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As the Mother of a Rape Victim I Know Consent Education Is Not Enough

Esther Warkov | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Esther Warkov

Why do schools focus on consent education when students and families aren't educated about Title IX rights and safeguards? Because by touting consent education, schools can appear proactive and deflect attention from their own failure to become Title IX compliant.

The 21st Century Rape Whistle: How to Think Critically About Tech for Women's Safety

Anna Kegler | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Anna Kegler

Tech projects aimed at women's safety are hot right now: a new one pops up every couple of weeks. It's easy to get excited about them, because violence against women is a persistent problem, and tech holds the promise of a shiny, new, and groundbreaking solution. But there's a lot below the surface.

Berkeley Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.14.2015 | College

A famed astronomy professor at the University of California at Berkeley has resigned in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed severa...

A UVrApe Story You Probably Missed

John Foubert | Posted 10.01.2015 | College
John Foubert

If the U.S. government and the Commonwealth of Virginia wish to foster some real change, I suggest they go beyond telling UVa to clean up their act. Instead, put some teeth in place by initiating a moratorium on state and federal funding to UVa until they can demonstrate that their environment is no longer hostile toward women.

KU Student Expelled for Crude Off-Campus Tweets Can Return to School, Court Rules

Student Press Law Center | Posted 09.28.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

The University of Kansas overreached when it expelled a student who posted profane, insulting tweets about his ex-girlfriend while under a no-contact order, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

When the Ivory Tower Tilts

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I hope higher education doesn't demise as a result of its corporatization. I hope we don't cover up what needs to be illuminated and corrected. I hope we are wise and committed enough to change what we need to change to ensure that the next generation has a chance to enjoy the benefits of a college experience or education.

UVA Violated Title IX, Had 'Mixed Record' On Sexual Assault Cases, Federal Investigation Finds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.25.2015 | College

The University of Virginia had a "mixed record" handling reports of sexual assault and violated the gender equity law Title IX in certain cases, a fed...

Every Reason Your School's Gendered Dress Code Is Probably a Sexist Mess

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.

Activists, College Officials Protest Controversial Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

Student activists and rape survivor advocacy organizations sided with higher education officials on Thursday to oppose a bill that would prohibit coll...

How Title IX Failed These Black Women Who Spoke Out About Their Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

According to Title IX, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex ... be subjected to discrimination under any educatio...

Michigan State Took Too Long With Sexual Assault Cases, Federal Investigation Finds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.01.2015 | College

Michigan State University violated the federal gender equity law Title IX and contributed to a possible sexually hostile environment. Or Michigan Stat...

Hardwired for Combat? First Female Army Ranger Graduates Prove Grit Beats Gender in Military Training

Lise Eliot | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Lise Eliot

Grit does need to be cultivated, however, and the best way to do this is through challenge and practice. No one is born capable of leading a combat patrol or marching a dozen miles with a 75-pound backpack, no matter how much testosterone is circulating in their veins.

How NYC's Commissioner On Domestic Violence Wants Colleges To Address Rape

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.31.2015 | College

As part of HuffPost Live's weeklong dive into campus sexual assault, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's commissione...

A Woman's Place is on the Football Field:
How NWFL Quarterback Barbara O'Brien Defied the Odds in a Pre-Title IX World

Purpose2Play | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports

When you think of female sports pioneers, you probably think of Wilma Rudolph, Nancy Lieberman or Billie Jean King -- women of the pre-Title IX age who made the road a little easier for the athletes who followed. It's about time you added the name "Barbara O'Brien" to that list.

University Of Kansas Under More Scrutiny On Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.13.2015 | College

The University of Kansas is under more federal scrutiny than previously realized, with two simultaneous investigations underway into how one woman's ...

The Secret Your Son Isn't Telling You About Campus Sexual Assault

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Amy Siskind

The old paradigm of having a talk with our daughters -- which of course we should continue to do -- is not a solution to this epidemic. Not to overstate the obvious; but college women aren't doing the raping!

UC Berkeley Women's Field Hockey Team Still Doesn't Have A Field

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

The women's field hockey team at the University of California, Berkeley still does not have a field of its own to play on, close to two years after a...

DOJ Launches Website To Advise Colleges On Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.06.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women unveiled a new website Wednesday aiming to help guide colleges on how to address sexu...

Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because It Asked For It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2015 | College

Grinnell College came under federal investigation on July 22 for its handling of sexual assault cases at the private, liberal arts campus in Iowa. Ho...

Why I Didn't Report Being Raped in College

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

I never reported my rape to the police -- even though, even now, I could. North Carolina, the state where I live, where he raped me, has no statute of limitations for felonies. No statute of limitations. What he did will always be a crime. In my eyes, and in the eyes of the law. Right? Sort of. That's the problem.

124 Colleges, 40 School Districts Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating 124 colleges and universities and 40 elementary and secondary schools&nbs...

Students Accused Of Sexual Assault Say Schools Don't Interview Their Witnesses

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.23.2015 | College

Students accused of sexual assault are complaining about the failure of universities nationwide to interview their witnesses, echoing similar complai...

Playpens, Curfews and Trust: Our Responsibility to Children

Kevin Walsh | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

One of the longer hours you can put a teacher through isn't monitoring lunch or that final 60 minutes before spring conferences are over -- it's at an in-service, the mandatory training that the state, city, superintendent or your principal inflicts upon educators.

USF Student Who Deleted Emails About His Sexual Assault Charge Latest To Lose In Title IX Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.14.2015 | College

A federal judge recently dismissed the lawsuit of a University of South Florida student who accused the school of gender discrimination after he was ...

World Cup Women Still Competing, Against Inequity

Kim Turner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

The U.S. women dominated the 5-2 game against Japan. But these same heroes we're applauding are still competing -- against inequity on and off the field regarding conditions of play, pay and more.