Almost a quarter of women and one in twenty men have been sexually assaulted or had attempts made
9 out of 10 victims knew their abuser before the attack
Sexual violence is an epidemic impacting all of us
We need to talk about what happens next
Activist and journalist Catriona Morton, wants to change the narrative around survivors, and asks us to reconsider the ways we understand surviving sexual violence.
In the aftermath of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, a cultural conversation has been ignited about the prevalence, immediate impact and long-term effects that sexual violence has on people. It has begun conversations on sexism, misogyny, consent and trauma. But those conversations often skim over what it’s really like to live in the aftermath of such sexual violence.”
In The Way We Survive, Catriona Morton offers up a cultural critique of rape culture in the UK, along with personal, intimate insights into how survivors live with and cope in the aftermath of such a violation.
Exploring consent and education, the mental and physical health of survivors, the cultural shift concerning attitudes surrounding sexual violence, the impact of politics and governmental cuts to survivors in the UK as well as the realities of subjects such as dating and reclaiming sexuality in the aftermath of sexual violence, this book is utterly essential.