A letter from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s lawyer to CNN threatening to sue if the network broadcasted the documentary film The Hunting Ground is the latest action in a series of high-profile sexual assault cases where both the accusers and the accused are bringing defamation claims.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan a sharply worded letter, saying he suspected that the government’s investigation had turned adversarial toward the university. He accused the office of denying the university due process.
From what I saw and experienced as a participant at the event, there is a place in movement work for celebrities who genuinely care about the cause for which they are advocating.
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.
Without access to necessary medical care, several students will be left high and dry in the coming school year—particularly any who may become victims of sexual assault.
Most students seem to have heard of the affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—standard, but it does not seem to be a common practice on campuses nationwide.
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.
If Cornell truly wants to see a reduction in incidents of gender-based violence like the one that ended the life of Shannon Jones on Thanksgiving, the school needs to do more to change the culture that has allowed this sort of violence to persist on campus.