Nate Parker's much heralded film, The Birth of a Nation, which reimagines the life of preacher, Nat Turner, and the slave rebellion he famously led in Virginia in 1831, should be Hollywood's celebrated darling in advance of its official October release. The film, which Parker wrote, directed, produced and starred in, wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. But the resurrection of a 1999 rape case is threatening to derail a film of enormous import.
There is nothing necessarily new about sexting. Remember when you could just snap a Polaroid and hand it over? The chances of lots of people seeing the photo were low. Now, within seconds, thousands of people can see your sext (i.e. nude photo) depending on which app or website it gets uploaded to.
In some colleges, the Title IX coordinator has only eight hours of training. I was contacted by a student at the University of Minnesota with his concerns that these cases on his campus will be adjudicated by a panel of three students. This is not mock trial. This is real life.
Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.
As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.
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As overwhelming as this list is, it is by no means exhaustive. The journey to make your family may be the toughest battle of your entire life.
This week, the Legislature returns from its summer recess and begins the sprint to adjournment at the end of the month. For the bills that have survived multiple committee hearings, floor votes and amendments, this is the end of the line.
In the year since the Game of Thrones fifth season finale aired we have witnessed hundreds more reports of actual sexual violence against women that would have been right at home in the Game of Thrones world, including the rape of a woman at a Stanford party by Brock Turner, he of the "20 minutes of action" infamy.
Pepperdine has had a long history of being an unwelcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, including being listed...
Even in an era when abandoning babies on hillsides was acceptable and accused criminals could face death by wild animal, Livy's account of Rome's transition from monarchy to republic are ten of the wisest words written about responding to a survivor of rape.
This blog is part two in a series outlining the horror stories caused by campus adjudication and clear lack thereof. These stories are very important to clarifying the extreme injustices happening on our college campuses. I hope you will continue to read the series.
Brock, it has been three weeks since your name scarred headlines across every publication in the nation. It has been three weeks and I still flip through the details of the Stanford rape case in my head each day. I think about the powerful statement made by Survivor and by your own parents' public pleas. I still think about those now infamous twenty minutes.
I am so sick and damned tired of no one giving a damn about the victims, and only caring about the future of the abusers. If this is you -- take a damn seat. You are enabling future abusers and are complicit in their actions.