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Betsy DeVos Wants to Add Protections For Those Accused of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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Betsy DeVos, head of the U.S. Department of Education, said Thursday that she plans to rewrite Obama administration guidance for how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campus so that it better protects students who have been accused of committing assault.

Read “Betsy DeVos Wants to Rewrite Obama Era Campus Sexual Assault Policy To Add More Protections For the Accused

‘Stealthing’ Could Become a Form of Felony Sexual Battery in California

Cristina Garcia

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Images)

In May, Calif., Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced a bill that would define ‘stealthing’ as a form of sexual assault, and on Tuesday, the state Senate Public Safety Committee advanced the bill, while acknowledging it was unclear whether or how such a law would be enforced.

Read “‘Stealthing’ One Step Closer to Being a Form of Sexual Assault in Calif.

Stanford rape case: Sex offender’s dad says 6 months is too harsh for ’20 minutes of action’ – Trending – CBC News

“As it stands now, Brock’s life has been deeply altered forever by the events of Jan 17 and 18,” reads the statement, in which the elder Turner argues that his son shouldn’t be sent to jail. “He will never be his happy-go-lucky self with that easygoing personality and welcoming smile.”And then, in what has become perhaps the most contentious part of the letter, the father attempts to explain why jail time isn’t a fair punishment for his son.”These verdicts have broken and shattered him and our family in so many ways,” he writes of the convicted sex offender. “His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve.””That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20-plus years of life.”

Source: Stanford rape case: Sex offender’s dad says 6 months is too harsh for ’20 minutes of action’ – Trending – CBC News

Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker – BuzzFeed News

One night in January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus spotted a freshman thrusting his body on top of an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster. This March, a California jury found the former student, 20-year-old Brock Allen Turner, guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Turner faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison. On Thursday, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. The judge said he feared a longer sentence would have a “severe im

Source: Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker – BuzzFeed News

Rape culture starts in the home

The relationship that Kylie Jenner is having with Tyga is wholly inappropriate. That none of the adults around her seem to see the problem with it is terrifying. That her sister, Khloe Kardashian, would admit in print that she too had age inappropriate relationships  at 16 gives us an eye-opening look (as if their reality show wasn’t enough) at the level of degenerate dysfunction that is in this family.

Kylie Jenner will be 18 on Aug 10, at which point I suppose we are all suppose to stop talking about the fact that she has been sleeping with dating Tyga since 2014. He has written sexually explicit lyrics about her that are incredibly disturbing.

At 16, you are not equipped to make the same emotional decisions that someone 5 or even 10 years your senior are able to make. It doesn’t matter if you bought a house and flew on a jet with Karl Lagerfeld; sixteen-year-old girls are not emotionally mature no matter how much we want to make them into adults in our heads.

With everything that is going on in her life already, being sexually exploited by both her family members and her ‘boyfriend’ are major causes for alarm. I can only hope she still has money for the therapy bills later in life.

Rape culture starts in the home. At least, it is for Kylie Jenner.

13-year-old Canadian girls on the right track

I want to give a shout out to the two 13-year-old Canadian girls who want to end rape culture by creating a consent culture and teaching this program in their health education classes. Good job, ladies!

email from a reader...

email from a reader…

Last night, I got an email from a fellow EC student about my rape column. She wanted to let me know that she had read and appreciated the column, and she encouraged me to keep doing what I’m doing.

It’s one thing for my advisers or my peers to tell me that I am doing a good job, but to hear it straight from a reader?

Well that just made my day.

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