The Hunting Ground Pulls Back the Curtain on Campus Sexual Assault

Each heart is pounding, dizzy with nerves. Then, elation. The young women are joyously, openly weeping. They're flanked by shrieking moms, dads, sisters, brothers and best friends. It's assuredly the best day of their young lives, they've been admitted to college: This is how The Hunting Ground, a documentary on the… » 3/01/15 4:15pm Sunday 4:15pm

Columbia Anti-Rape Protesters Threatened with Disciplinary Action 

The anti-rape activists who crashed an admissions session at Columbia University say the school is threatening them with unspecified disciplinary action. Members of No Red Tape say several of their members were sent letters from the school's Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, warning them that their… » 2/23/15 10:50am 2/23/15 10:50am

Mortified Classmates of Princeton Mom Wish She'd Shut the Fuck Up

Susan Patton, Princeton class of 1977 and noted Troll Mom, thinks a little rape in college is just a "learning experience," a view she's happy to air on any and every morning show in existence. In response, her classmates have issued a lengthy statement begging Princeton Mom to shut up and go away, calling her views… » 2/09/15 11:50am 2/09/15 11:50am

Colleges Are Downplaying Sexual Assault Numbers, New Report Finds

A new study published by the American Psychological Association finds that many colleges and universities are underreporting sexual assault cases on campus. Many of the schools had previously been cited by the U.S. Department of Education for underreporting, and some of them even heavily fined, which has apparently… » 2/05/15 11:30am 2/05/15 11:30am

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 1/29/15 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… » 12/19/14 6:35pm 12/19/14 6:35pm