I Was Raped at College. Here's How DeVos's New Rules Harm Survivors Like Me
On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released her proposed changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, which will make it harder for students to receive an education and contend with trauma.
New Trump Policies Could Leave Campus Assault Victims with Little Recourse
Yolanda’s case, which is now going through an appeals process, is one example of the impact the new proposed regulations on campus sexual violence issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may have on students.
Ana Mendieta Fought for Women's Rights and Paid with Blood
The fearless artist was outspoken about issues like campus rape and domestic violence when they were still taboo.
Jena Friedman Helps the 'Cannibal Cop' Find Love in Her New Show
The comedian on her new Adult Swim special, a deranged parody of TV news shows like '60 Minutes.'
This Controversial Program Teaches Women to Spot 'Pre-Rape' Warning Signs
Professor Charlene Senn developed a research-backed method to help women defend themselves from attackers, but some detractors say the program puts the burden for sexual assault prevention on victims.
I Dropped Out of College Because I Couldn't Bear to See My Rapist on Campus
Betsy DeVos thinks campus rape investigations are tilted in favor of the accuser, but that was far from my experience. Now that she's rescinded Obama's guidelines on campus sexual assault, I worry that more and more students will suffer like I did.
How DeVos' New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Discriminate Against Survivors
Among other things, the new policy allows schools to let accused rapists cross-examine their alleged victims.
Ending Title IX Guidance Isn't Just Evil—It's Profoundly Stupid
This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to roll back Title IX guidelines on campus rape, claiming the current procedures are unfair to the accused. This is simply not true.
58 Women's Organizations Demand Candice Jackson Retract False Statements on Rape
“As advocates for student survivors, we are gravely concerned that rape myths like the one you articulated to the Times will motivate your office’s policies."
Survivors of Campus Rape Plead with DeVos to Protect Their Rights
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with rape survivors—and groups who dismiss rape survivors' claims—to help inform her decision on whether or not to amend Title IX protections for victims of campus sexual assault.
The Dept. of Education Is Taking Misogynists More Seriously Than Rape Survivors
I work with a rape survivor advocacy group that was barred from meeting with Betsy DeVos yesterday. Watching her Department of Education meet with "men's rights" groups and spout rape myths isn't just disheartening—it's dangerous.
Accused Vanderbilt Rapist Gave Student Lectures on Consent While Awaiting Trial
Brandon Banks is accused of participating in the gang rape of an unconscious woman four years ago and has since preached to students about consent. The former Vanderbilt football player entered a not-guilty plea at the start of his trial yesterday.