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Why campus approaches to sexual violence shouldn’t be more like criminal trials

Over at The American Prospect, Alexandra has a thorough and much-needed explanation of why campus disciplinary proceedings on sexual violence should not just become more like criminal cases but instead enforce procedural reforms that protect both survivors and the accused. 

Over at The American Prospect, Alexandra has a thorough and much-needed explanation of why campus disciplinary proceedings on sexual violence should not just become more like criminal cases but instead enforce procedural reforms that protect both survivors ...

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Study finds a third of college men would rape if they could get away with it

In a small but disturbing survey conducted at the University of North Dakota, nearly a third of male college students said they would commit rape if they could get away with it — and if it wasn’t described as “rape.”

In a small but disturbing survey conducted at the University of North Dakota, nearly a third of male college students said they would commit rape if they could get away with it — and if it wasn’t described as ...

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Accused rapist Bill Cosby makes rape joke, audience gives him a standing ovation

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But inside, according to tweets from reporter Richard Warnica, the mood was all fun and games and rape jokes

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But ...

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Dear Evin and Camille: I don’t know Bill Cosby

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course of decades. Her statement, in full, reads: “He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show was my today’s tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say :).” 

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course ...

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Rape, Rolling Stone, and the radical notion that women are trustworthy

Last week, Rolling Stone distanced themselves from the tale of a horrifying gang rape at the heart of their story about the culture of sexual violence at the University of Virginia, after concerns arose about “discrepancies” in the account of the survivor, Jackie. Now the Washington Post is re-investigating those discrepancies, uncovering major mistakes in Rolling Stone‘s reporting.

Last week, Rolling Stone distanced themselves from the tale of a horrifying gang rape at the heart of their story about the culture of sexual violence at the University of Virginia, after concerns arose about “discrepancies” in ...

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“We live in a country full of racism, but no racists; rape, but no rapists.”

In the midst of the continued fallout from the Rolling Stone mess and the ongoing protests against racist police violence, Kate Harding draws the parallels between the victim-blaming tendencies that runs through the conversations on both gendered violence and racist violence. 

In the midst of the continued fallout from the Rolling Stone mess and the ongoing protests against racist police violence, Kate Harding draws the parallels between the victim-blaming tendencies that runs through the conversations ...

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“Hurry up and heal”: Pain, productivity, and the inadequacy of ‘victim vs. survivor’

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

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