Here’s what we do know: We know that violence causes trauma. We know that living in stressful and harassing environments can cause anxiety, PTSD, and depression. And we know that to be a woman in America is to live with the daily threat of all of these things.
This lack of shared language feels more urgent now than ever — how can we explain to the people in our lives, the men in our lives, what is happening with us if we don’t have the words to do so? How can we probe our own experiences if there’s no framework to give name to what we’re feeling?