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 a PhD candidate in the departments of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently writing a dissertation that 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, masculinity and gender studies, and the history of sexual violence.