Carson Bechtel is a 20-year-old sophomore political science major at the University of La Verne, who identifies as non-binary with the pronouns he, him and they, them. His personal story of being a victim of sexual assault and rape begins when he was made to leave his father’s home in Phoenix in 2019.
Tag Archives | rape
As I heard the news that South Carolina removed the exceptions on rape and incest to their abortion law I could not help but be filled with anger, confusion and tears. How could the country that I live in deny autonomy to the lives of so many women?
Over the course of the year, I have come across several tweets made by outraged users regarding the seemingly prevalent “narrative,” as some users have defined it, of false rape accusations.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled film producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, but not other notable abusers — including Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and Casey Affleck — showing that they are just saving face and are willing to let other abusers off the hook.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intention to roll back Title IX guidelines for addressing sexual assault on college campuses, on Sept. 7, during an address at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sept. 28 that will remove the statute of limitations on sex crime cases, an act that will help people find justice for heinous crimes committed against them, even if the crimes.
After two years, a Canadian judge, who made disgusting, misogynistic comments toward a rape victim may finally lose his job. In 2014, Justice Robin Camp, a member of the Canadian Federal Court, presided over an alleged rape case in which he essentially blamed the young woman who was assaulted.
Only 36 percent of rapes are ever reported to law enforcement, and less than 5 percent are prosecuted according to the Justice Department. Over the past few weeks, there has been much outrage because of the early release of convicted rapist Brock Turner, after he served three months of a six-month sentence.
From recent verdicts in some high-profile campus sexual assault cases, it is apparent that those convicted of such heinous crimes are receiving punishments far too lenient; and the lifelong trauma their victims experience is not being properly considered.
Elizabeth Zwerling, professor of journalism, discussed her take on “Journalism and Reporting Campus Sexual Assault” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.