Stanford Rape Case: Victims past often scrutinised as UCC campaign offers much needed help

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Approximately one in seven students at University College Cork say they have been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault. This figure came out of research published last year, and it is feared that the number may actually be much higher …” (more)

[Joyce Fegan, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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‘I feel like I have zero protection on campus’ – Alleged rape victim slams response of Irish universities to sexual assault cases

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A third-level student has come forward to criticise the response of Irish universities in sexual assault and rape cases. The university student, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims that she was raped by a former student and that the college’s response has been ‘very bad’ …” (more)

[Clare Cullen, Independent, 13 February]

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Rape victim: sexual consent is a problem in universities

Posted in Teaching on February 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A rape victim and former TCD student says the introduction by the university of mandatory sexual consent workshops are the ‘bare minimum’ needed to address an ‘enormous’ problem in many third-level campuses …” (more)

[Mark O’Regan, Independent, 3 February]

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1 in 7 UCC students were victims of rape or sex assault

Posted in Legal issues, Life on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Nearly one in seven students at University College Cork say they have been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault — although it is feared the actual figure may be far higher. Around a third of students at UCC also said they had experienced minor sexual assaults …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 20 March]

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I could be anyone: the aftermath of rape

Posted in Life on January 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“An anonymous student describes the impact of sexual assault. Having only been in Dublin a few short months, I still naively thought that I was going to leave this county in four years with a university degree and nothing else …” (more)

[Trinity News, 5 January]

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There is no ‘rape culture’ at British universities

Posted in Life on February 5th, 2014 by steve

“Once, Victorian sexists warned women that university was dangerous. Now, feminists do. Before the First World War, those who wanted to scare bright women away from universities described an ‘infidel’ environment that would leave female students ‘barren’ and destined only for a life of ‘spinsterhood’ …” (more)

[Joanna Williams, spiked, 5 February]

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Rape culture at university needs urgent action

Posted in Legal issues on January 27th, 2014 by steve

“My first term at university was a scary introduction into a world of harassment and sexual aggression. I came home after my first term at Cambridge to many shocking stories about friends’ experiences at university …” (more)

[Jinan Younis, Guardian, 27 January]

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University campaign targets potential sex offenders

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“… The Don’t Be That Guy initiative, which promotes the message that sex without consent is the same as sexual assault, features stark images of vulnerable women with the taglines ‘It’s not sex when she is wasted’, and ‘Just because she isn’t saying no doesn’t mean she is saying yes’ …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 January]

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Offshore students at risk of rape

Posted in Legal issues on January 6th, 2013 by steve

“A new study has found that female undergraduates experience a significantly increased risk of rape and other forms of sexual assault while studying abroad in non English-speaking countries …” (more)

[Elizabeth Redden, The Australian, 7 January]

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Don’t be that guy

Posted in Life on October 7th, 2012 by steve

“As a university lecturer, of course I know what students get up to when they’re not studying – not that I hear it from any of my own students. Of course they drink. Of course they have casual sex and regret it afterwards …” (more)

[Jenny Muir, East Belfast Diary, 7 October]

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