On April 18, students gathered to Take Back the Night by participating in the annual sexual violence awareness event.
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By: Connie Klimek Staff-Writer If you saw someone being physically assaulted, then one minute later, you saw it happen to another person and another, would you care? “Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, ” according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, RAINN. The unfortunate reality of sexual assault is that more often
By: Cassidy Martenson Co-Editor-Chief / Community Outreach Specialist TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT November is Sexual Assault Awareness month. According to RAINN, 13% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. It is the role of the campus community to create a system that supports survivors and speaks out against
By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer On Thursday, the Indiana University community joined together to honor the voices of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors. The annual Take Back the Night Speak Out event was hosted via Zoom and featured survivor stories, statistics, and a mindfulness activity. Take Back the Night is a worldwide initiative to
By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer *TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT* The Women’s and Gender Studies department hosted the public forum event “Female sex offenders: (Mis)representations and realities” on March 5. The forum was led by Stacie Merken, assistant professor in the department of Criminal Justice, and examined the dangerous reality of female sex offenders. The forum
By: TAYLOR HILL, KATELYN FIRESTEIN, TAYLOR WALDRON Staff Writer, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer/Web Editor TRIGGER WARNING: This article may be triggering for individuals who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other forms of violence. Amid all of the chaos taking place for IU South Bend students this semester, another important matter seemed to fall through
Campus and community members protest violence and sexual assault through dance By SARAH E. WARD Staff Writer Valentine’s Day paints a pretty picture of red roses and heart-shaped chocolate boxes on a day spent cuddled up with significant others. Some IU South Bend students and faculty wanted to spend this Feb. 14 sending a