Golden Eagles drop first game at nationals
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LCCC to play in ninth place bracket on Friday
HUTCHINSON, Kansas — The Laramie County Community College volleyball team opened the NJCAA national tournament with a 3-0 loss to second-seeded College of Southern Idaho on Thursday, Nov. 15.
The state of #MeToo on Wyoming’s college campuses
Supporting Survivors: Survivors face uphill battle when rape culture seeks to discredit them
Discussions about sexual violence often include terms like “victim blaming” and “rape culture.” But what is this culture, and how does it translate into danger for victims, especially women?
Amanda Brown, an LCCC Campus Health and Wellness Center counselor, defines rape culture as “when a social group normalizes or makes light of sexual discrimination, harassment, assault and abuse.” Brown also said that rape culture often includes victim blaming, which is to shame and blame survivors.
Sexual violence more prevalent at college
The last year has seen an explosion of sexual misconduct allegations against high-profile figures, thrusting the topic into the news and the public’s consciousness. The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have helped to further the dialogue. It seems that sexual violence has never taken such a central position in the day-to-day discourse of our nation. College age women are especially at risk of sexual violence, and those at the University of Wyoming are no exception.
No, there’s not a war on men and no, most sexual assault reports aren’t false
It really sank in when I heard one of my close friends say, ‘Why? No one would believe me. It happened years ago.’
Hearing that come out of the mouth of a friend I’ve known for years punched me in the gut.
I’m referring to sexual assault and rape.