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Author: Danielle Dirks
Danielle Dirks is an assistant professor of sociology at Occidental College. Trained both as a sociologist and a criminologist, her research focuses on the aftermath of violent victimization, survivorship and punishment. She co-authored How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment and cofounded End Rape on Campus and the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition.
Blowing the Whistle on Campus Rape
Campus rape has recently become a mainstream issue. And there’s hope and evidence that this situation is changing, as a reinvigorated campus anti-rape movement is burgeoning across the country.
Alcohol is a WEAPON of Rapists, Not Evidence for Victim Blaming
Trigger Alert: Discussion of rape and victim blaming … On October 15, Slate writer Emily Yoffe wrote a piece entitled, “The Best Rape Prevention: Tell College Women to Stop Getting Drunk.” A crowd […]