Tag Archives: Title IX

Colleges need to do more to ensure rape survivors’ grades don’t suffer

TweetAs more and more campus rape survivors have spoken out about how their colleges failed them in the aftermath of an assault, we’ve seen that a disturbing number of these stories end with the survivor dropping out, while the perpetrator remains on campus. Even if survivors remain in school, their grades often suffer. In an important piece [...]
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New bills to tackle campus sexual violence

Tweet #452930858 / gettyimages.com Know Your IX organizer (and Feministing blogger!) Wagatwe Wanjuki speaks at a press conference to introduce the CASAct. Two bipartisan bills that would empower college students against campus sexual assault were announced this past week in the Senate and House. The Senate’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the House’s [...]
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Envisioning a “hood”-based approach to combating sexual assault

TweetThe recent White House focus on combating rape on college campuses and criticisms of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative have raised some serious questions about how we are addressing sexual assault as a broader issue affecting the lives of women across class, race, and education boundaries–specifically black women and girls from poor and working class communities. [...]
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Here’s why colleges handle sexual violence reports

Tweet Editor’s Note: This piece is cross-posted from Know Your IX’s website. Join the campaign here.  In response to coverage of university mistreatment of sexual assault survivors, many observers have wondered why schools handle these crimes at all: why not just leave it to the police? Here’s the answer in a couple easy bullet points. Tweet
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“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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