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But she notes that, especially given her history of trauma — she was drugged and raped in 2013 — having a male partner in today’s climate bears its challenges.
“I can't fault him for being socialized as a man in the United States,” she says.
On campus, Bussel sees this as “an extreme lack of respect for women and their choices.”Like many women, Bussel says she and her friends have experienced various forms of sexual violence.
According to an October poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, this public reckoning has changed the way both men and women view these issues — nearly half of the women surveyed said they felt more encouraged to speak out about their own experiences.
And 49 percent of men surveyed claimed that women’s Me Too stories had caused them to rethink their own behaviors around sex and dating.
A college student carefully considers which fraternity houses to avoid when she’s going out with her roommates.
An engaged 30-something grapples with behavior she might have brushed off previously — even from her fiancé.