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Why Colleges Should Pay More Attention to the Quality of Self-Defense Training

Meg Stone | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Meg Stone

Thanks in part to new mandates from the federal government, colleges and universities are more proactive about sexual violence than they were when I started school. Yet the quality of self-defense programs have not improved nearly enough.

What Slate Got So Wrong About College Women And Sexual Assault

Emma Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

There is certainly a culture that needs changing, but scolding college women for drinking beer at a kegger is not the way to do it.

Time to Talk Seriously About Sexual Violence on Campus

Deborah Rosenbloom | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Deborah Rosenbloom

A college campus is an insular and hyper-social space with masses of 18-year-olds living away from home and parental controls, in groups of peers together 24/7, often in tight quarters, and with the liberty of a lack of boundaries never before experienced.

Friends Belong to Each Other

Lori Ungemah | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Lori Ungemah

What threw me upon learning this was that, by Ohio law, I, too, have been raped, and it was upon the realization that I would be considered a rape victim that I knew what deeply bothered me about this case: Where were the victim's friends?

Amherst College Report on Sexual Violence: 'Something [Went] Wrong'

Dana Bolger | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dana Bolger

Not surprisingly, the report's recommendations largely fall short of actually proposing substantive change. We're better off focusing not on changing individual perpetrators but on challenging our culture that supports them.

In Wake of Amherst Scandal, Swarthmore Must Ensure That It Treats Sexual Assault With Due Gravity

The Swarthmore Phoenix | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
The Swarthmore Phoenix

Sexual assault will not go away after graduation; a stronger educational campaign on how to prevent and deal with sexual assault will go a long way toward students' well-being both at Swarthmore and in the "real world."

Students Who Speak Up Can Make a Difference

Esta Soler | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Esta Soler

As a student, you may feel like your school's policies and programs regarding sexual violence are largely out of your hands. They're not. I know this because I've seen a campus completely transform its sexual violence resources because of pressure from students.

The Reality of Misguided Concepts

Marion Just | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Marion Just

It is bad enough for drunken college men to think that they can force any woman to have sex. It is worse when prominent politicians fail to understand what rape means.