Yesterday evening students and faculty gathered for the highly anticipated screening of “The Hunting Ground”, a newly released documentary about the realities that student sexual assault survivors face on their college campuses. The film’s screening was hosted by this semester’s Senior Seminar in Sociology course, taught by Dr. Matt Ezzell, and the event received a […]Read More The Hunting Ground: A Call to Action for JMU
“Rape is about power, not regretted sex” – Wagatwe Wanjuki Take Back the Night provided an impactful and educational take on sexual violence and prevention within our culture. In a room full of survivors and allies, a feeling of togetherness swept the air. On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, Take Back the Night brought together individuals […]Read More Break the Silence
*trigger warning: This post discusses sexual assault and the UVA rape story* The title says it all: so much as happened regarding the UVA rape story and I don’t know how to feel or what to think. If you’re reading this blog post right now, you’ve probably heard of “A Rape On Campus,” an article by […]Read More I don’t know how to feel about the UVA rape story
The best way to end rape culture and gender-based violence is to raise awareness of the issue and start teaching men not to rape. So why is sexual assault still rampant in our society? On Wednesday, November 6th, Zerlina Maxwell gave her keynote address to the JMU community, entitled “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How […]Read More Teach men not to rape? What a concept!
Meet Consent Bro – the guy teaching fraternity brothers what ‘yes means yes’ really means. In this recent Washington Post article, University of Maryland student Ian Tolino was highlighted for the presentations he gives to UMD fraternity brothers about consent. HURRAY FOR CONSENT!Read More QUICK HIT: Meet Consent Bro!
In California, “No Means No” doesn’t cut it anymore. If you want to have sex with someone, both parties must give a clear and (hopefully) enthusiastic yes. If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, California’s Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 967 into law, also known as the “yes means yes” law. This law […]Read More Will Affirmative Consent Change Hookup Culture in a Positive Way? Or… Not?
I had the chance to talk to recording artist Kevin Drew on a conference call. He just released a new album this past Tuesday called “Darlings”. The reason I am writing about his new album is because the single from it “Good Sex” paints sex in a more realistic and positive way than we are […]Read More Quick Hit: “Good Sex” Kevin Drew