BY Alexa Salvato
on May 22, 2015
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
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 10, 2015
One of the Seven Sister colleges has amended its policy to include transgender students in its applicant pool. This action is a big step towards inclusion of transwomen and also raises the question of what it means to create a safe female space.
On February 7th the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr College voted to accept the recommendation to review the university's mission regarding transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming applicants. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 21, 2015
A New York Times article is encouraging sororities to throw parties as part of a larger effort to minimize the risk of sexual violence against women at campus Greek parties. The article claims that if sororities offered alternatives to frat parties, they would prevent some of the obvious dangers that many frat parties tend to have and create safer spaces for women to enjoy themselves.
“Instead of only regulating fraternities,” the article says, “administrators might want to consider a more free-market approach to changing the campus party scene. Read More
Consent is So Frat is a non-profit organization aiming not only to bring the conversation of consent into the houses of fraternities, but also to align with Greek systems to end sexual violence and rape culture on campuses around the country. The organization, made of three female and two male board members, promotes consent in a variety of really cool ways, including campus visits, awareness and photo campaigns, and conversation-starting products. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 07, 2014
Ah, August. It’s that time of year when summer starts winding down, kids scramble to finish (and/or fake) their summer reading reports, and every lifestyle blog ever offers its unsolicited advice to incoming college freshman. My greatest guilty pleasure is scrolling through these posts as if I have no idea how college works or how to prepare for diving headfirst into a cesspool of hormones and questionable decisions. Read More