Tag Archives: Victim Blaming

February 10

Did the CDC just say that alcohol causes violence and STDs?

Media outlets and the public are conflicted over the CDC’s newest recommendation to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)—some say the recommendation that “young women should avoid alcohol unless using birth control” is “incredibly puritanical” , while others claim that’s not what the CDC recommended at all. The CDC study found that 3 out of 4 women who say […]

January 23

Does listening to Bowie support rape culture?

When I heard the news that David Bowie passed away last week, I posted this status to my Facebook: Throughout the morning, I shared updates of what Bowie album I was currently listening to, posted my favorite classic Bowie photos, and enjoyed seeing the same from others in my circle…until the news hit in mid-afternoon […]

August 13

Should campus rapists remain in the university system?

Part 1 of this blog stemmed from an article interviewing, Hanna Stotland, a college admissions consultant and lawyer who “gets students accused of rape back into school.”   When questioned about campus sexual assault, people tend to fall into two camps regarding their opinion of perpetrators: either they’re monsters who can never be redeemed and […]

August 01

Who are campus rapists and what should we do with them?

Part 1 of 2.   In the past two weeks, the media has focused a flood of attention on the perpetrators of sexual misconduct on college campuses. Who are these people? Why do they assault? What happens to them if they get caught? A long-held belief is that most sexual assailants are repeat-offenders—that a vast […]

May 31

A Commentary

I share a lot of current news articles about sexual violence, especially those on campus rape, and I almost always include a caveat to “not read the comments.” As usual, however, I don’t always follow my own advice, and I’ve found myself posting a slew of responses to certain…uninformed…comments on these articles lately. I’ve included […]

April 28

Where the Sidewalk Ends

When I graduated high school eleven years ago, I vowed to never step into a high school again. Especially not one with the same mascot as mine—TROJANS. And definitely not to talk about how I was raped in high school. But I did just that at the East Lansing High School board meeting tonight.   […]

December 10

From Ground Zero Tolerance

Journalist Geroge Will was chosen to speak at MSU commencement this coming Saturday and to receive an honorary doctorate in humanities. What has George Will done to deserve this honor? If you Google his name now, you will likely only find references to his Washington Post article in which he blatantly identifies himself as a rape apologist. […]