Students worked to shape Oakland Unified School District’s revised policies for how school officials will handle reports of sexual harassment. Youth Radio reports on the change in Oakland, and how young people are pushing for educators to take a stronger stance toward protecting students. “My message is simple: It is your job to keep students […]Read More Why are high schools beefing up sexual assault policies? Pressure from teens.
A 23-year-old survivor of sexual assault recalls how her world changed when she was abused at five years old. Her story is also one of resiliency and advocacy for other survivors. “They may remain silent, but just because the child cannot verbally explain what took place does not mean it never happened.” Read more at […]Read More Was it my fault? Surviving sexual abuse
President Donald Trump’s inappropriate and sexual comments about women during the campaign are a call to action to combat myths and misconceptions about sexual assault, said youth writer Aaliyah Lannerd. The most uncomfortable issues are often the most important to address. “Now that we have a president who has boasted of sexual assault, it’s up […]Read More In Trump era, keeping the conversation going on sexual assault
Harmful, disgusting, inappropriate and disrespectful. Those are the words that come to mind among Coachella Valley youth asked to reflect on the statements of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who was caught on audio bragging about forcing himself on women. “It’s upsetting to see people like Trump use their privilege to continue oppressing women, people […]Read More It’s Not ‘Locker Room Talk,’ It’s Sexual Assault
Fresno students reflect on the impact of the boastful and vulgar statements by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in leaked audio recordings that captured him boasting about forcing himself on women. “It’s insulting to women, but it also insults men as it assumes that this is how all men behave behind closed doors.” Read more […]Read More Fresno youth weigh in: The Trump Tapes