The current spotlight on campus sexual assault will no doubt raise awareness among college students of their legal rights and obligations. One hopes that it will also hold universities accountable for the social cultures they tolerate, if not create, on their own campuses. Read the complete article on Educating Our Young Men About Rape.
Do women earn as much as men? It may depend on where you live.
Sharlene Hesse-Biber is the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Boston College and she joined us to talk about a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy research 2014.
(Reuters) – Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the “yes-means-yes” bill. It defines sexual consent between people as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity”. To read the complete article follow this link.
Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Although the title of his column is meant to be humorous, the issues he addresses and the answers he gives to questions are serious—and based on his 16 years of experience publishing DiversityInc. Click here to send your own question to Luke.
Catalina Girald sits in the middle of the world headquarters of Naja, a new lingerie company with manufacturing facilities in Medellin, Colombia. Girald’s mission is to be an alternative to Victoria’s Secret, which commands half the $14 billion lingerie industry. While that brand trucks unabashedly in glamour and sex appeal, Naja (pronounced nah-yah) sells clothing inspired by the founder’s global travels and touts an underpinning of social consciousness to boot. To read the complete article and watch a video please follow this link.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Mary Jo Iozzio played a high-profile role at an international conference held in Malaysia during late July on the Christian church community’s responsibility to advocate for persons with disabilities.
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For twenty-five years, Alice continued her work as an advocate on behalf of women and minorities at Boston College. Follow this link to read more about her life.