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Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

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

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 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.

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

#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.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 28, 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.

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

Controversial comedian Louis C.K. performed a three-show tour at Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead this past weekend.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 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 28, 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?

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

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.

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.

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

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)

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 gets away with a slap on the wrist

Bill Cosby’s mugshot. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

October 10, 2018

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for sexual assault. But that's not enough considering his horrific crimes.

Editorial: Cosby conviction empowers sexual assault victims

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)

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 4, 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.

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

At the close of his fourth year as Pitt's chancellor, Patrick Gallagher talked with The Pitt News about the major milestones of the year. <br> <i>(Photo by Christian Snyder)</i>

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 class, Gallagher’s fourth year was a busy one. The Pitt News talked with the chancellor l...

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