Definition of sexual assault in NY State

Just FYI –
This is a good definition of at least one kind of sexual assault – according to Sect. 130.52 of the penal code in New York State:
Forcible touching:
A person is guilty of forcible touching when such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose:
1. forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person, or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire; or
2. subjects another person to sexual contact for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire and with intent to degrade or abuse such other person while such other person is a passenger on a bus, train, or subway car operated by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private, whose operation is authorized by New York state or any of its political subdivisions.
For the purposes of this section, forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching.

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The latest on the Trump video fallout –

Re: Lyndsey Parker and Amber Tamblyn suddenly speaking up about abuse they experienced – as long as they don’t give the names of their harassers/abusers, they’re protecting them. Not just their careers. And, in that way, they’re contributing to rape culture.
As I’ve said, both on this page and in my e-book (, I was harassed/molested when I had an acting career. I risked everything and sued ABC TV, AFTRA, and the Stage Manager of General Hospital for sexual harassment. I felt like, if I didn’t say/do anything, it was like saying what was done to me was ok. It wasn’t. Anyone who’s not clear on what harassment or sexual assault is, needs to read that.
Bottom line: I endorse speaking out. As long as the criminals can get away with it, they will. Stop them by loudly and publicly reporting them. Period. Consequences might cause them to think twice before they commit a crime again. Possibly, not – especially with egotists like Trump – but not speaking out ensures protection for those criminals.

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More on Trump & sexual harassment…

This is the latest that I’ve seen on the Trump/sexual harassment topic:

It’s brought the subject out into the light, which is always good (keeping it hidden only helps the harassers).

In case my Comment gets buried under a bunch of others, I posted, “‘Ol Trumper is WAY out of his depth with this topic. He is NOT an expert on sexual harassment. I am – I’ve written an e-book, I’ve given seminars on the topic, and have an online community for it (www dot booklocker dot com/books/4397 dot html and sexualharassment101 dot wordpress dot com/).

So, for the record, Don, not every woman who’s sexually harassed CAN just quit. It’s a luxury, if you can do that. (We’re not all rich, like you) Although, if the harassment includes molestation, quitting could make the difference between being harassed or being raped.

And, as for Ailes, being a very, very good person – I’d have to beg to differ, if the women accusing him are right. Very, very good people don’t treat others like that. Would you say that Cosby is a very, very good person? Some of what he did was sexual harassment (promising to help women’s careers if…[you fill in the blank]), and some was just all out serial rape.

You’d better stick to making money, Don, and let me handle the topic of sexual harassment. It’s in my wheelhouse.”


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Not that I want to get into politics, here, but, just sayin’…

My Letter to the Editor of the New York Daily News: 8/2/16,

Re: Eric Trump says Ivanka is too ‘powerful’ to put up with workplace sexual harassment   by Laura Bult

Dear Editor:

As an expert on sexual harassment, as evidenced by my e-book and the seminars I’ve taught on the subject, may I just say NO ONE IS TOO STRONG OR TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG OR TOO SKINNY OR TOO FAT OR TOO PRETTY OR TOO UGLY OR TOO ANYTHING TO GET SEXUALLY HARASSED. Who is this idiot? Oh, a Trump. ‘Nuff said.
He (and everyone else) needs to read my e-book and visit my online community: and Empowerment comes with knowledge.

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Empowerment, for only $10!

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Sexual harassment in the news –

These were listed on the most recent Google Alerts email I got (today):

Sexual harassment of women in workplace still rampant
The Tennessean
It is 2016, and sexual harassment of women in the workplace still seems to be everywhere. In recent months, every time you turn around, there are …

Report: Sexual Harassment At Fox News Goes Way Beyond Roger Ailes
Media Matters for America (blog)
Following the ousting of former Fox CEO Roger Ailes amid allegations that he sexually harassed former network anchor Gretchen Carlson, The New …
Former Fox News Reporter Speaks Out on Firing, Retribution Following Sexual Harassment Claims – Hollywood Reporter
Fox’s Howard Kurtz: Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Roger Ailes Have Been “Painful And … – Media Matters for America
Sexual harassment extends beyond Gretchen Carlson at Fox News – Blasting News
Full Coverage

How to avoid sexual harassment when traveling solo
Jakarta Post
When it comes to visiting new destinations, travelers should avoid making assumptions and conduct thorough research about the country instead, …

And don’t forget my e-book, on (

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Empowerment, for only $10!

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Cyber Stalking

Something I have to share with you –




Harassment can come in many forms. Protect yourself with knowledge.

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I love it

If I haven’t mentioned it on this site (I have in my e-book), learning self defense is one of the most important things a woman can do for herself. You never know when you might be harassed, groped, raped, etc. – sometimes even in public! I have. (Harassed and groped in public, more than once)

I saw this clip on FB and thought it was great.

Learn from her. She, very wisely, took the time and effort to find out how to protect herself. She was able to walk away from what could have potentially been a very bad situation, as a result. DO learn how to protect yourself. Don’t become a statistic. You don’t have to. (And, don’t forget – never get into an elevator if no one else is in it but a man, alone. Also, if you’re alone in an elevator, and it stops at a floor where a lone man is waiting to enter, get out of the elevator and take another one.  PROTECT yourself)

SH warrior and dragon


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