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Powerful ‘after rape’ pics show university problem (?)
I don't quite see why pictures of young women holding signs is "powerful". Given the pro-female bias in the educational system, I doubt that the story is true. University culture from top down is pro-female so the claim that universities have a rape culture and even cover up rapes on campus could not be true per-se, but making the claim fits perfectly with university feminist mentality. It is an example of feminist detachment from reality and a needing to see things in a negative way, even the opposite of how they really are.
So the women with signs are just attention-seeking, more likely.
And as we see from many British court cases, false rape cries are common so -- in that context -- at least initial skepticism displays proper caution. Many innocent men have had their lives ruined by false accusations -- even after being exonerated
RAPE survivors and other university students have launched a powerful social media campaign to expose how Australian universities have mishandled rape and sexual assault complaints.
Holding messages condemning university inaction and cover-up, the survivors and other students are photographed holding signs calling out their institutions.
“My university punishes plagiarism more harshly than rape” wrote one student from the University of Sydney.
“I was sued for defamation for speaking out against a college covering up rape” wrote another. News.com.au has confirmed the woman’s claims.
End Rape On Campus Australia, along with myself, designed the campaign to ensure that the voices and views of students are not sidelined next week, when a national report into rape at universities is released by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
After all, it’s often all too easy to forget that behind every statistic there lies a real person.
All too often, the temptation is to reduce sexual assault survivors to mere numbers without recognising the horror and complexity of each survivor’s story.
Students’ powerful plea to #EndRapeOnCampus
University students pose with signs in support of the End Rape on Campus campaign.
By putting a face on the issue, we not only humanise students’ stories, but importantly, it makes it much more difficult for universities to dismiss concerns via damage control strategies aimed at whitewashing the issue and protecting their own reputations.
And some of the stories we have heard at End Rape On Campus are absolutely harrowing.
One rape survivor called out her head of college for disbelieving her when she reported her rape to him.
“This does not sound like a boy who just raped a girl” the head of college allegedly remarked.
As for me, having spent a solid year reporting on sexual assault and rape at Australian universities — including revealing cases where staff members have raped students — the message I most want to send to all survivors next week is a very simple one:
I believe you. It’s not your fault. You’re not alone.
We’ve got your backs.
By JR on Thursday, August 03, 2017
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