When feelings of isolation become inescapable.

Kirsta shares a survey she found showing that 46% of respondents aren’t interested in the reports of Trumps “sexual misconduct”.  Kim wants to know what “sexual misconduct” means in relation to the line of survey questioning.  The impacts studies like these have on click-bait headline creation is why we can’t have nice things this week. Take it away, TSwift.

In contrast to last week’s episode where reporting and investigative processes are detailed, Kim & Kirsta dive into multiple reasons why victims don’t report–a scenario we know is far more common.

Our first guest is kind of a big deal. He has many leather-bound books and his office smells of rich mahogany.

Surprise! Our first guest is a very special one, and he joins us to share a legal point of view on the challenges to reporting sexual violence. He had to make a long trip to be with the girls in person, but he’ll likely be a recurring spot. You’ll quickly see why (cue Kim swooning). https://youtu.be/PLsWhdd4iOo 

Gushing over Brene´ Brown and how everything she does is gold and applies directly to the feelings that could surround sex assault, happens. This is not an isolated incident and will continue in perpetuity. Check out Brene’s TED Talks here: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

And read/listen to her books before you do anything else. Seriously, you’ll wonder how you got through life before her: https://brenebrown.com/

K&K broach the subject of Intermarital Partner Rape (IPR)–a relatively new concept in the legal world. Though it has been mentioned on the fringe, IPR will be tackled in depth throughout the coming months. The association between shame and questioning of personal choices is examined as it can be exacerbated once matrimony introduced. The impact of others knowing that you were a victim of sexual violence and alternate avenues for access to therapy provide K&K an opportunity to drop some unsolicited life advice.

Kim has been a #MeToo movement supporter since the beginning, a stance that receives much-unwarranted criticism.

In “Asking for a Friend”, a listener cuts straight to the heart of division between supporters and critics of the #MeToo movement. Her feelings are validated by K&K, and a little perspective is proposed to help in facilitating conversations between friends and family in real-life. Kim issues her own PSA in regards to what you think you know about someone’s victimization and why they may actually embrace #MeToo. This is a segment you won’t want to miss. 

Staying true to form, plenty of good things wrap up the final week of #SAAM. Nikki Haley going full boss-mode is GIVING US LIFE. Note to the haters, this is one person in the current administration who is “not getting confused“. The Southwest pilot, Tammie Jo Shults is honored as a hero. Des Linden became the first American Woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, and snaps to the female Indian attorney attracting attention for her professional success–not her physical appearance.

Rest in power, Barbara.

It was a week chalked full of stories about strong, female role models. Who better to dominate all those headlines than the iconic Barbara Bush.  Her personality, persistence, and grace will truly be missed. Rest in power, Barbara.

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