The time to speak up is past. Now it is time for all of us to shout together, support victims and eliminate rape culture. Discussions of sexual violence should be deeply grounded in intersectionality. We must care for victims and survivors from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. These books offer a window into that broader understanding.
"The Round House," by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Erdrich's 2012 novel explores the complicated search for justice and the roots of violence after a sexual assault on a reservation in North Dakota. This powerful National Book Award winner will linger in your heart.
"Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture," edited by Roxane Gay (Harper)