This Happened

This Happened
A common response to a woman coming forward about sexual assault is no response at all.

5: Into the Light
Oct 3, 2018 • 28 min
After talking it out for hours, Nichole and Anthony come to terms with the assault for the first time. Accountability becomes the question that everyone must wrestle with: Was there any in this case? Should there be? If so, what should it look like? What…
4: Pity for the Perpetrator
Oct 3, 2018 • 24 min
Once the news of the assault is made public, Janey’s friends and family describe feeling a surge of pity for Mathew, the perpetrator, and an instinct to protect him. Janey’s mother argues that it is the woman’s responsibility to avoid rape. And we learn…
3: Silence
Oct 3, 2018 • 23 min
Janey’s friends describe the things that made a friendship with Mathew special, offering another explanation for why they maintained relationships with him. But we discover that there was also an overwhelming sense that the correct thing to do, was just…
2: “Misunderstanding”
Oct 3, 2018 • 24 min
Janey’s friends have a difficult time acknowledging that the assault happened. And they reveal the many coping mechanisms that allow them to distance themselves from it. Janey’s friend, Nichole, has an epiphany.
1: This Happened
Oct 3, 2018 • 15 min
Janey takes us through the story of a beautiful friendship that took an unhealthy turn, and ended in tragedy. In this episode, we learn exactly what happened the night of the assault, and we come to understand that it was the aftermath of the assault that…
Sep 29, 2018 • 3 min
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