“Combatting the status-quo requires that we do not discredit the harm that women endure, but rather empower them by recognizing the context of the story and leaving open the choice of coming forward, without pressure to make any decisions.”
BC’s peer schools also generally reported more sexual assaults for 2016.
“We at Bystander Intervention, the Women’s Center, and across campus are here to support and uplift survivors, because not one of us should be fully defined by the things that have happened to us.”
Erin Doolin developed a passion for social justice while working at an LGBT center in Los Angeles.
The Women’s Center partnered with BC Athletics this year to expand its Bystander Intervention program to include student leaders and athletes.
“The Bystander Intervention Program should continue to involve student-athletes and leaders while also finding new ways of reaching as many students as possible.”