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Joan M. Cook, Ph. She is currently the principal investigator on a large comparative effectiveness trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: LGBTQ Employees Come Forward
Oppression in all of its forms is among the root causes of sexual violence. Sexual violence is preventable through collaborations of community members at multiple levels of society—in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, faith settings, workplaces, and other settings. We all play a role in preventing sexual violence and establishing norms of respect, safety, equality and helping others. A study analyzed data from more than 75 research reports and found that lesbian and bisexual women may be up to 3 times as likely as heterosexual women to report having been sexually assaulted during their lifetime; gay men may be up to 15 times as likely as heterosexual men to report having been sexually assaulted during their lifetime Rothman, Exner and Baughman,
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Are men the main target of sexual harassment in Iraq?
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community — including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDClesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes. As a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which put us at greater risk for sexual assault.
Many of us have been there. Sexual assault affects every community, but the gay community has had particular difficulty confronting it because its victims can also be perpetrators. Sexuality and sexual expression are huge parts of gay culture and many of the spaces gay men create for themselves are hypersexualized. Advertisements for gay nightlife or events frequently feature hot dudes in states of undress and, in the clubs, muscle-clad gogo boys dance on the bar for our entertainment.