Posts Tagged ‘college’

The Morning After: Post-Racial Deodorant Edition

* The Daily Beast's Tricia Romano declares Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa a "post-racial commercial genius." Commercial genius? Yes, ladies. Post-racial? Not so much, says Georgetown Girl.

Do College Sexual Assault Trend Pieces Stigmatize Assaulting, Or Reporting?

The Examiner reports that "dating violence is on the rise" at D.C.-area colleges. The evidence? More students are reporting instances of sexual assault, domestic violence, and harassment to police and school administrators [Thanks to WAWF for the tip]. But wait: Why is an increase in reporting being framed as a no good very bad thing? [...]

Woman Shot After Refusing Stranger’s Advances: The Harassee’s Dilemma

A local college student was shot in the ankle over the weekend after she refused to give her phone number to a guy on the street. The student was leaving a party with a group of friends on early Sunday morning when the man shot her for rebuffing his sexual harassment. As she told Fox [...]

David Lisak on Acquaintance Rapists: “We’re Giving a Free Pass to Sexual Predators”

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In the world of sexual assault prevention, the work of University of Massachusetts psychologist David Lisak has gained some serious traction. Lisak has spent the past 20 years studying men who commit acquaintance rapes. In the past year, that work has been dissected by feminist blogs, employed in an investigative report from [...]

Groping, Sexual Assault Policies and the Hypersexualization of College Students

Last week, Wendy Kaminer lambasted Duke University's new sexual assault policy, which is centered upon the idea that "consent is an affirmative decision to engage in mutually acceptable sexual activity given by clear actions and words." In an essay on The Atlantic, Kaminer wrote that a "committee of virginal bureaucrats would be hard pressed [...]

American University Students Debate New Sexual Assault Policy; Vitriol Ensues

After a week of national media coverage over a column by Alex Knepper casting doubt on the existence of date rape, American University student newspaper The Eagle has devoted its home page to serious discussions of the problem of rape on campus. In one story, the paper discusses proposed changes to the school's sexual assault [...]

University Sex Columns, Reviewed: Girls, Be More Grateful for Valentines Edition

The battle for ideological dominance in our nation’s capital’s collegiate sex columns continues. Are our local campus columnists on the forefront of radical sex writing, or are they bringing back the good old days of instructing women to pretend to be grateful for the attention of men?
This week: How to erase your relationship doubts by [...]

When Rapists Graduate and Victims Drop Out

According to a a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, many U.S. colleges fail to adhere to federal laws that dictate the school's response after sexual assaults are reported on its campus. "Under Title IX, schools must meet three requirements if they find a sexual assault has occurred: end a so-called "hostile environment"; [...]

Victim Reports “Forcible Fondling” In GWU Library

Over the past school year, the campus of the George Washington University has experienced several public sexual assaults. Back in September, a University of Maryland student entered a G.W. dorm and attempted to sexually assault several sleeping women. Last month, a man on a mountain bike rode around campus exposing himself to female students. Today, [...]

Montgomery College Rape Sparks Concern Over Campus Safety Tips

Last week, a 19-year-old female student was sexually assaulted on Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The hour-long assault occurred in a women's restroom inside the campus performing arts center.
Following the assault, Montgomery College rolled out a comprehensive administrative response across its three campuses. The Takoma Park campus immediately went into a two-hour lock-down. Campus [...]