Last week, an Anchorage woman went public on social media with an allegation of sexual assault, prompting others to share their stories. By week’s end, a group of Twitter accounts published a spreadsheet of names. The organizers say list they’re trying to bring some accountability to abusers in Alaska. Advocates and law enforcement say this type of vigilante justice may not be the best way to do that.
An anonymous, crowdsourced document known as the Alaska Abuser List is circulating on social media, accusing anyone named on it of abuse ranging from domestic violence to sexual assault.
The Homer Men’s Leadership Forum began in part to discuss issues such as toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement. But for many men, those topics can feel uncomfortable.
In the weeks since the state legislature convened, there’s been a workplace training, proposed changes to the legislature’s sexual harassment policy and allegations made against one lawmaker — Bethel Democrat Rep. Zach Fansler — who has now resigned.