April 16, 2014 - 9:31 am
As of February 20, three federally recognized tribes have the power to arrest and prosecute non-Natives who assault Native intimate partners, under a pilot project to test a historic expansion of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction.
March 27, 2014 - 11:48 am
The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies, which could threaten the livelihood of survivors of domestic violence, crime, or abuse.
February 21, 2014 - 9:35 am
The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.
January 13, 2014 - 5:12 pm
On Monday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly considered for a second time HB 1796, the first statewide bill in the nation seeking to protect all victims of crime or abuse from experiencing similar maltreatment.
December 19, 2013 - 5:20 pm
While the hashtag shined a light on how ableism is a systemic issue in all political and societal respects, it also revealed something that has long been known by some, but that has been unrecognized by others: that feminism has an ableism problem.
December 2, 2013 - 3:27 pm
Three months have passed since Swarthmore College introduced a centralized sexual assault and harassment reporting system, meant to rectify the many issues exposed in two federal complaints alleging the school has mishandled sexual assault cases on campus. But not everyone is happy with the new system.
September 10, 2013 - 4:42 pm
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
August 14, 2013 - 9:51 am
While a federal court may have found “I Love Boobies” bracelets protected under the First Amendment, so students can wear them to school, the court of public opinion still takes issue with such campaigns—many people find them toxic to the overall breast cancer conversation.
August 8, 2013 - 12:45 pm
Swarthmore is among a number of colleges and universities that are being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for violating Title IX by creating a “hostile environment” and discouraging students from reporting or pursuing disciplinary action against sexual misconduct.
June 4, 2013 - 2:16 pm
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, “disorderly conduct” ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling the police, lest they face eviction from their homes.