Post Tagged with: "rape culture"

No More Distractions

The Georgetown University College Republicans hosted Christina Hoff Sommers, an author and philosophy professor known for her criticism of contemporary feminism and her disavowal of a so-called “rape myth,” last week. By giving Sommers a platform, GUCR has knowingly endorsed a harmful conversation on the serious topic of sexual assault.[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 79 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Copley Formal Lounge was filled to capacity Wednesday evening during “Are You Ready,” an event aimed at combatting rape culture on campus and promoting awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Program Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

Students filled a standing-room-only Copley Formal Lounge to capacity to discuss rape culture and promote awareness of sexual assault at the “Are You Ready” event Wednesday evening. The event was sponsored by Health Education Services, the Office of Residential Living, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the Women’s Center, in partnership[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Yik Yak App Spurs Unease on University Campuses

The rise of social messaging application Yik Yak on college campuses around the country has sparked concerns over cyberbullying, racism and sexual harassment. Yik Yak is an anonymous forum that allows posts of 200 characters or fewer to be viewed by anyone within a two-mile radius. Users respond by “upvoting”[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

College campuses are hotbeds of sexual assault. As more and more frightening statistics pour in (such as the ever-unsettling one in every five women will be sexually assaulted by the end of her college career) it becomes clear just how commonplace this violence is. Superficially, a recent sexual assault case, Harris[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Acknowledging Rape Culture

To the Editor: The recently published piece, “The Veil,” (The Hoya, B1, Mar. 28, 2014) is extremely important. It is vital that we inject nuance into discussions involving the hijab. We need to push back against oppressive versions of “feminism” that declare that male family members control women who wear[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Rape Culture Merits Campus Discussion

For a long time, we joined much of the Georgetown community in responding to sexual assault by doing what we thought was best: nothing. As two men, we believed we had no right to be part of a discussion about a crime that we abhorred but did not understand or[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion
The Danger of Our Rape Culture

The Danger of Our Rape Culture

When it first occurred to me to write a viewpoint on the Steubenville rape case, I initially backed away from the idea. How much more could I say that hasn’t already been said? What more could I argue that isn’t already evident? I don’t want to spend time arguing that[Read More…]

by March 28, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Victims Fight for A Voice

Victims Fight for A Voice

When Mia Ramos, a survivor of sexual assault, spoke about her experience before a crowd of more than 50 students Wednesday night, the statistics on rape became more than mere numbers. Ramos was the featured speaker at “R U Ready,” an event sponsored by Take Back The Night to spur[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments Campus News