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In the age of social media – where screenshots of dick pics are taken and mocked, social movements are started on Twitter, and gossip goes viral quicker than an STI – you’d think that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat bro who turned a black student away because the SAE party was “for white girls only” would have at least attempted to mask his bigotry. But he didn’t. Read More
  “Until It Happens to You” by Lady Gaga was recorded for the movie The Hunting Ground, which explores rape culture on college campuses nationwide. The film exposes how school administrations attempt to sweep rape allegations under the rug through red tape and victim blaming.   Lady Gaga showcases the song, true to its original context, in a music video portraying three different scenarios of sexual assault on a campus. Read More
I learned wonderful and awful things from an episode of a Disney channel tween show, Lizzie McGuire. For years, I thought that straight-up losing consciousness was the symbol that you were hurting your body too much, eating too little. One episode—about struggling with and overcoming issues with body image—both helped and hurt. “Inner Beauty” is the name of an episode in the second season of "Lizzie McGuire," early 2000s Disney Channel sensation (the entire series, btw, is free online). Read More
Two U.S. representatives are introducing a new bill, the Safe Campus Act, to solve the continually confounding problem of handling sexual assaults on college campuses. It sounds ok at first; its goal is to give students a fair hearing on their campuses, but instead it could make reporting more difficult if survivors don’t directly report to their campus’s Title IX coordinator, a provision included in another bill in Congress right now: the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. Read More
The problem of sexual assaults on college campuses is prominent in the media, and unfortunately, it's for good reason. A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that 18.6 percent of freshmen women at an unnamed college in upstate NY are survivors of an attempted or completed rape. This brings new light to the commonly used statistic that 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault. Here’s why: Previously, the 1 in 5 statistic from the U.S. Read More