Lisa Anderson, 40, of Decatur, said that after she was raped in college, she became a lawyer to help those who’ve been sexually assaulted and harassed. Anderson started Atlanta Women for Equality in 2012. (CASEY SYKES, CASEY.SYKES@AJC.COM)
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An avalanche of sex scandals: Why now?

The avalanche of high-profile stories has coupled with a social media campaign called #MeToo, emboldening women - and men - to take a stand.

Ripple effects are appearing locally, as well. 

Meanwhile, a backlash is emerging that asserts that all this is going too far, conflating childish mistakes with sexual violations.

Lisa Anderson, a Decatur attorney, has dedicated her life to helping those who’ve suffered sexual abuse and harassment.

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