In the News (Aug. 26, 2013- Aug. 30, 2013)
Miley Cyrus performed at the VMAs alongside Robin Thicke to his song “Blurred Lines” and sexologist, Dr. Jill, as well as singer/songwriter, Jon Lajoie, point out the hypocrisy of focusing on her performance opposed to his. And The DateSafe Project provided commentary that CCASA shared on our facebook page.
Stacey Rambold, a high school teacher who was convicted of raping a fourteen year old student, was sentenced to only 30 days in jail. A post at XOJane discusses the verdict and the “myth of the teenage temptress.”
Yale has plans to issue a series of hypothetical scenarios to help students (and administrators) understand rape and sexual assault.
A gang rape trail, featuring members of the China elite, began this week.
The Atlantic wrote about being the partner of an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.[Content Warning: Sexual Assault] A woman who was raped earlier this month talks about how the police treated her and her lack of hope that her assailants will be caught.
Zurich’s considering a new way to help protect the lives and safety of sex workers – drive-in sex boxes.
(Compiled by CCASA intern, Liz Clift. Thanks, Liz!)