invisiblelad:

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mattwetsel:

James Madison University, a well-known public university in my hometown of Harrisonburg, is handling the ‘worst case of sexual assault’ in their history by allowing the perpetrators to graduate and banning them afterward.

Meanwhile, the student who was assaulted lost her financial aid when her grades slipped while trying to deal with bringing her rapists to justice and had to leave school.

The links in question:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/james-madison-university-sexual-assault_n_5509163.html

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Former-JMU-Student-Speaks-Out-on-Sexual-Assault-263548111.html

So even when there is absolute definitive proof on tape of an assault, the victim is paying the biggest price and the perpetrators are allowed to stay at school.

This is not right.

so its clear, the perpetrators are facing:

banned from campus after graduation (cannot go to commencement or tailgate in subsequent years (if the police recognize 4 white dudes))

banned from student organizations



that is it

"oh no
i cant go to commencement”

This sends the worst sort of message to the student body as well as the victim. “We’re only taking this seriously enough so as not to harm your reputations or careers in any way” . The problem being, these sort of moral lapses are supposed to have consequences- at least for people who aren’t the victims. 

I’m really quite tired of seeing universities intentionally fail the victims and enable the perpetrators. 

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umtableforoneplease:

NOW THIS IS THE FUCKING SHIT THAT WOULD QUALIFY THIS YEAR AS THE FUTURRE

umtableforoneplease:

NOW THIS IS THE FUCKING SHIT THAT WOULD QUALIFY THIS YEAR AS THE FUTURRE

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He loves digging holes…and then sitting in them and staring at everybody

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becausebirds:

An owl gets inside the house. The Owl Whisperer™ tries to get it back outside again. x

HAHAHHAH

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odinsblog:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective

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becausebirds:

An owl gets inside the house. The Owl Whisperer™ tries to get it back outside again. x

HAHAHHAH

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odinsblog:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective

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It just really disgusts me that JMU is still going to give diplomas to people they find responsible of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Sarah Butters on JMU, which gave the three students who sexually assaulted her the punishment of expulsion after they graduate (after, as in they get to receive their diplomas and one of them has the option to remain on campus despite all three being found guilty).  The three men sexually assaulted Butters over spring break in 2013; they video taped the attack, then posted it online. The three men’s names are Mike Lunney, Jay Dertzbaugh, and Nick Scallion. Two of the three got to graduate on time. One of them may be returning to JMU for the 2014-2015 year.

As a survivor on JMU’s campus, I do not feel safe. I can’t. I can’t even imagine what Sarah Butters is going through. There’s people who care on campus, students and staff, but our voices are seemingly ignored by those in higher up positions. JMU, I call on you to take action to actually protect survivors and stop protecting these pieces of scum. And to my peers, please start listening. Use your voice to help us protect survivors. I’m tired of students, specifically survivors, who do speak up being silenced, ignored, or marginalized. 

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FYI JMU is James Madison University in Virginia.  You can read more about the case here, here, and here.

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He loves digging holes…and then sitting in them and staring at everybody

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90skindofworld:

Cool Runnings (1993)

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Cool Runnings (1993)

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