It's an uncomfortable word. No one likes to say it, no one likes to hear it. I, in fact, am one of many women and men who cringes at the sound of it. But we need to keep saying it, because it is so real for so many people.
We must continue to try to change college culture in such a way that sexual abuse as well as alcohol abuse is not tolerated. Drinking age laws need to be enforced, alternative social activities that do not include alcohol need to be encouraged and supported, and working to make alcohol abuse socially unacceptable is needed.
Sexual violence can have such serious and lasting repercussions for survivors and bystanders alike that even one sexual assault is still too many.
There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.
People like to talk about sex, but talking about rape is a lot harder. For the past year and a half, I've been making a documentary on rape, so I've gotten some practice.
The state auditor's office did not explain why Chico and San Diego State were chosen, but both universities have reputations
Andrea Pino, a rising senior at UNC, joins HuffPost Live to discuss how she survived a sexual assault and then stood up school administrators.
In response to the scrutiny that Amherst College has undergone in the media, they've found it necessary to bring about a new reform to the way they handle sexual misconduct on campus.
Addressing the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses is an urgent issue nationwide. During the past month, sexual assaults made headlines at Dean College, Maple Woods Community College, at Harrisburg Area Community College, and at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
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