Trans Women Exclusionary Discourses in the #MeToo Era

    Joshua L. Boe, Lorien S. Jordan and Émilie M. Ellis


    6. LGBTQ and Straight Sexual Assault Survivors’ Interactions with Counseling in a Campus Counseling Center and Women’s Center

    Kathryn J. Holland, Allison E. Cipriano and T. Zachary Huit


    7. Online Disclosure of Sexual Victimization and Social Reactions: What Do We Know?

    Katherine W. Bogen, Lindsay M. Orchowski and Sarah E. Ullman


    8. A Geospatial Analysis of Disclosure of and Social Reactions to Sexual Victimization on Twitter Using #MeToo

    Katherine W. Bogen and Lindsay M. Orchowski


    9. Fighting Back Against College Campus Sexual Violence: Teaching and Supervising Courses to Empower Students

    Alexandra I. Zelin, Victoria L. Burns and Katherine H. Rogers


    10. Reconceptualizing Rehabilitation of Female Survivors of Violence: The Case of Sampoornata Model of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) in India

    Rhea Kaikobad


    Kate Richmond is Professor of Psychology and Director of Women & Gender Studies at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA. She is widely published in the areas of feminist therapy, gender ideology, masculinity, and trauma. Her coauthored undergraduate textbook, Psychology of Women & Gender, was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Publication Award by the Association of Women in Psychology. Dr. Richmond works alongside individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated to increase access to higher education, reduce mass incarceration, and build healthy communities. Dr. Richmond is also a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia, PA.

    Nicole L. Johnson is a queer, white, cisgender woman and Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA. Her research is dedicated to the exploration and implementation of prevention programming for gender-based violence (e.g., rape, intimate partner violence, violence against individuals with marginalized sexual and gender identities) and the understanding and eradication of rape culture. She is also a licensed psychologist, and her clinical work focuses on the empowerment of survivors of gender-based violence.