Is your high school protecting you from sexual harassment?
While students who’ve experienced sexual assault are relying on Title IX, the Trump administration may pull back some protections.
“As a first-year college student, I hope that I’ll be able to focus more on making friends and challenging myself academically than on worrying about my safety.”
At California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), where an average of 2.6 sexual assaults are reported each year in the past 5 years, students are celebrating the enactment of the law and sharing their ideas on what more can be done on campus.
When our culture tolerates men who harass women on the street, it reinforces the idea that they have the right to do or say whatever they please to a woman’s body. Although something like a catcall may seem harmless, it contributes to the larger, very serious issue of sexual assault.
UC Berkeley is one of the latest campuses accused of mishandling sexual assault on campus. California lawmakers recently authorized an audit of UC Berkeley’s policies.
After being assaulted her freshman year, Sofie Karasek developed this presentation: A History of Sexual Violence at UC Berkeley.