Sunday, November 27, 2011


After interviewing a rape victim of a virginia campus, I was shocked to hear that the campus safety on her campus didn't know how to handle the situation. She told me that they were so flustered and made her feel like she was lying about the whole thing or had egged on the individuals who attacked her as if she were "asking for it". No woman asks to be man handled unwillingly. No woman asks to seen her life flash before her eyes as she is being forced to do things she begs to not do. What shocked me the most was when she explained to me how they turned her case over to the local police station and even after the rape test coming back positive, the police department also seemed very carefree. Which is ridiculous. How are people supposed to feel safe when the security and police force don't care? Amazing. Simply amazing. This is going to astonish people. Trust me.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


After recently interviewing a past student from SBC, you would never have guessed something horrible happened on our own campus. Well, believe it or not, it has happened more than once. I was amazed after interviewing a few students that incidents involving poor security on our campus had resulted in awful things. Which makes my article that much more meaningful to allow women and other readers insight on how they can prevent things from happening.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What is sexual assault?

The department of public safety at Southern Illinois University published an informational page about sexual assault on campus. Under their "Campus Safety Alert", you can find all the information about what sexual assault is, the different types of sexual assault and more. The beginning of the page tells us that recent studies show that sexual assault on campus's is now 70%, and they occur in 'date rape' situations. The victims of sexual assault tend to KNOW their rapist, and other people who know both individuals tend to know that the situation happened. However, do they come forward? Most of the time, no.
I was very impressed, however, by the information provided by SIU's public safety. They give step-by-step information about rape and harassment. They even give information out to men on the subject. From what I have read from this site, SIU is trying their best to keep their student safe and informed about this rising issue amongst college campus's across the nation. Which more schools should strive to do, also. 

SIU's Site:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Too Young...Too Late

Yeardly Love was a student at the University of Virginia. She was a varsity lacrosse player, and loved by many of her fellow teammates and students. This is just one case of how silence can end up tragic. It was known that Yeardly's ex-boyfriend, George Huguely (also a varsity lacrosse player at UVA) had been very abusive to her in the past. Could this have all been avoided if someone had come forward with the abusive relationship Yeardly and George had? Maybe, but we'll never know.

On May 6, 2010, 1,500 students lit up the lawn on UVA's campus to remember the life of Yeardly.