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UChicago students speak out against institutional failures with trending #LiabilityoftheMind hashtag

University of Chicago students took to Twitter last night, calling out widespread misogyny, Title IX violations, queerphobia, transphobia, racism (including these Halloween costumes), ableism, lack of mental health services, lack of support for low-income students — and institutional tolerance of it all. 

University of Chicago students took to Twitter last night, calling out widespread misogyny, Title IX violations, queerphobia, transphobia, racism (including these Halloween costumes), ableism, lack of mental health services, lack of support for low-income students — ...

UChicago misogynists threaten sexual assault survivors and activists over release of ‘rapist list’

Last year, the Department of Education opened an investigation of the University of Chicago after a complaint alleged that gender-based violence and harassment were rampant on campus, and that the University was doing little to stop it. Yesterday a group calling itself the UChicago Electronic Army (UEA) provided a good case in point. The UEA hacked the University of Chicago MODA fashion website in order to send a threatening message to campus survivors, activists, and allies:

UEA’s message, which is no longer online, was a response to the release of the Hyde Park List. As Dana reported on Monday, “concerned citizens” posted the names of several “people known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence” at the school. (After initially being removed ...

Last year, the Department of Education opened an investigation of the University of Chicago after a complaint alleged that gender-based violence and harassment were rampant on campus, and that the University was doing little to stop it. Yesterday ...

Rapists seem to think Title IX protects their “right” not to be accused of sexual assault

Oh, this is just perfect.

In recent years, we’ve seen activists and rape survivors across the country push their colleges to more effectively address campus sexual assault. From Dartmouth to Amherst to Yale, they’ve spoken out about how their schools’ administrations have failed them. And they’ve filed lawsuits to hold them accountable. The Know Your Title IX campaign, which our own Alexandra helped launch, is working to ensure that all students know that colleges in fact have a legal obligation under Title IX, which prevents gender discrimination in education, to create a safe learning environment for all their students–and is calling on the federal government to enforce the landmark law.

Now this ...

Oh, this is just perfect.

In recent years, we’ve seen activists and rape survivors across the country push their colleges to more effectively address campus sexual assault. From Dartmouth to Amherst to

Do you Know Your IX? Do you fancy a little activism this weekend?

If you’re in high school or college, you need to Know Your IX. You need to know how Title IX protects you, your friends, your classmates, your teammates, and everyone else on your campus from sex-based discrimination. And if you feel like a doing a little activism, a little awareness raising, on your campus this weekend, Know Your IX has got you covered: all you have to do it print this poster, grab some tape or a stapler, and get to work.

You can print the poster and learn about other ways to spread the word here. If you don’t know your rights, you can’t defend them. So Know Your IX. Bonus round: email me a ...

If you’re in high school or college, you need to Know Your IX. You need to know how Title IX protects you, your friends, your classmates, your teammates, and everyone else on your campus from sex-based discrimination. ...

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Do you know your Title IX?

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective of survivor-activists and allies across the country. It aims to ensure that every college student in the U.S. knows that under Title IX they have a right to an education free from sexual violence–and gives them the tools they need to hold their schools to that.

Check out the website here. With legal resources, guidance on engaging in campus activism, hotlines for emergency care, suggestions for supporting a survivor, and personal advice after an assault, it’s a treasure trove of useful information every college student ...

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective ...

SAFER Carolina

The radical potential and great disappointment of school sexual misconduct boards

In a development that surprised exactly no one who has been following the recent stories of mishandled sexual violence reports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate the school’s policies and practices.

The investigation is prompted by a complaint filed in January by UNC students, alumni, and a former administrator. Although the complaint is not a law suit, and the DOE almost never finds schools “out of compliance”—preferring a collaborative reform process rather than fines—the OCR can refer cases to the Department of Justice if it finds evidence of criminal administrative behavior that a bureaucratic investigation cannot resolve.

The New York Times has a generally ...

In a development that surprised exactly no one who has been following the recent stories of mishandled sexual violence reports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Education’s Office of ...

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University of North Carolina student could be expelled for “intimidating” her rapist by talking about her assault

Alexandra has written before about this ongoing saga at the University of North Carolina. Student survivors and a former assistant dean, who says the administration urged her to intentionally under-report cases of sexual assault, have filed a Title IX lawsuit accusing UNC of mishandling their cases and violating their rights. The heart of complaint is that the school “facilitated a hostile environment” for students reporting sexual assault.

Just how hostile? Well, let UNC really drive it home for you…Now, one of the students involved in the lawsuit could be expelled because she spoke out about her assault. Landen Gambill has repeatedly told her story of enduring sexual abuse and harassment from her ex-boyfriend because, she says, “I don’t want anyone else to have to experience what I ...

Alexandra has written before about this ongoing saga at the University of North Carolina. Student survivors and a former assistant dean, who says the administration urged her to intentionally under-report cases of sexual assault, have filed a Title IX lawsuit accusing UNC ...

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