Anthony Zenkus

Anthony Zenkus is a licensed social worker and social work educator and trains judges, law enforcement, medical professionals and educators on sexual violence and trauma.  He has worked for more than 30 years in the fields of family violence, sexual violence and trauma. He teaches in the graduate schools of social work at Columbia University and Adelphi University.

Articles by this author

A sign reading, "We Will Be Heard" at the 2019 Women's March in Washington, D.C. (Photo: TC Davis/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Joe Biden, Rape Culture, and Living in the Dark
Rape culture is defined by Oxford as “a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse”. When Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner to 6 months in jail (he ended up serving only 3) for raping an unconscious woman...
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"In the age of #MeToo many people still question why survivors waver and hesitate in coming forward with their assaults," writes Zenkus. "Imagine the additional pressure a survivor feels when an abuser holds a position of authority, is well known, and is among the politically powerful." (Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT) Views
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The Inconvenient Truth of Rape
The recent allegations of rape against Joe Biden have created a firestorm online. The accuser, Tara Reade, spoke with Katie Halper on her podcast last month and described in grim detail how Joe Biden violated her when she was a staffer in his office in 1993. Her story was graphic, detailing how she...
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