Safety First! (A Safe Sex Talk)

by: Stephani Narvaez       Students being sexually active in college is not likely a shock to anyone. Resident Assistant, Jordyn Wilson, a sophomore at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) majoring in Criminal Justice with a focus on Correctional Law, organized a student event called “Got Consent?” on Tuesday, October 2nd, in residence housing,…

New app helps prove sexual assault claims

Did you know that 85 percent of sexual assault victims do not report their cases? And for those who eventually do, authorities often question the authenticity, wondering what took the victim so long? We see this all of the time. Last year, more than fifty women stepped forward together to out Bill Cosby  for drugging…

T-Shirts from The Clothesline Project are ready for pickup

Over 100 students voiced their support for the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence during The Clothesline Project’s national awareness event. The Women’s Center and Western’s CaRT team organized the event, which lasted from March 8 until Tuesday.

Why Is Rape Culture Becoming More Acceptable?

  There’s one aspect of being a woman that we’re not supposed to talk about. We aren’t supposed to say that walking around at night makes us tense and uneasy, even if we have keys or pepper spray on us. People would rather not hear us talk about how we always take special care when…

For the 55 women who stepped forward about Bill Cosby

Unless you were a victim of sexual abuse, assault, and/or harassment, then you do not have the right to ask why these women “waited so long to tell anyone.” When you are sexually assaulted, there is no immediate desire to get back at who did that to you.

It’s on Us to Stop Campus Sexual Assault

Joe Biden * This article was sent to The Echo by the Office of the Vice President.  ​ ​​SMLXL Twenty-one years ago, I wrote the Violence Against Women Act to end the scourge of violence against women and hold perpetrators accountable. It’s been a great success, but even one attack is one too many. So…