Worst case scenario: what do you do if you need to report a sexual assault on your campus? Do you know who to contact? Which department is responsible? Do you need to fill out a form? I was pleasantly surprised when a quick Google search of my campus website turned up a pretty direct link […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. United States federal laws exist to protect women in the workplace, such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits the distribution of unequal pay between the sexes and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment decisions on the basis of […]
Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to make a motion to proceed with a vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since its passing in 1994, this critical piece of legislation has protected millions of women across the country, especially women on college campuses. Unfortunately, legislators in the Senate have attempted to foster […]
School is meant to be a safe place for students to learn and grow. Unfortunately sexual harassment between peers has become part of the everyday life of middle and high school students, as revealed by a study released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Nearly half, 48 percent, of surveyed students experienced some […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. One commonly noted sign of progress in the gender equality battle is that women now make up the majority–yes that is more than 50%–of college students. This is an enormous advance and reflects the hard work and dedication of generations of women: Women who have fought to be heard and taken seriously […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Welcome to the fifth #HERvotes blog carnival. This time we’re focusing on the need to keep strong the laws and public policies to end sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and in the workplace. HERvotes, a multi-organizational campaign launched in August 2011, advocates that women must use our […]
As a college student at Santa Clara University in northern California, I faced street harassment almost every time I left campus on foot, including when I went for my daily run, walked to volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter, or took a bus to go to the mall with friends. The whistles, honks, pssts, […]
According to a campus police report, at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a white male rode by and slapped at least three different women on the buttocks. Two of these women chose to report the incident to campus police, and the department issued a public safety notice via email to BSU students and faculty.