Fellow feminist activists! Please join us, Feminists United at the University of Mary Washington, as we continue to speak out against rape culture and cyber-harassment. What: No Longer Anonymous Rally When: Friday, September 18th at 4 pm Where: University of Mary Washington on the steps of Lee Hall; 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Last […]
Forty-three years ago, Congress passed Title IX as part of the Education Amendments. This significant piece of legislation prohibited any education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex. Since its passing, Title IX has helped women around the country. It has helped women enter professions in fields […]
I wish I could say that this is the first time my beloved school’s administration has thrown my friends and I under the bus, and ignored our genuine concerns. I wish I could say that, but I can’t.
[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault survivors]
After-rape is to be consumed by emptiness, isolation, fear, shame and anger.
After-rape at college is to be confronted by my rapist every day—on the quad, in the library, at breakfast. It is to be ceaselessly reminded of the moments in which power and control were stripped from me, in which I had no option but to let go and resign myself to the fact that this was really happening.
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 […]
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 voices and votes to stop the […]
A New York Times report released earlier this week uncovered the deception of many athletic programs in schools regarding gender equity in sports, distorting the numbers in order to comply with the requirements of Title IX. Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in any federally-financed education program, has largely drawn attention to and been labeled […]