What is it about?

Sexual-assault survivor disclosed their experience in order to create social change and to help other survivors The benefits of self-disclosure were empowerment, stress relief, and social support while the risks were threats and offensive social reactions.

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Why is it important?

our findings reveal the benefits and risks to recovery that are inherent in popular feminist activism strategies such as the #MeToo campaign. Thus, a sexual-assault survivor who is considering public self-disclosure of his/her sexual assault experience can have guidance to ensure they do so safely and beneficially

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This page is a summary of: Between healing and revictimization: The experience of public self-disclosure of sexual assault and its perceived effect on recovery., Psychology of Violence, November 2020, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/vio0000309.
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