Dartmouth Will Ban Hard Liquor to Try to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Dartmouth College, one of the many schools grappling with a publicity-unfriendly campus sexual assault problem, has unveiled a new plan to "address harmful behavior" by students. A cornerstone of that plan involves banning hard liquor from campus parties. The administration is also strongly suggesting that the… » 1/29/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Vanderbilt Rape Victim: Football Player Told Me He 'Took Care' of Me

The prosecution rested yesterday in the rape trial of Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, two of the four Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping an unconscious woman. The alleged victim testified that when she awoke the next day with no memory of the night, Vandenburg told her "he had to spend all… » 1/23/15 11:30am 1/23/15 11:30am

It's Time for Sorority Women to Have Their Own Damn Parties and Booze

In the midst of our ongoing and incredibly frustrating campus rape discussion, one odd fact keeps disappearing and reemerging from the conversation: sororities are formally prohibited from serving alcohol at official Greek events, while fraternities, um, serve quite a lot of it. Would allowing sororities to serve… » 1/20/15 10:50am 1/20/15 10:50am

Prosecutors Accuse Vanderbilt Players of Laughing, Texting During Rape

The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, is now underway. In opening statements, prosecutors accused the two of laughing, texting, and making video while raping an unconscious classmate. In a surveillance video of a campus hallway, according to testimony,… » 1/15/15 1:30pm 1/15/15 1:30pm

College Wrestling Coach Pens Batshit Blog on Son's Rape Case 

C.D. Mock is a college wrestling coach at the University of North Carolina; his son Corey was a Division I collegiate wrestler until he was expelled for sexual misconduct in December (he's since been allowed to return to school after appealing his expulsion). The elder Mock has started a blog raging against the… » 1/14/15 6:15pm 1/14/15 6:15pm

1 in 3 College Men Admit They Would Rape, If We Don't Call It 'Rape'

A small survey of college men points at something equal parts interesting and disturbing: one in three of them say they would be willing to "use force to obtain intercourse" as long as nobody would find out and there would be no consequences. But very few were willing to say they would commit rape, suggesting that… » 1/09/15 6:50pm 1/09/15 6:50pm

Phyllis Schlafly: College Women Get Raped Because They Go to College

Everything about Phyllis Schlafly is perfect: her ridiculous name, her relentlessly upright hairdo, her solid, unyielding commitment to being wrong about every goddamn thing. The conservative icon is back today with a scorching take on solving campus rape: fewer women should go to college. They're not even using it… » 1/06/15 3:45pm 1/06/15 3:45pm

Harvard Law Revises Sexual Assault Policy to Settle Federal Charges

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has announced a settlement with Harvard Law School over charges that the school's sexual assault policies violated Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Harvard University already started overhauling their sexual assault policy this… » 12/30/14 4:20pm 12/30/14 4:20pm

No One Is Studying the Link Between Poverty and Sexual Assault

A recent study based on Department of Justice statistics showed that young women who aren't in college are at greater risk of rape than women enrolled in school. In an editorial in the New York Times this weekend, one of the study's authors says they've found evidence that women in poverty are at much greater risk of… » 12/22/14 7:00pm 12/22/14 7:00pm

Jameis Winston Cleared of Sexual Assault Charges By FSU Conduct Board

Jameis Winston, the Florida State University quarterback accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2012, has been cleared of charges that he violated FSU's student conduct code. A lawyer for the woman who accused him of assault told reporters in a statement yesterday, "At some point we have to recognize that… » 12/22/14 10:10am 12/22/14 10:10am

Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:35pm 12/19/14 6:35pm

After UVA, Prominent Women Share Their Sexual Assault Stories 

The unbelievable shitstorm surrounding the Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia isn't showing the slightest signs of dying down. The numerous and serious questions about how the story was handled have all pretty much been outlined; now, God help us, it's time for adorable trolls… » 12/19/14 11:10am 12/19/14 11:10am

Feds: Privacy Laws Protect Records of Student Athlete Accused of Rape

For months, reporter Jon Krakauer has been fighting with the University of Montana and the state's Commissioner of Higher Education, arguing that he should be able to get access to the school disciplinary records of Jordan Johnson, the Montana Grizzlies quarterback who was accused of rape in 2012 and acquitted in… » 12/16/14 5:00pm 12/16/14 5:00pm

Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress

Student anti-rape activists at Columbia University issued an extra-long Fuck You to the school's administration today by dumping a mock-check written on a mattress in the University President's office. The delivery featured the same kind of mattress the students were fined for damaging when they used them to protest… » 12/15/14 4:20pm 12/15/14 4:20pm

Woman Falsely ID'd as UVA's Jackie by Conservative Blogger Is Suing

Over the past few weeks, venomous conservative blogger and rumored floor-shitter Charles. C. Johnson has dedicated himself almost single-mindedly to exposing the woman he believes is Jackie, the University of Virginia student at the center of Rolling Stone's crumbling and much-criticized story about rape at UVA.… » 12/15/14 12:30pm 12/15/14 12:30pm

Rape Is Part of My Truth, and the Truth of Many Other Women

When Rolling Stone issued its retraction, my greatest fear was that we would once again have a curtain of silence, where young women feel too afraid to share their truth. And while I have no interest in reliving the experience or pinning culpability on anyone, that curtain of silence is why I am sharing my story today… » 12/15/14 9:05am 12/15/14 9:05am