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Why campus sexual consent policies should not call out disability

By Joseph Fischel, PhD, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University It is undeniable that disability-specific statutes (in sex law) and codes (in university sexual misconduct policy) risk quashing intimate and sexual possibilities to...

How racial bias shows up in class—and what to do about it

By Lucy Berrington, MS Diversity awareness has increased on college campuses, yet many students of color routinely experience interactions and incidents that make them feel unwelcome. This potentially harms their academic prospects, according to a 2014 study by...

How to teach sexual consent

By Evan Walker-Wells A key challenge in sexual assault prevention is discussing sexual consent in ways that do not subtly undermine core messages. Well-intentioned consent messaging can counteract the crucial objectives of anti-sexual violence education, inadvertently...

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