When then-Senator Al Franken was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women this past November, I braced myself for the backlash. I grew up in Minnesota, so my social media threads were filled with Franken-loving Minnesotans begging him not to resign and castigating his accusers for blowing their experiences out of proportion. One friend of… Read more →
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Molly Brookfield is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History at the University of the South, Sewanee. Her current project, “Watching the Girls Go By: Sexual Harassment in the American Street, 1850-1980,” examines women’s experiences of street harassment in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. Her research interests stand at the intersection of urban history, gender studies, and the feminist theories of sexual violence.