Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, August 08, 2013

College campus. (Nina Eller/flickr)

Alexandra Brodsky, writer for and organizer of Know Your IX, a legal education campaign against campus violence, talks about the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' Title IX investigations into the treatment of sexual assault cases at colleges. 


Alexandra Brodsky

Comments [15]

Important topic but I cannot listen to this woman's voice. Please give her a cough drop! It hurts my ears. Her presentation undermines anything that she has to say.

Aug. 09 2013 12:11 PM
jenn from new brunswick

1. the guest does sound giggly but perhaps it's nervousness. but it was distracting.
2. date rape and campus rape is an ongoing problem. touring colleges with my 2 kids recently, i can see that campus security hasn't changed much since my roommate was raped outside a lecture hall at 8 pm on a weeknight, after class, back in the early 80s, or since my younger sister was date raped at a party on campus and ended up having a baby in 1979, to today, when my son's girlfriend's roommate had a guy staying with her in the dorm who ended up going into other women's rooms at night and molesting women.

the sad fact is, there is not much done to secure most campuses, the paths are poorly lit, with bushes everywhere close to the sidewalks, the policies on overnight guests and liquor consumption are lax to say the least--i think colleges are relying on female students carrying cell phones as their number one weapon in the battle to secure campus from sexual predators.

Aug. 08 2013 06:06 PM

Although I too hate the baby-talk types, I actually thought she wasn't so bad. Her occasional giggling sounded like possible nervousness to me. When she spoke she was quite to the point, and sounded reasonable.

Aug. 08 2013 02:18 PM

This is the way the new generation talks. Can you have a show on this topic. It's the Kim Kardasian baby talk with the ending on a high note. She's going to Yale Law. She's doing great work and i think we all appreciate it. I do feel like a bit of sh*t but she makes the point better than a cheerleading from Texas. the giggling was bad but she can stop that. I'm a jerk but this does drive me crazy about American. Man don't talk this way, why? It's also the OMG and LIKE, LIKE, LIkE at high volumes. And we're East coast.

Rant over! i'm a d*ck.

Aug. 08 2013 11:19 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

This is apparently the creepy sort of feminist who thinks the crime of rape or sexual assault is an entree to a political critique and accompanying lawsuit and career move. I agree that title IX lawsuits may be useful but the college and therefore the student body are the one's who will suffer (pay) not the rapist. No that that matters to this person.

Aug. 08 2013 11:06 AM

When I was young and idealistic, I took an undergraduate Women's Studies course in which we were offered the absurd assertion that 'there is no such thing as consensual sex between a man and a woman' because women are never in a position of equality.

For those interested in some balance in today's one-sided discussion, consider the following articles for counterpoint (two written by women) about the dangers of using "a preponderance of the evidence" as a basis for punishment.

Aug. 08 2013 11:03 AM

Every college has a policy and procedure for reporting, and every faculty and staff member is required to treat each report with the utmost seriousness and sensitivity.

Sexual violence needs to be treated very seriously. However, I know of two instances of false reports at my University (due to retaliation by the young women), so there are rare instances where the report is false, and the young man's life should not be ruined before the facts are confirmed.

Aug. 08 2013 10:59 AM
john from office

Why do well educated women, from the younger generation, talk like children?? The high low sounds and the giggles?? You are discussing a serious subject and are a well educated person, sound like one.

Aug. 08 2013 10:59 AM
h l from bkln

I'm referring to the guest, Alexandra Brodsky. She keeps giggling and making light of this topic. The tone you're presenting to the radio public about this topic is really annoying.

Aug. 08 2013 10:58 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Too much nervous laughter and vocal fry. Please make it stop.

Aug. 08 2013 10:58 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Why is this guest so giggly when talking about these serious and upsetting subjects? She seems to be on some sort of power trip.

Aug. 08 2013 10:56 AM
h l from bkln

I'm a little disturbed how much you are laughing about this topic. Is this funny to you?

Aug. 08 2013 10:54 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

LOL ... flattery will get you nowhere. (...and the "troll" thing doesn't work.)

Stick to the topic and try to make your own suggestions for the segment.

Aug. 08 2013 09:03 AM
JT from NJ

"Of course, males aren't the politically correct victim, aren’t backed by myriad feminist groups, or websites like ... and don’t get free cheerleading segments on NPR/WNYC or help from the DOE Office of Civil Rights."

... not to mention the free daily soapbox they give frustrated professional trolls like you.

Aug. 08 2013 07:50 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

“investigations into the treatment of sexual assault cases at colleges”

Indeed!!! What about the other side? What about the allegations that males accused of “assault” are denied the due process that they would receive in a real courtroom just off campus? That on many campuses they are frequently suspended upon a single accusation, denied outside legal counsel, and are de facto “guilty until proven innocent”? This has been extensively addressed by the small group FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). PLEASE ASK THE GUEST IF THIS IS STILL TRUE!!!!
Don't let this be another rah, rah one-sided puff piece against the usual suspects.

Of course, males aren't the politically correct victim, aren’t backed by myriad feminist groups, or websites like ... and don’t get free cheerleading segments on NPR/WNYC or help from the DOE Office of Civil Rights.

(The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America's Campuses by Alan Charles Kors, Harvey A. Silverglate )

(FIRE's Guide to Due Process and Fair Procedure on Campus (Fire's Guides to Student Rights on Campus) by Harvey A. Silverglate and Josh Gewolb)

Aug. 08 2013 06:34 AM

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