Tag: sexual assault
A friend of mine showed me an article a while ago that he’d come across. “Disgusting,” he said. “This is why we need to address rape culture.” I glanced at the headline, which pretty much speaks for itself: “School Principal Discouraged Teen Girl from Reporting Sexual Assault Because It Would Ruin Attacker’s Basketball Career.” Skimming the article, I had deja vu.
“Yes those young men were at fault. But is she equally responsible? What the heck is she doing drinking at 16? #Steubenville” “@Time I don’t believe in ‘sexual assault is never your fault’ in every situation. The 16 yr old girl wasn’t forced to drink—set herself up.
[media-credit id=3223 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Tentative changes to the university judicial code including the creation of a designated sexual assault review board aim to make the handling of sexual assault complaints swifter and less grueling for students.
[media-credit name="Margaret Flatley" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] In 2010, Lizzy Seeberg, a freshman at St. Mary’s College, committed suicide. Her death came ten days after she reported being sexually assaulted by an unidentified member of the Notre Dame football team. On Sept. 12, 2012, another woman linked to Notre Dame football died.
To the editor: Your language, graphics and overall message in the article, “On-campus sex offenses rose in 2011, despite decrease in crime overall” (10/11/2012) provided misleading information to your readers and left me deeply disappointed. Sexual assault is a pervasive problem on all college campuses, including Wash. U.
M.O.R.E. sponsored the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in order to provide education about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses.
Student Union Senate approved all proposed changes to Washington University’s student judicial code at its weekly meeting Wednesday. These include a change to how the University can handle cases of sexual harassment and assault that Director of Judicial Programs Tamara King says is regressive.
Jeremiah McMillon, the man accused of robbing two Washington University students last fall, will be put on trial in February 2012. KSDK reported Tuesday that McMillon is being charged with 10 felonies, including forcible rape, attempted rape and kidnapping. He is also a potential suspect for a separate sexual assault, among other crimes.
Today’s edition of Student Life tells the story of a student who was raped and how she has grappled with the realization of her attack. This is just one of many rapes that goes unreported, and even unrecognized, on this campus.