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Where Title IX Meets Title II

Colleges Wrestle With How to Define Rape - Students. By Robin Wilson After a long Saturday of drinking, a female student was hanging out with a male classmate she’d been flirting with for years.

Colleges Wrestle With How to Define Rape - Students

He was charming but also a player. They’d talked about his various sexual conquests, and she didn’t want to be one. But that night they started making out. It was exciting, she said, fun. "Maybe I didn’t want to disappoint him," she wrote a few months ago for the website Total Sorority Move. Common understandings of rape tend to involve force, coercion, or victims who are passed-out drunk. Other cases are less clear. Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth's Hazing Abuses. By Janet Reitman | Andrew Lohse visits the Dartmouth campus where he has come forward to report on the significant hazing practices taking place at fraternities.

Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth's Hazing Abuses

(Photo: Antonio Bolfo) Long before Andrew Lohse became a pariah at Dartmouth College, he was just another scarily accomplished teenager with lofty ambitions. Five feet 10 with large blue eyes and the kind of sweet-faced demeanor that always earned him a pass, he grew up in the not-quite-rural, not-quite-suburban, decidedly middle-class town of Branchburg, New Jersey, and attended a public school where he made mostly A's, scored 2190 on his SATs and compiled an exhaustive list of extracurricular activities that included varsity lacrosse, model U.N. (he was president), National Honor Society, band, orchestra, Spanish club, debate and – on weekends – a special pre-college program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a degree in jazz bass.

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA. From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill, we're gonna get drunk tonightThe faculty's afraid of us, they know we're in the rightSo fill up your cups, your loving cups, as full as full can beAs long as love and liquor last, we'll drink to the U of V—"Rugby Road," traditional University of Virginia fight song.

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

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Mishandling Rape

The sexual threats against Emma Watson are an attack on every woman. In her famous 1996 commencement address, writer Nora Ephron warned the new graduates of Wellesley college that they were entering a world that was hostile to women's achievements and begged them to "take it personally.

The sexual threats against Emma Watson are an attack on every woman

" "Understand," she said, "every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you. " We must all take such attacks personally, she argued: "Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: Get back, get back to where you once belonged. " On September 21, actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson stood up at the UN Headquarters in New York City and delivered a powerful speech condemning the harm that gender discrimination causes to both men and women, and inviting men to become active participants in the global struggle for equality.

Emma Sulkowicz on Carry that Weight Day of Action at Columbia University. Editor's note: The comments on this op-ed are closed.

Emma Sulkowicz on Carry that Weight Day of Action at Columbia University

We have decided to preemptively close them due to the extreme violations of our comment policy on previous articles about this author and this subject. We believe the purpose of comments is to promote productive, relevant, and respectful dialogue. Students-sexual-harassment-policy0001.pdf. Rare Survey Examines Sexual Assault at M.I.T. The iAspire Grant is a national grant for college students who are working to raise awareness and effect change on the issue of sexual violence on their campus.

Students can apply for up $5,000 in funding to support their vision for programs, resources, and education around issues of sexual violence (which encompasses topics like sexual assault, abuse, and harassment). We want students to share their stories with us and tell us how they aspire to end sexual violence on their campus and in their community. The application period is open from September 8 – October 31, 2014. Apply here. Share this opportunity: 'Yes Means Yes' Isn't the Answer - Commentary. By Kathleen A.

'Yes Means Yes' Isn't the Answer - Commentary

Bogle Late last month, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed the "yes means yes" bill into law. Unfortunately, the new law, which says colleges that receive state funds must agree that affirmative consent is needed for sexual encounters, will not reduce the sexual-assault problem that has plagued college campuses for decades. How a Sex-Assault Researcher Persevered Against University Resistance - Research. Affirmed Consent Bill. Photo: Getty Images We've been hearing a lot about sexual assault on college campuses lately, as students across the country protest the inadequate, inappropriate, and often illegal ways in which school administrations have handled their assaults. (We even took part in the conversation back in our August issue—read the story here.)

But this week, California lawmakers took a definitive step toward reducing rapes on campus. That step is also proving to be quite controversial. Here's the gist: On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed what's being called the "Yes Means Yes" or the "Affirmed Consent" bill into law, which requires all schools that receive state funding to follow an "affirmative consent" policy when investigating sexual assault cases. California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters. Facing what many regard as an epidemic of campus sexual assault, some colleges have cracked down on binge drinking, others have reined in fraternities, while still others are training incoming students not to be passive bystanders when they see signs of trouble.

But the most talked-about new approach, adopted by many schools in the past year, is to require mutual “affirmative consent,” and not just passive acquiescence, before any sexual contact. California has raised the stakes becoming the first state in the country to pass a law obliging every college to have a consent policy or lose state financial aid. The Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault. “Want to meet at my dorm? Less carrying for me.” Emma Sulkowicz, a.k.a. the international sensation “mattress girl,” is emailing from her phone in her Columbia University dorm high up over Morningside Heights, where she lives in a single room within a six-person suite. How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus - Students. By Robin Wilson When Tyler Anderson spoke to first-year students at Grinnell College this fall about the institution’s policy on sexual consent, he acknowledged that asking for a partner’s approval during sex may seem unnatural.

Grinnell’s two-year-old policy, which is similar to the hotly debated one just adopted in California, requires students to gain "affirmative consent" from partners in all sexual interactions. The goal is to stop sexual assault and create a common understanding of what constitutes consensual sexual contact. "The common misconception of affirmative consent is that you are stopping before you do something and looking at your partner, and they will have a placard saying, ‘Yes, keep going,’ or ‘No, don’t,’" Mr. How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus - Students.

Emma Watson: Feminism too often is seen as ‘man-hating’ After several well-publicized cases involving athletes from the National Football League, the past few weeks have been flush with conversations about violence against women and how to end it. On Saturday, actress Emma Watson, best known as Hermione Granger from the “Harry Potter” movies, delivered a moving speech before the United Nations. Watson, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women, introduced a new campaign called HeForShe aimed at getting men involved as active participants in stopping violence against women. Watson name-checked former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton in her speech, referencing the former first lady’s 1995 speech before the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where Clinton declared, “It is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.”

20 September HeForShe Press Release. Date: 20 Sep 2014 New York, 20 September—In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men.

Home - HeForShe. Emma Watson at HeForShe 2014. Home - HeForShe. MIT frat alumni president: “Drunk female guests are the gravest threat to fraternities” Earlier this week, Baltimore Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti held a press conference to address allegations that the Ravens misled the public in order to protect Ray Rice and keep him on the field. Like much of what has unfolded in recent weeks as the NFL grapples with multiple domestic violence cases and its own history of sweeping similar violence under the rug, Bisciotti’s comments revealed a lot more than just his own views and the mentality of his franchise.

He also held a mirror to the rest of us, our culture’s dim view of women and the distorted ways we talk about accountability when it comes to domestic violence and sexual assault. Sexual Violence Home Page. Violence Prevention Home Page. Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault - Students. Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women.