• What is Sexual Violation?

    sexual violation (n) any form of non-consensual, sexual advance; sexual harassment or sexual assault

    Sexual violation is a term defined as the sexual advances by one party against another, which cross personal boundaries of the second party. Sexual violation is a general term which covers the full spectrum of violations, from sexual harassment to sexual assault and violence. It’s important to note that creating a general term does not equate the range of experiences which fall into it. Rather, by using a general term we can more easily refer to these violations on a whole, as the result of the deeper systemic problems in our society (such as enforced gender roles and sexism). As we distill the root causes and consider different approaches to a solving this endemic and global problem, we must also create new language to articulate our ideas.