Posts Tagged campus sexual violence

Title IX enforcement is getting better, but the Education Department needs to do more

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dana Bolger and John Kelly. Dana is a student at Amherst College and founder of Know Your IX. John is a student at Tufts University. They are both organizers of ED ACT NOW. (And an editor’s disclaimer: I’m a member of ED ACT NOW.)

Last July, dozens of survivors, activists, and allies descended upon the Department of Education (ED) in Washington, D.C. to demand that the federal government take seriously the violence that has been perpetrated against college students and better enforce Title IX compliance on our campuses. (Title IX is the landmark federal legislation that protects victims ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dana Bolger and John Kelly. Dana is a student at Amherst College and founder of Know Your IX. John is a student at Tufts ...

College faculty, staff, and admin: anti-violence documentary needs your help!

A few months ago, I posted that the team behind the Invisible War is shooting a new documentary on campus sexual violence — and is looking for students to tell their stories. Now, the same team would like to talk to other members of educational communities. Producer Amy Ziering writes:

We’re an Oscar and Emmy nominated film team currently working on a film that  examines the proliferation of sexual assaults on college campuses, the devastating toll they take on survivors, their families and the community at large,  and the failure of institutions to seek appropriate redress for these crimes. We are looking to speak with  college and university staff, administrators, or faculty members (current or ...

A few months ago, I posted that the team behind the Invisible War is shooting a new documentary on campus sexual violence — and is looking for students to tell their ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters of Sex.”

“and expected me to be proud of you because you were going to ‘dismantle the system from within’”

New Yorkers: register for “Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues.”

What’s with the 2-D depiction of women in movies about sex addiction?

Check out a new approach to sex ed from friend of the site Emma Cohen.

Serbia has cancelled its gay pride parade out of fears of anti-gay rioting.

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters ...

Quick Hit: University of Edinburgh bans “Blurred Lines”

Here’s proof that campuses don’t need to be the cesspools of misogynistic violence they so often prove themselves to be.

The University of Edinburgh has banned Robin Thicke’s summer rape anthem “Blurred Lines,” also known as “No Means Yes, the Musical.” The Independent reports:

Featuring lyrics such as ‘I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two’, the American’s international number one has sparked widespread criticism of sexism and been accused of referring to non-consensual sex in lines like ‘I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it’…

The campus ban on Thicke’s worldwide chart topper falls in line with ...

Here’s proof that campuses don’t need to be the cesspools of misogynistic violence they so often prove themselves ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating multiple identities on Buffy.

Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan talked with The Hairpin about #solidarityisforwhitewomen.

Sex, power, and tips.

An open letter to Kal Penn on Stop and Frisk.

The Colorlines community remembers learning about Harriet Tubman.

Cutting the Gordian Knot of sex work.

Twenties is apparently pretty great.

From 1908 to 2013: stories of unlikely desi activists in the U.S.

California now explicitly guarantees trans* students equal access to education (though Title IX already ...

Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In January and February 2013, NYT reporters quoted 3.4 times as many male sources as female sources.

CU Boulder now under federal investigation for violating Title IX.

Unemployment and its symptoms.

Video shows ten men cheering while they gang-rape a 13-year-old girl.

I don’t understand book trailers, but… Atwood.

Single moms and extracurricular fundraising.

Mothers of sons respond to the Zimmerman verdict.

Nancy Pelosi: “This is about how to pay the bills.”

Mychal talks Fruitvale Station with Ryan Coogler.

On the pain of violent men.

The sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen.

Teachers write about Trayvon.

Katie on Marissa Alexander and “Stand Your Ground.”

#FF has

Join survivors to call on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX

Student survivors are calling on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX, and we’re asking for your support–and your signature.

Here at Feministing, we’ve been covering the national student movement against campus sexual violence for a while. It’s baffling that, 41 years after Title IX required schools to take measures to prevent violence and accommodate survivors’ needs, so many colleges and universities are so blatantly violating this law: according to the National Institute for Justice, 63% of schools are out of compliance with these federal requirements. How are they getting ...

Student survivors are calling on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX, and we’re asking for your support–and your signature.

Here at Feministing, we’ve been covering the ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Farah Goes Bang.”

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Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe.

RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it affect people of color?

A single bill could nearly eliminate abortion access in Texas.

Will the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalize sex work?

Protect the “Rape Factory.”

Sorry, but Daenerys = Laura Bush.

Get ready for the debut of Jose Antonio Vargas’s “Documented.”

Celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Check out the ...

“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen ...

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