After #MeToo, These Myths About Sexual Violence Still Exist — And They Need To Stop

This past fall, the #MeToo movement ignited a global conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault that worked to smash certain myths and stereotypes, while providing a platform for millions of survivors to come forward about their experiences. These past six months have undoubtedly deepened our collective understanding of sexual violence, and helped many survivors feel safe enough to disclose their trauma. But there are still aspects to the conversation about sexual assault and harassment that have fallen by the wayside — particularly surrounding the mental health of survivors.

Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault, incest, and suicide, which some may find triggering.

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