The outgoing administration made it more difficult for victims of assault, harassment and discrimination to assert rights and get their day in court. What will Biden’s priorities be, how will he be able to accomplish them and—most importantly—what can we expect to see in the coming months and years?
“Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are dead set on making schools more dangerous for everyone.”
Betsy DeVos’s new Title IX regulations make it much harder to discipline students accused of sexual misconduct than those accused of other much lesser serious infractions, such as plagiarism or substance abuse on campus. They have been described as “the antithesis of what Title IX was intended to do.” And they’re being taken to court.
“When we gloss over the icky parts of being a girl and focus on how strong, equal and powerful they are … When we don’t address the unpleasant and creepy experiences that are a girl’s inheritance, we do them a disservice. We contribute to their confusion.”
The pandemic is increasing many of the environmental and social conditions that facilitate sexual assault. In this context, campus administrators must take concrete steps to protect vulnerable students—grounded in the abundance of evidence that reveals what works.
This Steubenville documentary will leave you “seeing red”—and hopefully propel more people in every community to join the movement against violence.
On New Year’s Day in 2018, Stop Sexual Assault in Schools launched the #MeTooK12 campaign in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center. To mark the second anniversary, we’re looking at the campaign’s impact to date and where it’s headed.
The University of Michigan Diag is more crowded than usual lately—because student activism against sexual violence is coming to a head.
Educational institutions have a responsibility to provide safe, equitable spaces where all students can learn and thrive on equal terms. The ruling in Gruver vs. LSU affirms that schools cannot shirk this duty.
Portraits of survivors, hung as banners, lined the walkway of Alfred University’s Academic Alley in 2018 during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and again during new student orientation.
It’s time to take #MeToo to Greek Row.