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Francesca Bessey
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Francesca Bessey is a junior international relations student at the University of Southern California and Senior Opinion Editor at USC Annenberg School's digital news site Neon Tommy. She is an advocate on behalf of sexual violence victims at USC as well as globally through her work with various non-profits and NGOs.

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Thought the Rolling Stone Article Was Bad? Try Other Rape Journalism

(10) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Is bad journalism the standard where campus rape is concerned?

In light of the controversy surrounding a recent Rolling Stone article detailing the alleged gang rape of a student at a UVA fraternity party, it would certainly seem so.

Not long after the article's Nov. 19 publication date,...

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No Shame: Being Female at USC

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Since publishing an op-ed in which I discussed my rape by a fellow student at the University of Southern California, I have been asked by many a reporter how it feels to be a rape survivor on a college campus.

They're asking the wrong question.

For one, the...

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