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Here’s why colleges handle sexual violence reports

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

TweetEditor’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 [...]
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Syracuse University survivors fight to preserve sexual assault advocacy center

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

TweetWriting 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 [...]
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Victory! White House task force unveils new recommendations to end campus sexual assault

TweetIf 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 [...]
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