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Weinstein’s conviction is not the end

Mat Chapin, Columnist March 5, 2020

On Feb. 24, 2020, Harvey Weinstein became a convicted rapist in what is undoubtedly an important milestone for the #MeToo movement. Weinstein was convicted of a criminal sex act and rape, but acquitted...

Our president is still a rapist

Mat Chapin, Columnist February 20, 2020

In the haze of the impeachment trials and never-ending onslaught of criminal accusations, I think it can sometimes slip our minds that our president is a rapist. Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement,...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Addressing atrocities against women in India

Nidhi Jaltare, Columnist December 12, 2019

Not many people have heard about the atrocities against women that have been going on for decades in India. If they have, they do not seem to care. This disregard is partially because feminist media continues...

Illustration by Julie Peterson

How to Make a Rapist

Spencer Wharton April 4, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) Several weeks ago, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, the boys from Steubenville, Ohio who raped an unconscious girl,...

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“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

Spencer Wharton January 31, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) "Consent is sexy." It was one of the many taglines branded across the "Pink Loves Consent" site, a webpage that appeared...

Struggle to stop sexual violence engenders artistic expression

Mallory Martin April 19, 2012

The stand against sexual violence on campus has taken a creative turn. With the "Take Back the Night" rally today, April 19 and the release of a new zine, "Breaking Ground," Whitman College students seek...

Anatomy of a news story: Sexual assault on campus

Rachel Alexander March 15, 2012

If you've read my recent story on sexual assault reporting on the Whitman campus, you might be wondering what goes into writing an article like this. The short answer is: a lot of work. Here's a peek behind...

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

Rachel Alexander March 13, 2012

Note: Although both perpetrators and victims of sexual assault can be any gender, all of the people who were willing to speak to me for this article about being sexually assaulted were women who had...

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Production night liveblog

Cara Lowry March 2, 2012

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Feb. 29/early morning of March 1) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. 4:49 p.m. Arrive in Pio office....

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Rachel Alexander March 1, 2012

The Whitman administration works to stop sexual assault on campus, but sometimes even the best preventative efforts fail. Students don't always respect each other's boundaries. While many victims choose...

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