Dear readers who care about Mennonite colleges, what happens next is largely up to you.
The problem with YOU MUST REPORT.
When college officials decry survivors’ use of social media, it’s time to pay extra attention to the content of what has been posted.
These inconsistent, ambiguous, and coded rules are made to be broken. And so really, the question is, who gets away with breaking them, and who doesn’t?
At Into Account, we work with athletes from departments at small, religious liberal arts schools who tell us versions of the same story: secrecy, insularity, and complaints of serious abuse being handled, or simply minimized and ignored, by unqualified athletic department personnel.
For too many college victims, reporting an assault to campus authorities is a scary, obstacle-laden process. At small colleges, where it can seem like everyone knows everyone, reporting can be particularly fraught. What if, for instance, your rapist is related to the Title IX Coordinator? (Yes, unfortunately, we’ve seen that.) What if someone on the … Continue reading Better Reporting for Bethel: Student Leaders Discuss Their Resolution to Promote Callisto
by Stephanie Krehbiel You don’t have to become an expert on landmark federal legislation to care about this stuff. But information about existing laws can give you the confidence to argue and advocate from your deepest values.
"Launch Your Future," EMU's website shouts in bold capital letters, as they prepare to hand a social work degree to a student who has - by EMU's own finding - committed sexual violence.
You’re wrong. Let’s talk about why. by Stephanie Krehbiel Because there is an abusive sexual predator in the White House, and when it comes to the skills we need to resist and survive the social tyrannies of his regime, the abuse survivors in your congregation are probably some of the most knowledgeable people in the … Continue reading To social justice Christians who think that sexualized violence in your church is a trivial thing to focus on because there are “more urgent issues right now”
It can be tempting to believe that all it takes to enact change is a heartfelt conversation or two with the right person.