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Four things the media gets wrong about the campus gender violence movement

Few modern movements have been as extensively documented as student organizing against gender-based violence. The fact that there’s a lot of coverage doesn’t mean it’s good coverage, though.

Few modern movements have been as extensively documented as student organizing against gender-based violence. The fact that there’s a lot of coverage doesn’t mean it’s good coverage, though.

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Dear media, it’s your fault if you think young feminists only care about campus rape

First, a confession: There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians, press, and public at large prioritize, and about whose we ignore. 

First, a confession: There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians, press, and public at large prioritize, and ...

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On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so much we butt heads with the institution, our bonds of solidarity that we have formed with our fellow students, with professors and with staff, that have helped us survive these four years.” –Meghna Sridhar

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so ...

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UCSB student activists tell university: “It’s not on us. It’s on you.”

Joining efforts of student activists at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are turning their university’s watered-down “It’s On Us” PR campaign on its head with a radical new statement: “It’s not on us. It’s on you, UCSB.”

Joining efforts of student activists at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are turning their university’s watered-down “It’s On Us” PR campaign on its ...

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Photo of the Day: Activists warn prospective Columbia students about rape mishandling

Yesterday, the student activist group No Red Tape crashed an info session for prospective students at Columbia University to make sure those considering attending the school “know the truth about Columbia’s mishandling of sexual and dating violence and their new completely inadequate prevention education programming.” 

Yesterday, the student activist group No Red Tape crashed an info session for prospective students at Columbia University to make sure those considering attending the school “know the truth about Columbia’s mishandling of sexual and dating violence ...

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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 ...

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