If you haven’t heard about Harvey Weinstein, you may have been living under a rock the last couple of weeks. He’s been accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women. Dr. Margaret relays an incident in her own history with sexual harassment, and how it made her feel. She also focuses on human’s normal reactions to danger: fight, flight, freeze and fold. Have you ever shamed yourself for your response to sexual harassment or abuse, like the shame belongs to you? It belongs only to the perpetrator, and Dr. Margaret tells us why. Today’s email from a listener is also on the topic of sexual abuse, with a question about how or when to confront a perpetrator when he (or she) is a member of your family.

If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault. there are people you can talk to, who will try to help. Just click here for the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline.

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