Stop Sexual Assault in Schools Now Has Resources in Chinese!

My friends Esther Warkov and Joel Levin and their team at the nonprofit Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) have worked for many years to provide resources and advocacy on matters of sexual harassment, assault, and rape in K-12 schools. Now they’re pleased to provide several of their resources translated into Chinese!

Xinyi He (何心怡), a Rutgers University grad student and an Indiana University alumna, has been working as an intern for SSAIS, and she has done the marvelous work of rendering several of SSAIS’ publications into Simplified Chinese. She’s also written and created other Chinese-language and culturally-friendly resources for SSAIS, too! I’m delighted to share some of them here.

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Working While Female Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Miss the first three posts in this 16 Days series? Start right here.

A friend of mine once told me how a stranger sexually harassed her at work. She was a pharmacist at a drug store like CVS or Walgreens; the perpetrator was a customer, who even lurked outside the store until she was done with her shift. When she came outside, he accosted her and made her feel truly threatened. It was definitely a traumatizing experience.

Maybe this kind of thing has happened to you as well; if not, it’s likely happened to someone you know. Sexual harassment occurs in every conceivable type of workplace, and in the restaurant/hospitality and retail sectors more than any other. Sometimes, the perpetrator is a boss or colleague. Other times, it’s a customer.

That’s the scenario Shin-hye faces during season one of It’s OK to Be Sensitive! Watch this nine-and-a-half minute webisode:

Last warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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