Ms. is the proud media sponsor of this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference—which is why I’ll be spending the next three days handing out a million free magazines, streaming sessions and sitting down for a marathon of live-streamed conversations with experts and advocates on-site. (And blogging all about it! Right here.)
After investigating 387 reports of sexual misconduct, the Department of Education determined that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill failed survivors of sexual assault. One of the alumni behind the landmark battle for justice talked to Ms. about what comes next.
What is it about male identity that links so undeniably with violence? How do we break these cycles of violence?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded groundbreaking Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault that made it easier for survivors to seek justice—and now, litigators are demanding her department reverse course.
To create safe, supportive environments for all people on campus, programming must consider how the campus environment impacts violence perpetration.
Preventing sexual violence—and talking to athletes about how they can be part of solutions—requires more time than just a locker room pep talk. At the University of Kansas, we’re finally getting more of their time.
A new program designed to empower women “to trust their judgement and overcome social pressures to be ‘nice’ when their sexual integrity is threatened” is proving to be a successful tool in fighting rape on college campuses.
Students who sought the resources of The Ohio State University’s Sexual Civility and Empowerment were told they were “lying,” “delusional” or “suffering from mental illness;” had “an active imagination,” “didn’t understand their own experience” or even “fabricated their story.”
Lulabel Seitz had the opportunity to address her fellow classmates and her larger high school community during a speech at her graduation ceremony—but when she began to reference her on-campus sexual assault, her mic was unexpectedly cut.
“I just remember wanting to be a lighthouse for survivors—for people, for boys and girls in my school who were looking to stand up and fight back against this sort of rape culture that exists in so many places. I wanted to be the person that they could come to and say: ‘How can I help? How can I stand up? Let’s fight this together.'”