This essay looks into reasons women have for reporting or not reporting domestic violence and sexual assault. While this topic has received a considerable amount of research from scholars, it still has not received the attention it should. When the #MeToo movement went viral, these issues started to become more salient in society, however there was still backlash, insinuating that there is still a large amount of misunderstanding around the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. In this paper, I use my outsider looking in lens to examine reasoning behind the choice to report. Through looking at previous research in addition to my own case studies, I discover personal and institutional reasoning involved in the choice to report, in addition to details such as severity and assailant.
"The Outside Looking in: Examining Reasoning Behind the Choice to Report Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence,"
Dissenting Voices: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/dissentingvoices/vol7/iss1/5