SeX and Relationships, a BRAVE Column BY Caroline Dziubek, A BRAVE PEER EDUCATOR CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST DISCUSSES RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE As an English major, I’m big on words. Every time I write something, whether it be an essay, a poem or even a text, I think long and hard about what I want to say and what words I can use to say it. I care very deeply about my writing because I know that, in many ways, the words I choose reflect what kind of person I am, what I value and what I don’t. In the … Continue reading Column: Sexicon
SeX and Relationships, A BRAVE Column By Caroline Dziubek, A BRAVE Peer Educator CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST DISCUSSES RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE There are a lot of questions about what is and isn’t defined as rape. One question I hear a lot: if a person didn’t fight back against their attacker, does that mean it wasn’t rape? In other words, if a person didn’t fight back, they must have wanted it, right? Wrong. Rape is determined by a lack of consent, not by the victim’s ability to fight back. The latter belief is what we call a “rape myth,” or … Continue reading Column: Whether or not you fight, doesn’t make it right
Written By: Grace Carlo, Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This article contains mentions of sexual violence. As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, members of the Xavier community came together for last Friday’s Take Back the Night (TBtN) to stand up against sexual violence. The first TBtN event happened in San Francisco in 1978. It has since become an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of stopping sexual violence. Last Friday, Xavier conducted their own march, organized by the 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Planning Committee. This was the first Xavier TBtN to happen in three years. Co-hosted … Continue reading Students reclaim power at Take Back the Night 2021
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