Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Search Results for “rape culture college

Harvard Students File Federal Complaint To Demand Better Sexual Assault Policies On Campus

... task force specifically focused on combating rape at colleges and universities. These student activists have already impacted public opinion. Just 12 percent of Americans think that higher education institutions are doing a good job responding to sexual...

Published on April 3, 2014

University Of Kansas Football Player Arrested On Sexual Battery Charges

... on one count of aggravated assault against his fiancee. Former NFL star Darren Sharper, meanwhile, is facing charges that he drugged and raped women in at least five states. Thomas' arrest is only the latest incident involving college athletes. A University...

Published on April 2, 2014

Sexual Assault Survivor Publishes Powerful Open Letter Explaining How Harvard Failed Her

... prestigious universities, the conversation about sexual assault is currently focused primarily on administrators' failures to take rape seriously. On Monday, Harvard University's newspaper, The Crimson, published an open letter to the institution written...

Published on April 1, 2014

Feminists Take To Twitter To Explain That Rape Culture Is Alive And Well

... to Twitter to emphasize the fact that rape culture -- a society that assumes it’s women’s responsibility to protect themselves from an inevitable assault, and places the blame squarely on their shoulders if they do get raped -- is alive and well. Rape culture...

Published on March 25, 2014

50,000 Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform At Dartmouth After Student Publishes A 'Rape Guide'

... in a "rape guide" published on a student-run website. Nearly 50,000 people have signed onto a petition spearheaded by the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet asking the prestigious school to "take action immediately to curb the sexual assault crisis" on campus...

Published on March 14, 2014

Activists Erect A Monument To Rape Survivors On The National Mall

...Activists blanketed the National Mall with 100 quilts containing stories from rape survivorsCREDIT: Theresa Keil/Courtesy of FORCE This past weekend, a group of sexual assault prevention activists blanketed the National Mall with survivors' stories...

Published on March 4, 2014

Why Aren't More Colleges Taking These Extremely Simple Steps To Help Rape Victims?

...CREDIT: Chase Carter via Flickr Creative Commons Students at George Washington University are pushing their professors to help combat rape culture with one simple paragraph. They're hoping to convince teachers to add a section detailing the sexual...

Published on February 25, 2014

How 'House of Cards' Gets Sexuality And Recovery From Sexual Assault Right

... sends Claire to the bathroom to try to preserve her mascara. The man, it turns out, is the boy who raped Claire in college. And while Frank knew that Claire had been assaulted, he hadn't known specifically who her assailant was until that moment. Frank's...

Published on February 18, 2014

What Will We Do When Garry Trudeau Finishes 'Doonesbury'?

... struggles to recover from the rape she experienced within her chain of command, and to win some dignity and safety for herself when she reenlisted in the military and returned to Afghanistan. But both storylines had in common the idea that people in power can get...

Published on February 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal Columnist: Rape Victims Are Just As Guilty As Rapists If They're Both Drunk

... of them were drinking alcohol. The fact that intoxicated rape victims aren't held responsible for their assault is "self-evidently unjust," according to Taranto. "If two drunk drivers are in a collision, one doesn't determine fault on the basis of demographic...

Published on February 11, 2014

Lawmakers Pressure The U.S. Government To Get Better At Cracking Down On Campus Rape

... diverse populations. Congress' push to improve the way the government handles sexual assaults comes on the heels of President Obama's announcement of a new White House task force that will specifically address the issue of rape on college campuses. "We urge...

Published on January 31, 2014

College Activist Launches A Line Of 'Consent Panties' To Take A Stand Against Rape Culture

...," and a lot of people were really excited that the company was taking such a strong feminist stance. But the campaign ended up being too good to be true. It was a prank spearheaded by the group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture -- a creative tactic to get people...

Published on January 24, 2014

Village Elders In India Order Gang-Rape To Punish Woman For Dating A Muslim Man

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool Indian police have arrested 13 people for the gang-rape of a 20-year woman -- including members of her rural community's tribal council, who ordered the crime to punish her for having a relationship with a Muslim man from...

Published on January 23, 2014

Obama Launches Initiative To Combat Rape: 'I Want Every Young Man To Feel Some Strong Peer Pressure'

... cracked down on the rapes that occur in the military and expanded the protections in the Violence Against Women Act. He called for reforms to the criminal justice system, like ending the rape kit backlog, to ensure that sexual assault cases are taken more...

Published on January 22, 2014

A Proposed Law In California Would Prevent Colleges From Sweeping Rape Under The Rug

... it violated Title IX, a gender-discrimination law that requires school officials to maintain a campus environment that's safe for women. In an interview with Newsweek, Gatto said he believes Occidental is simply trying to sweep rape under the rug to avoid bad press...

Published on January 8, 2014

Ten Travesties Of Justice In 2013

... than 3,000 inmates serving life without parole sentences for nonviolent offenses, mostly drugs. 7. College quarterback escapes any charges in rape case In November 2012, a female student at Florida State University accused FSU quarterback Jameis Winston...

Published on December 23, 2013

Ten Women's Health Heroes Who Inspired Us In 2013

..., the Kansas City Star published a remarkable investigative piece about a sexual assault case in Maryville, MO involving a high school football player and a young victim -- one that bore some striking resemblances to the infamous rape case in Steubenville...

Published on December 19, 2013

Beyond The Hysteria: What Actual Research Says About Young Women And Alcohol

... less as a method of protecting them from being raped has been hotly debated. Those debates typically rest upon the assumption that an alcohol-fueled "hook up culture" leads college students to engage in risky sexual behavior. Reporting on "hook up culture...

Published on December 6, 2013

No Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston

... of college football players who rape women and aren't held accountable for it. Maybe that woman will have to live the rest of her life as a rape victim whose attacker went unpunished, as the butt of message board jokes, as the woman who tried to ruin Florida...

Published on December 5, 2013

ThankProgress: 9 Things Progressives Can Be Thankful For

... and recidivism rates are dropping dramatically. College activists across the country are fighting back against rape culture. CREDIT: The Sheaf A groundswell of activism on college campuses has captured national headlines and moved the dial forward on issues of rape...

Published on November 28, 2013