Victims of Campus Sexual Assault and the Accused Stand to Lose From Devos' Proposed Changes to Title IX
The secretary of education's plans threaten to make it more difficult for victims of sexual discrimination to seek justice, and might in turn hinder her goal of strengthening due process.
As the Comment Period for Proposed Title IX Changes Ends, Nearly 100,000 Have Weighed in
Many commenters have raised concerns that the proposal will discourage survivors from coming forward, even in an era when people seem to be speaking out about sexual misconduct more than ever.
How Sexual Assault Victims' Advocates Are Training Doctors to Provide Better Care
Josie Torielli, who works for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, spoke to Pacific Standard about the impact of the #MeToo movement, the importance of SAFETI, and the myth of false reporting.
Betsy DeVos Wants to Overhaul Title IX Procedures. What Will That Mean for Campus Assault Survivors?
Cross-examination could soon be a right for those accused of sexual misconduct—but it may not be the most effective way to reveal the truth.
Defining 'Sex' Isn't as Clear as the Trump Administration Claims
Science shows that a binary model for sex doesn't hold up to human variation.
A New Report Finds That Sexual Assault Cases Do Nothing to Hurt a College's Reputation
An uptick in federal investigations into the mishandling of sexual assault on college campuses has done little to affect applications or donations to universities.
Girls-Only Trade Classes Are Becoming More Popular—and They're Upending Gender Stereotypes
Girls-only shop classes are gaining traction, and the timing is right: A shortage of skilled workers is driving up wages in male-dominated trades such as auto repair, construction, and welding. But educators say these classes offer more than job prospects. They are also a source of empowerment.
The Department of Education Will Not Investigate Bathroom Complaints From Trans Students
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said the agency will not consider or investigate complaints filed by transgender students against schools banning them from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.
'I Don't Blame the University for a Rape. I Blame Them for How They Responded to It.'
Laura Hanson says University of Oregon attorneys obtained her counseling records without her permission. The university says it did nothing wrong, but has since changed its policy.
For College Mormons, Sexual Violence Is a Religious Problem
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church doctrine says that victims of sexual abuse are not guilty of sexual sin, but there’s a far different story playing out on the ground, where bishops are making women repent for their own rapes.
Obstacle Races, the Battle of the Somme, and Donkey Befriending
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.