Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.
Nowhere in this country do we have an apparatus that is set up to believe those among us who are sexually harassed, abused, raped, when we tell our stories. There is no perfect case. But there is patriarchy.
The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.
A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.
Media coverage of Bill Cosby’s alleged assaults has portrayed the public’s affection for him as the major casualty. But we should be focusing on the women who say they were attacked—and on the rape culture that concealed his reported behavior for years.
Bill Cosby tendered his resignation Monday, as his fellow board members were reportedly preparing to discuss whether he would remain on the Temple University board. The resignation comes in the wake of allegations of sexual assault made by women against the famous comedian.
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.
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.
The rules are the result of months of discussion with campus officials, victim advocates, and students to figure out how to implement the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
Seven members of the Sayreville high school football team now face criminal charges, including three who are charged with aggravated sexual assault. It is unclear whether the coaches knew what was going on and what will happen to them.