There was an obvious difference in the way my rapist and I had interpreted the incident, and his response gave little indication of any remorse for the irreparable damage done that night. A disturbing thought formed: What if he doesn't know what he's done?
Activism has become a buzzword, often of the direst sort to skeptics who perceive its definition to mean acting against instead of acting towards. Activism, to me, is giving a voice feet -- to stand on its own, to stand with others, to stand for what is right, or at the very least, what is not wrong.
Women "stole the show" in 2015 on the athletics world stage. Sports Illustrated named Serena Williams Sportsperson of the Year, the first solo woman g...
Those opportunities did not exist for me when I was coming through school, but they do now. Much of that credit goes to the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
There is a minority of men that perceive that campus surveys overemphasize what men do to women, with insufficient attention to what women do to men. Although few women may rape men, perceptions that they do must be regarded seriously.
The takeaway from this study is not that college sexual assault is a prevalent and rampant issue. We already knew that. The real takeaway is that we all have a role to play in changing the status quo that has kept victims and survivors of assaults quiet for so long.
Having been raised in the cultural melting pot of Oakland, California, Carmen Murray grew up imbued with a distinct sense of community and a desire to...
After a single University of Southern California student complained about optional questions about their sexual history that were asked as part of a r...
As we sat in that dorm room at 4 a.m. and you sobbed into my arms, my heart broke for you, Kendall. I'm sorry that you were embarrassed to tell us your story, as if somehow you bore any part of the responsibility for what happened to you that night.
We are thrilled that "Til It Happens To You," The Hunting Ground's original song, has become the fifth song from a documentary ever to receive an Academy Award nomination.
Dear Senator Sanders, Your popularity depends on the support of young voters. On Monday night during a Fusion forum, you stated a position on campus sexual violence that reveals your disconnect with your youngest constituents, college-age voters.
When I was raped in June, I realized I couldn't be silent, and my personal blog made that possible for me. Most people on my Facebook timeline are probably sick and tired of seeing my blog posts, the articles I share, and the references to my rape. It's understandable.
Sex! Anal sex! Did you ask for consent? Did you get permission? Or were you "just drunk?" The questions surrounding sex and sexual assault are real an...
Clearly, I'd be happier if there weren't over 45 women alleging that this superstar drugged and raped them -- but what's going on in the civil and criminal cases against the former Dr. Huxtable is heartening for those of us in the legal world.
Two powerful universities whose wrongdoings were exposed in The Hunting Ground have gone to great lengths to attack the accounts of survivors: Harvard Law, which protected an assailant who was repeatedly found to have committed assault, and Florida State University, which covered up a rape investigation of its star quarterback.
On December 15, U.S. Federal Judge Dean Pregerson ruled that the line between gender and sexual orientation discrimination "does not exist." The ruling, addressing discrimination against a pair of lesbian basketball players at Pepperdine University, has the potential to put sexual orientation under the umbrella of established civil rights laws.