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Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

By Rahmat Obanikoro, WAZOBIA Logistics Chair of the African Students Organization; Nana Gyabaah-Kessie, president of the African Students Organization

June 9, 2020

Uwa’s story is the one we speak of today. But there have been many before her, and we hope that she will be the last.

Panelists discuss intersectionality in sexual assault

Krithika Pennathur, founder of Pitt Unmuted, speaks about sexual assault in marginalized communities at Monday night’s Intersectionality of Sexual Violence: How the Issue Impacts Marginalized Populations panel. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Students gathered Monday night to listen as six panelists discussed how intersectionality plays a role in sexual assault. The panel consisted of Krithika Pennathur, president of Pitt Unmuted; Rose Barone — who prefers to go by Sawyer — executive assistant of Rainbow Alliance; Albert Tanjaya, ad...

Fraternities not lone sexual assault perpetrators

Pitt’s fraternity houses sit on upper campus. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News

January 12, 2018

Imagine opening your email and seeing a new message — it contains a complex how-to guide for navigating parties and getting girls, and even a handy list of “the seven E’s of Hooking Up.” Though the message explicitly says “no raping” — thank goodness — the email’s subject line is d...

Editorial: In cases of sexual misconduct, no story is too small

TV anchor Matt Lauer (NBC’s “Today” show) is photographed as he arrives at Audrey Hepburn: The Beauty Of Compassion, an exhibition and auction event to benefit the UNICEF education program held at Sotheby's in New York Monday, April 21, 2003. (Nicolas Khayat/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2017

To bring down Harvey Weinstein, it took the accounts of thirteen women. It took five to bring down Louis C.K. And yesterday, it took just one woman’s account of sexual misconduct to bring down ex-NBC “Today” host Matt Lauer. After The New York Times released the story, NBC took swift actio...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

Editorial: In wake of Weinstein, keep pushing forward

Harvey Weinstein on February 19, 2017, at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood. He was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. (David Edwards/DailyCeleb/Sipa USA/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2017

Most English teachers — and certainly any editor — will say to use the active voice when possible. Jackson Katz, an educator and author at the forefront of the male feminism movement, wants to make sure you remember that too. “We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men...

Editorial: Recognize the consequences of comedy

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 17, 2017

On the sidelines at the football game between Pitt and Oklahoma State this weekend, a female Pitt fan likely had little idea she would be one of the highlights from the game on social media. But that’s exactly what happened. A clip of Gianna Rockoff, a sophomore psychology major at Pitt, taking part in a ra...

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

The 13 students at the Sexual Assault Open Mic watch a video of women preforming slam poetry about rape culture. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Dan Day and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2017

At the Sexual Violence Open Mic Tuesday night, no one actually used a microphone. Instead, 13 students pushed two tables together inside the William Pitt Union for an intimate discussion on the effects of rape culture and sexual violence. Pitt’s chapter of the American Association of University Women...

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