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Growing Up Mormon and Feminist

KidSpirit | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

My mom raised me to love being a girl in the twenty-first century, and I am proud to have had the same opportunities as boys my own age in sports, music and extracurricular activities.

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."

Campus Sexual Assault Survivors Pushing Harder for Awareness

Ken Brack | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Ken Brack

Media attention to what some call an epidemic -- hidden at times by low reporting rates, and contorted by stubborn norms about topics such as what informed consent means -- is helping to bring change.

Tyler Kingkade

Poll Finds Huge Lack Of Trust In Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.06.2014 | College

A large swathe of the American public believes colleges and universities do not accurately report all rapes on campus and has little faith in schools ...

Winning Is Taking Part

Kim Turner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Turner

Given the critical role sports can play in the lives of youth -- increasing healthfulness, graduation rates and employment success later in life -- we must ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

It's Not Rape, If It's a Freshman: An Open Letter to Parents

Susan J. Goldstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Susan J. Goldstein

On September 8th, my daughter, an eighteen-year-old freshman, had been at college just three weeks when she called to tell me she had been sexually assaulted by a group of football players.

Tyler Kingkade

College Challenges Reported Sexual Assault Victim's Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2014 | College

Hanover College is denying allegations that campus security sought to prevent a student from pressing criminal charges against her alleged rapist. Han...

Tyler Kingkade

These Are The Colleges Accused Of Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2014 | College

An unprecedented number of colleges and universities were accused in 2013 of mishandling sexual assault cases, but the only people who know exactly wh...

Tyler Kingkade

Members Of Congress Push For Major Changes To Campus Policies On Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.30.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education needs to do a better job disclosing which colleges it finds to be in violation of federal law handling sexual assault...

Tyler Kingkade

There's No Controversy, But Cornell Is Changing Its Sexual Assault Policies Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Cornell University didn't wait for a controversy to start overhauling its sexual assault policies. Instead, it has taken the initiative in the pas...

Tyler Kingkade

Prestigious University Accused Of Failing To Expel Student After Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Carnegie Mellon University failed to remove from campus a student it found responsible for sexual assault and did little to prevent the offender's con...

Tyler Kingkade

Amherst College Sexual Assault Policies Treat Alleged Rapists Better Than Laptop Thieves

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

A few months after Angie Epifano accused Amherst College of failing her as a rape victim, the school president travelled from Massachusetts to Alabama...

Tyler Kingkade

Another University Under Federal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The University of Connecticut is under federal investigation after current and former students complained the school failed to take reports of sexual ...

Sport and Society for Arete -- The Streak

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Two weeks ago the University of Minnesota was defeated 3-2 in hockey by the University of North Dakota. Twenty-two months earlier on February 17, 2012...

Where Men Can Make More Money At Colleges

ProPublica | Nina Martin | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

For nearly 40 years, the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols were a role model for college athletics 2014 everybody's favorite example of what is poss...

When UConn Told Me "If You Feel Unsafe Then You Shouldn't Say Anything at All"

Alyssa Palazzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Alyssa Palazzo

UConn claims that they have mechanisms in place to ensure the rights of their female students, but I've been through that process, and it's not true. When I reported an assault, they encouraged me to stay silent about what I had seen.

Tyler Kingkade

UConn Faces Federal Lawsuit, Accused of Mishandling Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Four women have filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit against the University of Connecticut accusing the school of mishandling sexual violence on...

Students Challenge College Sexual Assault Policies

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Robyn Gee Sexual violence and sexual assault often go unreported on college campuses.  The  Center for Public Integrity reports that perpetrator...

Teach-In: The History Of Sexual Violence At UC Berkeley, By Sofie Karasek

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

A junior at UC Berkeley, Sofie Karasek, recently testified before the California State Legislature about the University's sexual harassment and sexual...

We're Losing Ground on the Title IX Front

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The battle for equal opportunity in sports is far from won. In fact, the situation is getting worse, not better. Consider this sobering statistic: Since 2004, the gap in the number of sports participation opportunities between males and females has expanded, not decreased.

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

Emerson Lays Out Response Plans To Federal Complaint

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Emerson College will launch an internal review of its response to sexual violence on campus after a group of students filed a federal complaint agains...

Why Women Are Not Taken Seriously in Sports Conversations and What We Can Do About It

Myisha Cherry | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports
Myisha Cherry

What should women do when they find they are not being taken seriously because they are women? I would suggest for them to keep speaking anyway.

A Tale of Two Montanas: The Department of Education's Title IX Enforcement Hypocrisy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Stephen Henrick

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title IX, a law that requires disci...

Gender Segregation and Civil Rights

Lise Eliot | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lise Eliot

The fact is, gender-segregated classrooms, even when freely-chosen, create an institutional sexism that reinforces beliefs about men and women's intellectual inequality in the larger society.