On being groped and staying quiet. Or, what kind of place an airplane can be.

I published this short personal essay in the academic journal, Gender, Place and Culture in response to a call for papers about the Women’s March. It’s about the 2016 presidential race, being groped on airplanes, and how particular kinds of spaces are used to keep women quiet.

This was a tricky one for me to publish, exposing moments of personal vulnerability in an academic setting. That said, I believe that a great part of our responsibility as scholars – especially in the social sciences – is to expose injustice; in this case, that means sharing my own story in the present political moment.

Thanks for reading. If this piece moves you to comment, I ask that you send along an email rather than posting below.

Thanks very much for reading.

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Fifty people can download the article for free, here:

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/yJ7TAQ9Fz9VKNSxV79pE/full

After that, if you have a hard time getting to it (paywall, etc.) let me know.

Here’s a pre-publication copy (for those of you who don’t need to cite.)

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