Readers may recall earlier this year, when I wrote a practical guide to sexual violence terminology.
Now I’ve written another article, as part of the Ace Community Survey Team, explaining how sexual violence is classified by the CDC. Go take a look.
Although the CDC’s definitions of sexual violence are publicly available in the NISVS report, few lay people would sift through over a hundred pages in order to find them. The lack of easily accessible information concerns us, because it deprives some victims of tools they need to understand their own experiences. The goal of this article is to explain the CDC categories and their use in the 2018 Asexual Community Survey.