Conservatives are, yet again, working to expand the unchecked power of police and increase our reliance on a violent criminal justice system. And this time they’re doing it with a bill that would have devastating consequences for rape survivors.
Data shows that average rates of non-consensual sexual contact by physical force or incapacitation reported by all the universities that participated were as high or slightly higher than those revealed in prior surveys.
The Virginia Senate this week moved forward with a bill that would require nearly all full-time staff at public universities to report sexual assault to the police within 24 hours of notification.
The woman who accused Florida State University (FSU) quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the university’s trustees. The accuser claims that the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident.
The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona.
Ingrained in Bob Jones University’s very DNA is a belief in shame as an essentially positive thing, which manifests in its reportedly condemnatory attitude toward survivors of sexual abuse and violence.
Some student advocates are criticizing the federal government for supporting secrecy in a high-profile campus sexual assault records case in Montana.
After a damning article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity erupted in a firestorm of negative press, school officials leapt into action. But the timing of their response suggests it is more a public relations strategy rather than a real attempt to effect change.
Bill Cosby has been an active member of the Temple community and a significant donor, and is a member of the school’s board of trustees. Temple is also one of 55 colleges under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly mishandling students’ sexual assault claims under Title IX.
Bringing sexual and domestic violence to the forefront of public consciousness by speaking out and sharing our stories is critical, but it is only one part of enacting wide-ranging change.