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The Science Behind Memory of Sexual Assault Trauma

In the 2018 Senate Judiciary hearings that ultimately led to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, much speculation revolved around the memories Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Dr. Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school gathering more than 30 years ago. She could not recall certain details, such as what time …

Female Professors Can Also Face Accusations of Title IX Violations

When many people think of Title IX complaints, they likely think of accusations against a male college student, coach, or professor for harassing, assaulting, or otherwise discriminating against female students. However, the law protects students of all genders from misconduct by others of all genders. Forms of alleged discrimination can occur between members of the …

Did a Professor Sexually Assault You Years Ago?

In the wake of a sexual assault, many victims stay quiet and do not report the assault. This is especially true if an assailant was a person in an authority position, such as a professor or coach at a college or university. Victims may fear retaliation in the form of failing grades, poor recommendations, or …

Impact of the MeToo Movement on Campus Title IX Claims

In the fall of 2017, just after a news story revealed dozens of sexual harassment and assault allegations against major Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Alyssa Milano helped reawaken a previous movement started more than ten years earlier. The “MeToo” movement initially began as an attempt for sexual assault survivors to show others they were …

#MeTOOK12 Helps Combat Sexual Wrongdoing in Schools

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are encouraged to stand up against sexual harassment and abuse, thanks to a new hashtag started by the Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) nonprofit organization. While much attention has recently focused on sexual harassment and assault in workplaces and on college campuses, sexual wrongdoing against younger children has …