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The Takeaway

Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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WNYC News

Sexual Assault Decision Expected at Skidmore College

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The administration is expected to decide soon whether a male student who was found to have violated the school's sexual misconduct policy may re-enroll.

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The Takeaway

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Panic?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The White House has made tackling sexual assault on college campuses a top priority, but some are critical of the response seen at some universities.

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The Takeaway

No Remorse, No Signs of Change: How Sexual Violence Thrives in India

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2014, a 20-year-old woman in West Bengal alleged she was gang raped by 13 men on the orders of her village's tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faliero investigated her story.

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WNYC News

New Videos Warn Inmates of Rape

Monday, February 23, 2015

The videos feature interviews and advice from current inmates in the hope of preventing others from experiencing sexual assault in prison.

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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WNYC News

Sen. Gillibrand Takes Columbia Activist to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The junior Senator from New York hopes holding schools responsible for campus sexual assault will be on the president's agenda in 2015.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Rolling Stone Went Wrong with the UVA Rape Story

Monday, December 08, 2014

Looking at how Rolling Stone's apology for the UVA expose will affect victims who report sexual assaults.

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The Takeaway

Calls For Reform As Military Sexual Violence Persists

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Pentagon report released this week shows that 62 percent of people who reported sexual assault or rape in the military were retaliated against.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Grave Mishandling of Campus Rape

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

News of a brutal rape at the University of Virginia has led to a temporary suspension of all fraternities. But will curbing frat life put a stop to sexual assault?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What to Make of the Allegations Against Bill Cosby

Monday, November 24, 2014

More than 18 women have come forward with stories of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior by Cosby, who established a wholesome reputation in the 1980s. Writer Roxane Gay weighs in.

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On The Media

Her Name is Rehtaeh Parsons

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rehtaeh Parsons's name became synonymous in Canada with online sexual cyber-bullying after her suicide following two years of torment. But now, saying her name is illegal.

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WNYC News

Princeton Failed in Responding to Student's Sexual Violence Complaints

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The federal government says the university is in violation of Title IX regulations.

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The Takeaway

How Alaska Became the Sexual Assault Capital of the U.S.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over 100 Alaskan villages aren't connected to the road system, and 75 have no law enforcement at all, leaving a culture prone to accepting violence. This election, that could change. 

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WNYC News

No Friday Night Lights for Sayreville's Homecoming

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey held its homecoming ceremony this year between the girls’ field hockey match and the boys’ soccer game.

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WNYC News

What Sayreville Football Players Say They Saw

Monday, October 20, 2014

Members of the scandal-ridden team say hazing rituals included punching and groping, but some have dialed back their initial testimony indicating sexual assault.

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WNYC News

Hazing Rituals Re-Evaluated Amid Sexual Assault Arrests in Sayreville

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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If allegations prove to be true, the behavior of high school football players at Sayreville War Memorial would likely have been passed down from older students, experts say. 

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Schoolbook

City Moves to Fire Accused Brooklyn Tech Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The city said it moved this week to fire the Brooklyn Tech high school teacher accused of sex crimes, but it's not clear why this didn't happen when he was first arrested in August.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Texting With the Teacher: What's OK, What's Not

Thursday, October 02, 2014

When does a teacher's seemingly genuine concern and interest in a student cross the line to inappropriate? Professor Marla Brassard explains how to look out for predatory teachers.

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The Takeaway

Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for campus sexual assault. 

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