Know Your IX is an ambitious campaign led by rape culture combatants at universities across the country. This impressive group of gals has now finished the fundraising portion and is planning to launch its educational campaign in August.
At a time when so many colleges are failing to give victims the support/justice they deserve, it’s crucial that students know what legal options they have when they’re backed against the wall by administrators.
A very brave survivor from Dartmouth College — whose name is not listed — created a powerful Tumblr called WhereIsMyJustice, in which she recounts waking up in the hospital after her assault and dealing with the traumatic aftermath.
The author is one of several Dartmouth students who joined survivors from Swarthmore College, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Southern California last week to file an official complaint with the Department of Education because their schools did not properly handle rape cases.
Check out the first post here and keep visiting her Tumblr for more updates. Here is one of the most heart-wrenching passages:
“I feel like my heart is being ripped out, while I am being stabbed in the back”. This is how I feel after being raped, after being mistreated by a College I once loved with my whole heart, and after learning that my sorority was more concerned with their social success, over what they viewed as my personal issue (of being RAPED). I will delve into more of the details in further blog posts of issues I have only skirted the surface of in what is the beginning of an account of betrayal, pain, healing, and a search for JUSTICE.
To the very brave author, please know that you are not alone. Thank you thank you thank you for speaking out.