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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference on March 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 2, 2019
We owe the women who made the allegations against Biden the same respect we give all other victims of assault and harassment who come forward.
#MeTooPA is a sexual assault and harassment reporting hotline for students grades pre-K through college and low-wage workers in Pennsylvania created by the Women’s Law Project.

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer January 27, 2019
Legal expenses for sexual assault cases can often exceed $10,000, a prohibitively high cost for segments of the population that live paycheck-to-paycheck. One group is making it possible for Pennsylvanian survivors of sexual assault to get free legal help — particularly those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
Controversial comedian Louis C.K. performed a three-show tour at Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead this past weekend.

Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 27, 2019
Louis C.K.’s presence in Pittsburgh — and the entire tour — was a mistake and an insult to women in comedy and in the audience.
Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist January 27, 2019
Gillette’s newest commercial poses a question that upset America’s men, even though it is one women face every day: Is this the best you can be?
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a news conference in Coral Springs, Florida, after meeting with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on March 7.

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

By Anne Marie Yurik, Senior Staff Columnist November 26, 2018
Even though Title IX is usually meant to protect the victims of sexual assault, DeVos' new plan, which tries to protect those accused over the victims, is a step backward.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump mocks Ford: a tragedy for #MeToo and the country

By Kelly Loftus , For The Pitt News October 17, 2018
Trump mocked Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh — a harmful and disrespectful move. As the leader of the country, the president is responsible for emphasizing the legitimacy of important issues.
Bill Cosby’s mugshot. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Bill Cosby gets away with a slap on the wrist

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist October 9, 2018
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for sexual assault. But that's not enough considering his horrific crimes.
Bill Cosby is taken to jail to be processed after being sentenced in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Tim Tai/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Editorial: Cosby conviction empowers sexual assault victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 25, 2018
Cosby’s conviction is huge for sexual assault victims — he’s the first public figure since the #MeToo movement began to be convicted — proving that victims’ accusations are valid in court.
Reality TV needs to treat harassment more seriously

Reality TV needs to treat harassment more seriously

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist September 3, 2018
Incidents of misconduct or harassment should be presented in a more serious way on TV since they can impact not only those involved but also viewers and how they might react or respond to similar circumstances.
At the close of his fourth year as Pitts chancellor, Patrick Gallagher talked with The Pitt News about the major milestones of the year.  (Photo by Christian Snyder)

Gallagher’s senior year: State funding, unions, #MeToo

By Ashwini Sivaganesh April 23, 2018

At this weekend’s graduation, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will send off the first group of seniors he also witnessed start their first days of classes at Pitt four years ago. Like most of the graduating...

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