Tag Archives: rape culture

“It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players.”

TweetThe New York Times has another damning in-depth investigation into a college’s handling of a rape complaint. Like their recent report on Florida State University, this report on Hobart and William Smith Colleges tells a familiar tale of student assaulted on campus and then failed by her college.  Tweet
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Stand with Jada

Tweet*Trigger warning* There’s no good reason we should know the name of 16-year-old Jada. The only reason we do is that after she was drugged and raped at a party of a fellow high school student in Houston, her assault went viral–a phrase I hope to never have occasion to write ever again. Jada had [...]
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“The morning after I was raped, I made my rapist breakfast.”

Tweet Here’s a powerful comic from The Nib on rape, triggers, good stories, and true ones. Read the rest here. Tweet
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Watch: The Daily Show offers campus safety tips for him and her

TweetLast night, The Daily Show looked at the recent sexual assault case at James Madison University, in which the perpetrators were punished with “expulsion after graduation.” Or, as Jon Stewart notes, ”graduation.” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Tweet
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“Affirmative consent” just means mutual desire. And it should definitely be the standard.

TweetIn response to a proposed California bill that would implement an “affirmative consent” standard on college campuses, there’s been a number of misinformed and often straight-up hysterical reactions from folks who think that requiring people to ensure they have, at every point, “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity” is absurd and/or [...]
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