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Are a fifth of female college students raped? Take a look at the numbers.
When Brian Lewis went to dinner with one of his Navy superiors in 2000, he didn’t expect that the evening would end with sexual assault. But after the two had finished eating, Lewis’ shipmate pulled out a knife, threatened to kill him, then sodomized him.
Lewis’ friend reported the attack, but a senior officer told Lewis not to cooperate with Navy investigators. Without Lewis’ cooperation, the investigation ended without a court-martial or punishment for the attacker.
Assumptions that "real victims" of rape would get abortions isn't helping women battling their rapists for custody. Neither are courts tethering victim to their rapists for years.
In most states, a major barrier to bringing the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault to justice is baked into the law.
How many women have to say “me, too,” and brave recounting one of the worst experiences of their lives before the public can believe that Bill Cosby, a beloved, admired “role model” violated women in such a shocking and disgusting way?
In a system that silences victims of sexual violence, the brutal gang rape of a UVA freshman is seen as just another "bad experience at a party" by peers and school-assigned victim advocates alike.
Harvard Law students who say "affirmative consent" will make campuses safer from sex assault are off track. They should be doing everything they can to assert Title IX, the best law there is for victims of violence "on the basis of sex."
Pregnant minors fear their parents can turn to a judge if they want an abortion, but conservatives are turning the process into a nightmare, Redden writes.
A few years ago, college students rarely went public about their rape, but for these women, shattering silence means not just coming out with a tale of their assault but offering perspective on how colleges failed to protect them.