Campus Assault Survivors Are Feeling Left Behind By #MeToo

Among the many areas facing cuts in president Trumps budget: The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which investigates charges against schools for mishandling sexual assault claims and Title IX violations.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Amelia Harnish
February 13, 2018

Tags: Campus Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment

Organizations mentioned/involved: SurvJustice


This is happening at a time when Me Too is shaping up to be not just a “moment” but an “era.” The tidal shift in our culture has everyone from Steve Bannon to Ruth Bader Ginsburg convinced of its staying power and revolutionary potential. But not everyone affected by sexual violence is feeling so hopeful — namely campus survivors and activists, many of whom are feeling more abandoned than anything else, at a time when they need all the help they can get.

“It feels to me that the fierce urgency that our society felt to address campus sexual assault over the past couple of years is fading in a moment when that urgency is needed more than ever,” says Jess Davidson, interim executive director of End Rape On Campus.