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How Do We Think About Consent, Sexual Assault In Post-Kavanaugh America?

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's lifelong appointment is a controversial subject for many Americans, especially those who have been impacted by sexual assault. 

Claims of Kavanaugh's past actions, notably brought to Congress by former classmate Christine Blasey Ford, brought to the nation's forefront questions about accountability, the difficulty victims have reporting and recovering from sexual assault, how allegations of this kind are investigated, and what consent – or lack of it – looks like.

In what ways has the #MeToo movement affected public opinion and reactions from both men and women in America? 

How are the laws regarding sexual assault allegations regulated and are there protections around issues of consent? What are the rights of both the survivors and the accused? 

Where can support be found in the San Antonio area, for anyone who has been affected by issues related to sexual assault? 

For more information, call 210-349-7273 or visit The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio here.


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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.