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DeVos’ decision is a slap in the face for sexual assault survivors

Posted By Isabel Soisson on Sep 28, 2017<p>The United States Department of Education announced on Sept. 22 that it will be rescinding Obama-era guidance …

DeVos: Replace Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault cases with more ‘fair system’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for replacing the Obama administration's rules for investigating allegations of sexual violence on campuses across the country with a more “workable, effective and fair system.”<p>During a speech at George Mason University, DeVos announced plans to …

The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy

At many schools, the rules intended to protect victims of sexual assault mean students have lost their right to due process—and an accusation of wrongdoing can derail a person’s entire college education.<p><i>This is the first story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing sexual-assault</i> …

The Bad Science Behind Campus Response to Sexual Assault

Assertions about how trauma physiologically impedes the ability to resist or coherently remember assault have greatly undermined defense against assault allegations. But science offers little support for these claims.<p><i>This is the second story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing</i> …

Betsy DeVos's full speech on Title IX and campus sex assault

Betsy DeVos is right about campus sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a speech announcing the reversal of Obama-era policies on campus sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law on gender equity in education. This was met with a wave of outrage on social media and in progressive publications. There were …

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos insisted about 10 times during her recent policy address that there's a "better way" for colleges handle campus sexual assault. Now, as officials begin work to find it, they may well be taking a cue a few groups that DeVos says has already "made progress on these …

Education

Department of Education Issues New Interim Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct

Washington — Building on her remarks from September 7, 2017, regarding the Department's commitment to protecting all students from discrimination, …

Education Department withdraws Obama-era campus sexual assault guidance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Education Department announced Friday it is formally rescinding Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assaults under Title IX federal law.<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced earlier this month that her department was concerned that previous guidance …

Title IX

How ’20 minutes of action’ inspired Toronto fathers to teach their sons about misogyny

When Ryan Spelliscy heard about the Stanford rape case and the father of the perpetrator who described it as “20 minutes of action” he wasn’t just …

The disturbing data on Republicans and racism: Trump backers are the most bigoted within the GOP

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Racists are more likely to be Republicans — and the most extreme among them are Donald Trump supporters<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>July 6, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>Presumptive 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a bigot. …

In Germany, Lawmakers Pass 'No Means No' Law For Cases Of Rape

Is it rape when a person has sex with someone who says "no"?<p>It wasn't in Germany until Thursday, when the parliament cast a rare unanimous vote closing what German Justice Minister Heiko Maas described as "blatant loopholes" in his country's sexual assault laws.<p>Previously, before charges could be …

Sexual Harassment

'Dear Brock Turner' Project Puts a New Lens on Sexual Assault

In the wake Brock Turner’s trial, in which he was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and sentenced to six months in jail, many have …

Clothing

4 Women Accused a Utah State Student of Rape but Authorities Did Nothing

"I feel like I have to go after the people who were supposed to get the justice for me."<p>Four women are still awaiting justice after their respective rape accusations against a former Utah State student went unaddressed by the school and local law enforcement. The <i>Salt Lake Tribune</i> reports that the …

Salt Lake City

Judge Speaks Out Against Discrediting Rape Victims In Powerful Verdict

“No other crime is looked upon with the degree of blameworthiness, suspicion, and doubt as a rape victim”<p>In his 179-page verdict, Ontario Court Justice Marvin Zuker railed against the myth of the "perfect rape victim" and blasted the prevalence and effects of victim blaming. In other words: …

York University

And People Ask Why Rape Victims Don't Report To Police

If you needed to ask, this week you got your answers.<p>This week, two incidents played out in the news that seemed to confirm some of the worst fears about how America’s criminal justice system handles sexual assault.<p>In one corner, the U.S. Department of Justice released a scathing report about the …

We’ll never stop workplace sexual harassment as long as we ignore everyday sexism

This week, the most famous members of the Trump family took turns discussing sexual harassment. At the heart of the most outrageous comments were …

This hilarious parody nails the double standards women face when reporting sexual assault

The nasty cultural attitude of victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault is still pervasive in our society.<p>Just a few days ago, Judge Lindsey Kushner …

A College Student Created A Powerful Photo Series Inspired By Brock Turner's Release

"It happens to anyone." WARNING: The post contains graphic images.

When Detectives Dismiss Rape Reports Before Investigating Them

Across the country, some police departments claim a vast number of rape reports are false. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a year of “unfounded” rapes in Baltimore County reveals that detectives often don't investigate them at all — even when the man had been arrested for rape before.<p><b>The October</b> …