As painful as some of the exchanges have been, this election has forced us to confront issues related to sexual assault and inappropriate discourse. Here’s The Economist on the politics of sexual assault: It’s not just the powerful.

+ It’s good that we’re talking about the issue. And it’s better that Michelle Obama is talking about it. She gave a must-watch speech on the topic on Thursday. Now when I say, Thanks Obama, I mean Michelle.

+ Vox: A cop who’s spent 30 years fighting sexual assault explains why victims often wait to come forward.