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The untouchable: Reporting rape as a trans survivor

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. *Trigger warning*

I am a survivor of campus rape, stalking, and an anti-trans hate attack. At this time last year, I was celebrating the end of my first semester at Temple University — not because of school itself, but because I’d lived in terror since my first full weekend there.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. *Trigger warning*

I am a survivor of campus rape, stalking, and an anti-trans hate attack. At this time last year, I was celebrating the end of my ...

Let’s stop neglecting dating violence survivors

In the past few years, campus sexual assault has dominated headlines from The New York Times to USA Today, Rolling Stone to The Nation. Just last month, the White House released the It’s On Us anti-sexual assault campaign. All throughout, student activists have invoked the promise of Title IX to demand that their universities support sexual assault survivors and keep campuses safe, equitable, and just for all.

In all the buzz, though, there’s been little attention paid to other pervasive forms of gender-based violence also protected against under Title IX — including campus dating (or domestic) violence. ICYMI it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so it seems as good a time ...

In the past few years, campus sexual assault has dominated headlines from The New York Times to USA Today, Rolling Stone to The Nation. Just last month, the White House released the It’s ...

Photo of the Day: Indian students protest police brutality and sexual violence

Students at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an independent investigation were met with a brutal police crackdown that sent several students to the hospital. This past weekend, tens of thousands of people marched to protest the police violence. While the government has begun an inquiry into the assault, students are continuing their boycott until the school’s vice chancellor resigns.

You can stay updated by following the  hashtag on Twitter.

Students at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an ...

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Here are the 55 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault

When the White House task force released their recommendations on combating campus rape earlier this week, they promised that the Department of Education would make the list of colleges facing Title IX investigations over their handling of sexual violence available upon request. Activists from Know Your IX noted that in the interest of true transparency, that list should be publicly accessible to all in order to better “allow the public to hold both schools and ED accountable.”

Now the Department of Education has released the names. Here are the 55 schools currently under investigation: 

When the White House task force released their recommendations on combating campus rape earlier this week, they promised that the Department of Education would make the list of colleges facing Title IX investigations over their ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter.

Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians.

Lori Adorable reviews Remedy.

This video about women in the arts is kinda cool, but also ignores that creative things happen outside of the “art world.”

Did Justin Bieber set white people back???

Insider research for and by migrant sex workers.

Guards are responsible for half of all prison rape.

Often The Onion is terrible, but they really hit the nail on the head on campus violence.

Alexandra Brodsky reads things on the internet.

Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter.

Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians.

Lori Adorable reviews Remedy.

This video about women in the ...

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 ...

Dream Defenders take Florida Capitol, meet with Gov. Scott

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of the Trayvon Martin Act. According to Colorlines, “the bill would address racial profiling, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues  — ‘the three pillars that led to George Zimmerman getting away with killing Trayvon Martin,’ said Dream Defender Philip Agnew on a media call.”

Despite Scott’s stated refusal to reverse “Stand Your Ground,” the Governor agreed to meet with protesters after they took over his office. The Dreamers won’t be backing down anytime soon, though: in a ...

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of ...

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