With the growing revelations of sexual assault of women by movie stars and media moguls, and the national #metoo movement that has allowed women to say they, too, have suffered abuse, the Arkansas Times is seeking to learn what sort of inappropriate behavior Arkansans — of both sexes — have been subjected to.
To that end, we've created The Cassandra Project, which will begin with the establishment of an online tool for Arkansans to report, confidentially, instances of sexual aggression, such as suggestive remarks in the workplace, inappropriate touching, forceful touching, attempted rape or rape. We want to know if refusal of advances has cost someone his or her job. The Times hopes to collect tips to both better understand the scope of abuse and to investigate and expose the perpetrators.Report an incident
The Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together toward the elimination of sexual violence and advocating for sexual assault victims’ rights and services. ACASA provides cohesion, vision and resources to members, while working to change public attitudes and beliefs surrounding sexual violence issues.Find a crisis center near you
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. In an attempt to get her to have sex with him, the god Apollo gave her the gift of perfect prophecy. But after she rebuffed his advances, he cursed her, so that no one believed what she foretold. Because of that, her warnings were disregarded.