“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.”
Erin Doolin developed a passion for social justice while working at an LGBT center in Los Angeles.
Yesterday evening in the Shea Room of Conte Forum, the Boston College Sexual Assault Network (SANet) kicked off the organization’s year of programming with a talk by Katie Hnida, a survivor of rape and the first woman to play and score points in a NCAA Division I football game.
The latest figures reported in the University’s Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics—a public report federally mandated under the Clery Act—show an increase in the number of forcible sexual assaults reported at Boston College in 2013.
The Clothesline Project, a display of t-shirts decorated with messages of support for survivors of sexual or domestic violence, will return to O’Neill Plaza this week as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.