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Over 20 Colleges and Universities Fail to Comply with New Anti-Violence Law

As part of a broader campaign to highlight the reality of dating violence on campus, students and survivors recently took to Twitter to put pressure on their schools to comply with the new Campus SaVE provisions of the Clery Act, passed as part of the 2013 VAWA reauthorization. In addition to older requirements that colleges and universities disclose incidents of sexual assault, the new provisions mandate that schools publicly disclose the number of reports of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking received each year, beginning with a “good faith effort” this calendar year. Schools were required to publish these reports by October 1st, 2014 but, ...

As part of a broader campaign to highlight the reality of dating violence on campus, students and survivors recently took to Twitter to put pressure on their schools ...

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College guys are worried caring about rape will ruin their sex lives.

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Teaching about Ferguson.

Chloe asks: Where are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s women guests?

College guys are worried caring about rape will ruin their sex lives.

Backlash Book Club on the GOP.

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New bills to tackle campus sexual violence

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Know Your IX organizer (and Feministing blogger!) Wagatwe Wanjuki speaks at a press conference to introduce the CASAct.

Two bipartisan bills that would empower college students against campus sexual assault were announced this past week in the Senate and House. The Senate’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the House’s Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) share their focuses on mandating increased support for students on their campuses, increased transparency, and the creation of intermediary fines for schools found violating students’ civil rights. This last provision in particular is a a big ...

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Here’s why colleges handle sexual violence reports

Editor’s Note: This piece is cross-posted from Know Your IX’s website. Join the campaign here

In response to coverage of university mistreatment of sexual assault survivors, many observers have wondered why schools handle these crimes at all: why not just leave it to the police? Here’s the answer in a couple easy bullet points.

Editor’s Note: This piece is cross-posted from Know Your IX’s website. Join the campaign here

In response to coverage of university mistreatment of sexual assault survivors, many observers have wondered ...

Here’s how we can give Title IX teeth to combat campus sexual violence

Editor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from The Nation and co-written by Dana Bolger and Alexandra Brodsky, founding co-directors of Know Your IX. Make sure to take action here

Last July, members of Know Your IX were busy preparing for our national protest to pressure the Department of Education to hold colleges accountable for how they handle campus sexual assault. As we put the finishing touches on posters and chant sheets, two organizers got to chatting about school administrators. Wagatwe Wanjuki and John Kelly realized that they had both been raped at Tufts University, six years apart. Both had turned to the school for help; in both cases, ...

Editor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from The Nation and co-written by Dana Bolger and Alexandra Brodsky, founding co-directors of Know Your IX. Make sure to take action here

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Syracuse University survivors fight to preserve sexual assault advocacy center

In the midst of all the ongoing activism and support – including from the White House – for Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it seems that some schools across the country are interpreting the law in ways that go against the wishes of survivors on their campuses.

In the midst of all the ongoing activism and support – including from the White House – for Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it seems that some schools ...

“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

Writing at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction of harm to universities, not to students.”

When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away. Enrolled at institutions that host holiday dinners and fireside chats with their presidents, victims who come forward about their assaults might expect to be heard and protected; instead they too often find the pretense of familial love stripped away as they are placed under school-instituted gagorders, encouraged totake time off from their educations, retaliated ...

Writing at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction ...

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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 

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