Locker Room Talk
Y-K Delta Women Push Back on Trump's 'Locker Room Talk'
Walk into any room in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta—any office, any store, the post office—and chances are that one in four women you see will have experienced sexual violence. One in four. That number is from a 2012 survey from the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Sexual assault was a big topic during the 2016 presidential election after the release of a video of Donald Trump talking with television host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women by grabbing and kissing them without their consent. When asked about the video, the candidate dismissed his words as "locker room talk," and said "we should get on to much more important things and much bigger things." In this photo slideshow, you will see women in the Delta who have decided to push back on that statement, saying sexual assault is no small thing.
This photo series was a collaboration between Katie Basile and KYUK Reporter, Anna Rose MacArthur.