Scene it: The constructive modernity of ‘Bridgerton’ should not have stopped at consent

With modern social attitudes and glittery costumes, “Bridgerton” caters more to moral messages than historical accuracy — so glossing over rape sticks out as a major error, TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23 asserts.

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Survey on campus sexual assault occurrence raises concerns, sparks conversation

CW: Mentions of sexual assault Fifteen percent of undergraduate students reported experiencing incidents of sexual assault on-campus or off-campus at a school sponsored event, according to a 7C survey released this fall. An additional six percent of students suspected they had but were not sure, and more than half of

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Pomona prohibits lists banning students from events

Pomona College Dean of Students Avis Hinkson called for an immediate end to “the practice of barring, bullying or otherwise punishing students” through anonymous submissions to electronic lists, according to an email co-authored with Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean Sue McCarthy sent to Pomona students Oct. 4. Student organizations

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Clery Reports show overall increase in reported sexual violence at the 5Cs

CW: sexual violence, sexual assault The Claremont Colleges released their 2018 Clery Reports on crime Oct. 1, which indicated, among other statistics, an increase in reported cases of sexual violence at Pitzer College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College. Pomona College’s former Title IX Coordinator Daren Mooko explained in 2016

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Pomona #MeToo Debate Featuring Roxane Gay Rife With Tension

  Renowned feminist scholar Roxane Gay spoke alongside two others to an overflowing crowd of nearly 300 students at Rose Hills Theater Tuesday, and engaged in a contentious debate about the #MeToo movement. During and after the event, Gay and many audience members expressed frustration that one of the speakers,

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Survivors Speak Out About 5C Title IX Sexual Violence Policies

CW: Sexual violence, sexual assault Editor’s note: In this article, asterisks indicate that names have been changed to protect the privacy of students discussing their experiences with sexual violence. Claire* said she was sexually assaulted and threatened by a Pomona College student last October. About seven weeks after she reported

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Sexual Assault Letter Sparks Student Protests

An anonymous letter to the 5C community detailing an alleged gross mishandling of a sexual assault case by Pomona College’s Title IX office was published in a Scripps student publication Dec. 4, triggering a protest at Pomona’s Alexander Hall three days later. The letter described how the author was threatened

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No Changes to 5C Sexual Assault Policy, Despite DOE Action

5C policies against sexual assault will not change despite the Department of Education's recent decision to scrap Obama-era Title IX policies, campus Title IX coordinators promised. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Sept. 22 that the DOE was rescinding the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and 2014 Q&As that demanded colleges use a

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PO Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault Organize Survivor Support Week

Pomona Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault organized Survivor Support Week, beginning on April 2, to enhance awareness and support for survivors of sexual, domestic, and intimate partner violence. The week included discussions and exhibitions, some of which centered around federal policies on sexual assault under Trump and the 5C community’s accountability for sexual

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