Tag Archives: Title IX

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you carry that weight together?

Tweet Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz’s “Mattress Project.” We’ve written before about Barnard student Allie Rickard’s call for everyone to “carry that weight together” and take collective responsibility [...]
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Let’s stop neglecting dating violence survivors

TweetIn 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 [...]
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No, California’s new affirmative consent law doesn’t expand the carceral state

Tweet This week, as many advocates cheered California’s passage of its new “yes means yes” law, gender studies professor Laurie Essig published a critique on The Chronicle‘s blog. I share her skepticism of carceral feminisms that place false and violent hope in the criminal justice system to deliver gender justice, but she is wrong to condemn [...]
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It’s on us to go beyond ‘It’s On Us’

Tweet “Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur. If you see something, intervene in any way you can. If something looks like a bad situation, it probably is. Get someone to help if you see something. Get in the way by creating a distraction.” The White House’s flashy new bystander intervention campaign, It’s On [...]
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The Feministing Five: Emma Sulkowicz

TweetEmma Sulkowicz is my new favorite feminist artist, having displaced Frida and Queen Bey. This past week, Emma debuted her senior art thesis, “Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight,” in the midst of her first week of her senior year at Columbia University in New York. For those of you who need a refresher, Emma has [...]
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