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"But It Doesn't Happen at a Place Like Stanford"

Madeleine Lippey | Posted 02.04.2016 | College
Madeleine Lippey

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.

What It Will Take to End Sexual Assault

Ellen Bravo | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Ellen Bravo

Solutions require us to acknowledge the scope of the problem. But it's also time to focus on the growing tide of activism. The problem certainly isn't new; neither is resistance.

Tyler Kingkade

Campus Rape Activists Have Our Attention -- Now They Want To Change Our Culture | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.12.2015 | College

Left: Annie E. Clark speaks at the Women In The World Summit in New YorkCity in April. Right: Andrea Pino speaks at the Inher Circle on Rape & Sexual ...

What Should High Schools Do? 44 Percent of Sexual Assaults Happen Before College

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Forty-four percent of reported sexual assaults take place before the victim is 18. And yet, secondary schools remain woefully unprepared and irresponsibly reluctant to act on this information.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Target The Hunting Ground

Alex Simon | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering now shift the focus to sexual assault on the American college campus with their new film, The Hunting Ground, a Radius TWC release that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theatrical release February 27.

4 Reasons 'Yes Means Yes' Policies Are a Turn On

Julie Zeilinger | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Julie Zeilinger

No matter the cause -- whether it's our lack of comprehensive sex education, an ingrained rape culture, or ignorant institutional policies -- the fact remains: sexual assault is a serious issue on college campuses across the country.

The Not So Shocking News About Campus Sexual Assault

Moriah Silver | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Moriah Silver

When I was in college, only five years ago, Title IX and campus sexual assault were never discussed. Today, Title IX has been catapulted to the forefront of our national conscience by the epidemic of campus sexual violence across the country.

Why Are So Many Boys Leaving High School Thinking Rape Is Funny?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

What will it take for our mainstream culture to teach children that it is unacceptable to talk about and treat other human beings in these ways? There are ways for boys to express their masculinity, create fraternal bonds and explore their sexuality that do not turn girls and women into "sluts."

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt University

Sarah O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sarah O'Brien

Four and a half years ago I received my acceptance letter from Vanderbilt. At the time, I didn't know that a majority of my friends would become sexual assault survivors, or that I would be dedicating my life to a cause that I was personally affected by at this university.

'Thank You for Sharing'

Angie Epifano | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Angie Epifano

I have talked to dozens of Amherst Survivors who prove that my story is not unique. But that is not what many administrations across the county want non-Survivors to know; they want to make sure that Survivors appear to be unique, isolated and crazed.

How Is Your College Improving Sexual Assault Policies? #AskYourCampus

Nina Flores | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Nina Flores

During the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of incoming college students will attend orientations, start classes, and join an institution where an estimated 20-25% percent of women and 15% of men are survivors of sexual assault.