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MESA in the Media

July 23, 2019

CU Boulder study finds workplace sexual harassment decreased since #MeToo but Gender harassment, or hostility toward women in general, increased

A professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business surveyed women from 2016 to 2018 and found that they experienced sexual harassment less often, but gender harassment more often.

Stefanie Johnson, an associate professor in the school, credits both of the results to the #MeToo movement, which is a movement against sexual assault and harassment that began in 2006 and was popularized through use of the hashtag on social media in 2017.

Gender harassment, or a show of hostility toward women, increased as a backlash to the #MeToo movement, Johnson theorizes.

Janine D’Anniballe, director of rape crisis center Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), said she has also seen backlash to the #MeToo movement. She agrees with Johnson and thinks it’s a reaction from men who feel threatened by the movement and shift in power.

July 14, 2019

Fievel the Facility Dog makes the local news in honor of his one-year work anniversary.

Fievel, Moving to End Sexual Assault’s first four-legged employee, is celebrating his one-year anniversary as the crisis center’s facility dog.

The golden retriever lab mix plays no small role in MESA’s mission, which is to provide support and services to survivors of sexual assault. Since Fievel’s May 2018 arrival at the Boulder- and Broomfield-based center, he has assisted more than 700 clients.

MESA’s partnership with an assistance dog began more than two years ago, when MESA Director Janine D’Anniballe took action on her vision to implement a furry friend to comfort clients in the midst of dealing with their respective traumatic experiences.

June 24, 2019

Miriam Schiff, host of KGNU’s Womyn Air, is joined by Janine D’Anniballe to talk about consent.

The issue of asking for consent before any physical interaction appears to at the forefront of the news today.

We are witnessing rape trials and judges allowing alleged rapists to walk away with probation or no more than a slap on the wrist.

What impact does it have and message is it sending to both our male and female communities?

Host Miriam Schiff is joined by Janine D’Anniballe, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault and traumatic stress, and treatment for survivors.  Dr. D’Anniballe currently serves as the Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners in Lafayette, Colorado.  She also has been the Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), the rape crisis center serving Boulder and Broomfield Countiesin Colorado for the last 20 years.

February 21, 2019

Maeve Conran of KGNU interviews MESA’s Director, Janine D’Anniballe, and highlights MESA’s new podcast.

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) has launched a podcast focused on addressing sexual violence. Sex: By Invitation Only is a five week series dedicated to asking the question “It’s a scary time for men?”

Janine D’Anniballe, Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners in Boulder who oversees MESA says that this question originates with Donald Trump.

“It was our president of the United States that first uttered those words specifically, to say ‘oh we men have to look out now’. It’s so maddening really, because the men who need to be worried about their behavior and the men who, maybe, might want to have some feelings of fear are the men that are committing and perpetrating crimes of sexual violence. If men aren’t doing that, men have nothing to be worried about. But the culture is changing for the men who are doing that because they’re being called out, and starting to be held accountable.”

MESA’s Podcast, Sex: By Invitation Only

Welcome to our third series, “Responding to the Headlines.” This series involves discussions around ongoing high profile sexual assault cases and the destructive themes that have reinforced rape culture for decades.

Episode 1: “Who’s Really to Blame?”

In this episode we discuss the topic of victim blaming. If we want to continue to turn the tide on sexual assault, then we have to start believing people who come forward with allegations. We need to normalize survivors’ behavior prior to and following a sexual assault.

Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sex: By Invitation Only

Second Podcast Series, “The Healing Journey”

Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sex: By Invitation Only

First Podcast Series, “It’s a Scary Time for Men?”

Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Music: “Slow Burn” and “Loopster” Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sex: By Invitation Only

Trailer

Music: California (Prelude) by Chris Pureka

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