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Breaking the Silence

A Call for More Faculty Involvement in the Campus Rape Crisis

Caroline Heldman | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Caroline Heldman

As a faculty survivor activist in the new campus anti-rape movement, it is unsettling to witness the "appalling silence of the good people," especially those who hold the greatest power to address the crisis: faculty members.

Leaving Fear Out of the College Experience

Britnae Purdy | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Britnae Purdy

College is the time when we learn to reach for our fullest potentials. It is also often the time when we learn to be afraid. I think it's time for that to change.

Building Bridges During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Gordon Braxton | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices
Gordon Braxton

Sexual Assault Awareness Month remains an excellent opportunity for you to honestly listen to what is being said and to lend your own voice if you feel moved to do so.

Healing From Any Form of Sexual Violence is a Long Journey

Katie Koestner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Katie Koestner

Take Back The Night invites you to speak, to add your story to the heap. We invite those who stand against sexual violence to Walk the Walk with us, to do more than just talk the talk.

I Was Assaulted On Campus 20 Years Ago, And I'm Still 'Carrying That Weight'

NOTCHES | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
NOTCHES

I remembered the several hours I had spent there during my own Columbia freshman orientation, back in 1996. I had awoken in the middle of the night pinned to my bunk bed by a man who breathed hotly on my face, promising we would "do it again soon."

Vanderbilt Student: I Was Told It Was Too Late To Report My Sexual Assault

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.28.2015 | College

In a step in its crusade to prevent sexual violence on college campuses, the White House will screen a new documentary about sexual assault victims at...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Senator Incensed That Writer Labeled 'Rape Apologist' Is Speaking At Michigan State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

Backlash is mounting against Michigan State University for its refusal to cancel a graduation speech by a writer critics call a "rape apologist." ...

Silence Will Not Save Us

David Vognar | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
David Vognar

Even if we choose to have civil conversations with each other about tense topics, it is no guarantee we can solve them instantaneously. But surely what cannot be discussed cannot be solved.

A Letter to My Fellow Students

Tanvi Jayaraman | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Tanvi Jayaraman

Sexual assault is not just a crime; it is a gross violation of our human rights. As the conversation about sexual violence ignites on the national platform, small-scale, university-focused efforts are the key to impacting sustainable change.

Professor Accused Of Sexual Assault Is Suing His Alleged Student Victim

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.29.2014 | College

A Northwestern University professor accused of sexually assaulting a student filed a defamation lawsuit against the woman on Tuesday, marking the late...

Is the Way We Raise Young Children Contributing to College Rape Culture?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

I'm not talking about teaching boys to hold doors open for girls. I'm talking about parents taking the lead in actively teaching our children to value human dignity and human empathy -- in both sexes.

Want to Prevent Campus Rape? We Need More Than Nail Polish!

Carolyn Davis | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Carolyn Davis

Don't get too drunk at a party. Don't walk home alone. Don't leave home without your date rape nail polish. Men, when they are addressed, are generally urged to "intervene" in sticky situations (at least until the nail polish dries). In this system, the blame for rape indirectly falls on the careless victim rather than on the abuser.

Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

Senators Join Undergrads at First-Ever Monument to Rape Survivors

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Rebecca Nagle

To recover and thrive through rape, survivors need and deserve support at every level including from their peers, their community, popular culture, government and institutions. What exists in the United States, currently, is the opposite.

The Unheard Voices Against the Occupation

David A. Love | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
David A. Love

Among Jewish Americans and Israelis themselves, there is a diversity of opinion on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and on the Occupation of the Palestinian people.

Mental Health in the Black Community

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
Krystal Reddick

There is stigma in every racial and ethnic community around mental health, but especially so in the black community. But there is nothing more important than self-care. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. We were not meant to soldier on alone. We are part of communities for a reason.

Women Don't Feel As Safe As Men On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

Women feel less safe on college campuses than their male counterparts, according to a recent Chegg survey. The survey found 43 percent of female s...

Do Illegal Fraternities Have More Power Than Colleges?

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

A fraternity at the University at Buffalo dumped a pledge at the door of a medical center after he started to convulse during a hazing incident, and t...

College Rape: A Privilege?

Ariel Koren | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Ariel Koren

I wonder, George, how it feels to have mocked the story of a woman who was raped by a friend whom she asked not to have sex with her?

Brown Honors Graduates, Fails Survivors

Lena Sclove | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Lena Sclove

Brown failed me. Now, I want to make sure that it doesn't fail the next generation of students.

Why College 'Drunk Sex' = Rape

James R. Marsh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime
James R. Marsh

Drinking does not mean someone is "asking" to be raped. Drinking does not make it okay to attack another person (something most men are perfectly capable of not doing). Drinking does not cause rapes to happen. The only cause of rape is sexually predatorial behavior; the only people responsible for rape are rapists.

What Biden Said About Campus Rape (and Why It Matters)

James R. Marsh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
James R. Marsh

This move demands that everyone pay attention and take action. Neither those involved in higher education nor the public at large can continue to ignore this issue

We're Covering the National Mall in a Giant Quilt for Victims of Sexual Assault

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

The first blanket that was ever made for The Monument Quilt was the first time I ever told my story.

The Student Government Leader Who Sexually Assaulted Me

Savannah Badalich | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Savannah Badalich

Two weeks into my second year at UCLA, I was sexually assaulted by a friend and fellow Bruin during a student government retreat.

From Westeros to White Ribbon: Examining the Male Reaction to Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Winnie M Li

A rape survivor myself, I wasn't so furious. In fact, I found it telling that Cersei Lannister could still be subjected to rape at the hand(s) of her own brother and former lover. Personally, I think that's a potent statement from the show's creators, reminding us that sexual assault can affect anyone regardless of how high you sit in a fictional society or in the real world.