SOURCE: Insurrect: Radical Thinking in Early American Studies
by Kellen Heniford
This week's revelations of sexual harassment and institutional complicity at Harvard are striking a chord with women academics because they're not surprising. The author discusses her own experiences and the power dynamics stacked against students and survivors.
Is it time to remove juridsiction for sexual assaults on military bases from the military? Military Health advocate Andrea Mazzarino argues that this is an overdue check on the militarization of American society.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by Grace Watkins
"The problems with the campus police are already apparent to anyone willing to look, and gender-based violence by campus officers is an important part of the case for abolition."
SOURCE: New York Times
A new book addresses the glaring oversight of sexual assault and abuse of women as an aspect of war and conflict.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Anne Gray Fischer
How did we get to the point where sexual assault is considered valid, necessary police work? The answer lies in the origin story of modern police, and specifically in the history of the discretionary enforcement of public order laws.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Sarah Horowitz
It’s more accurate to say that technology can help us find the evidence that we are culturally primed to look for.
SOURCE: The Western Gazette
Former King's University College historian found guilty of abusing Indigenous boys in 1970s and ‘80s
David Norton was found guilty on counts of sexual assault and indecent assault.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
by Amy Stanley
Tsuneno was raped. She said so. But only after #MeToo did this historian decide to believe her.
by Joan Wallach Scott
It’s the history of the oppression of women we have to contend with.
I Wrote a Book About Renaissance Queens. Today’s Stories of Sex Assault Sound Like Something Out of the 16th Century.
by Sarah Gristwood
Like today many men blamed the victim.
“This is a moment of transition,” said Estelle B. Freedman, a Stanford University historian who studies the evolution of laws and norms surrounding sexual assault.
by Ruth Rosen
The military, with its macho culture and adherence to the chain of command, still tolerates sexual assault and violence. How could it be different?
SOURCE: Bag Note News
by Valerie Wieskamp
Forty-five years later, one of America’s most iconic photos hides truth in plain sight.
SOURCE: Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history and African-American studies at East Tennessee State University.The fact is that 2012 was a horrible year in terms of sexual assaults on college campuses.In June 2012, Trey Malone, a junior at Amherst College and a distinguished student both academically and athletically, took his own life after he was unable to deal with the immense trauma and intense emotions he suffered after being the victim of rape by a co-ed. After his suicide, it was discovered that Malone’s experience was not an aberration. On the contrary, he was one of a number of students on the prestigious, leafy, upscale, distinguished liberal arts institution who had been the victim of such a horrific sexual violation. His death made national headlines, caused the Amherst college community to erupt, (the campus president, Carolyn Martin, aggressively denounced the perpetrators of such crimes and led the effort in instituting policies and programs to combat such behavior) sparked widespread discussion on the campus and, once again, brought the issue of rape and sexual assault to the forefront of national debate.
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