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University punishes students guilty of sexual assault with expulsion…after graduation

Stories of ridiculously lenient punishments for campus sexual assault have become a dime a dozen, but you gotta hand it to James Madison University for this one.

James Madison University punished three fraternity members for sexually assaulting a female student and sharing their video of the attack by banning them from campus — after they graduate.

The school found the men responsible for sexual assault and harassment in the spring break 2013 attack on Sarah Butters, and determined that they shared the video widely with others on the JMU campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The unusual “expulsion after graduation” sanction allowed two of the men to graduate on time in May. The third plans to remain ...

Stories of ridiculously lenient punishments for campus sexual assault have become a dime a dozen, but you gotta hand it to James Madison University for this one.

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got survivor privilege

#SurvivorPrivilege shows George Will just how fun it is to be a rape survivor

Conservative columnist George F. Will doesn’t think this “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault'” is such a big deal.

He’s hardly alone, of course. Like Glenn Beck and Christina Hoff Sommers, Will thinks the statistics on sexual assault rates lie. Like James Taranto and Emily Yofee, he thinks survivors are partially to blame if they were intoxicated. Like Cathy Young, he’s very concerned about the rights of male students who are supposedly being falsely accused willy-nilly.

Running through all these rape denialist takes, of course, is the implication that there must be many, many women who lie about being raped. Where Will really breaks from the pack is by openly ...

Conservative columnist George F. Will doesn’t think this “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault'” is such a big deal.

He’s hardly alone, of course. Like Glenn Beck and Christina Hoff Sommers, ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

title ix

Here are the 55 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault

When the White House task force released their recommendations on combating campus rape earlier this week, they promised that the Department of Education would make the list of colleges facing Title IX investigations over their handling of sexual violence available upon request. Activists from Know Your IX noted that in the interest of true transparency, that list should be publicly accessible to all in order to better “allow the public to hold both schools and ED accountable.”

Now the Department of Education has released the names. Here are the 55 schools currently under investigation: 

When the White House task force released their recommendations on combating campus rape earlier this week, they promised that the Department of Education would make the list of colleges facing Title IX investigations over their ...

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Victory! White House task force unveils new recommendations to end campus sexual assault

If you read Feministing regularly you probably know about the work of Know Your IX and its ED ACT NOW campaign, which are fighting for Title IX enforcement to combat sexual violence on college campuses. Feministing’s own Alexandra, Wagatwe, and Suzanna are leaders in this campaign, and recently brought their demands all the way to the White House.

Last night, the new White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released its first report, announcing that it was adopting many of the policy ideas developed and demanded by these BAMFs, and making resources and data available at a new 

Jameis Winston

“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

If you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.” It will be one of the more infuriating things you read this month, I promise.

If you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football ...

Photo of the Day: Dartmouth has a problem

Online organizers UltraViolet have launched a campaign to make sure students admitted to Dartmouth know that the school has a problem with sexual violence. From their press release:

Online organizers UltraViolet have launched a campaign to make sure students admitted to Dartmouth know that the school has a problem with sexual violence. From their press release:

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Campus safety committee fails to recognize violence as violence

Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act). These rules are the new mandates that colleges will have to follow under the Clery Act as part of the Violence Against Women Act that was reauthorized after much unnecessary delay last year. The Clery Act requires schools to record and distribute statistics about violent crimes that happen on and near their campuses. Under the new approved set of rules, colleges will have to report and include in their annual crime statistics instances of domestic violence, ...
Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence ...
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