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Tara Reade’s testimony: The media’s silence is saying something

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

About a month ago, sexual assault allegations came out against projected Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and there has been practically no news coverage on the matter. A woman named Tara Reade came forward with sexual assault allegations against the former vice president, alleging he sexually...

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Paris Cantu

November 13, 2019

Beginning in the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair set the groundwork for a publication that would reign over the world of entertainment for a century. Their latest venture in anthologies, “Women on Women,” is an example of the power of femininity, through the pen of a female writer. “Women on Women” is...

At The Heart of Gold

Illustration by Amber Chin

Sofia Garcia and Christina Troy

October 30, 2019

To increase sexual violence awareness, UTSA’s Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Consultation and Empowerment Center hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “At The Heart of Gold.” The documentary shared stories of over 150 brave women who made the choice to come forward about the abuse they endured...

Incarceration of Bill Cosby in the #MeToo era: A whole mess

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Adrianne Kristianto

October 3, 2018

A man who made us all laugh, a man who gave us valuable lessons in our lives, former “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, has been sentenced to three to ten years in jail after being convicted of sexual assault. Playing the famous Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, the 81 year-old is heading behind...

#MeToo in academia

Cristal Martinez, president of student psyche association, speaks during the “#MeToo: A Conversation about Sexual Harassment in Academia” event on April 12. 
Photo courtesy of Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro Lopez

April 17, 2018

UTSA hosts panel on sexual harassment at universities The Student Psychology Association and Active Minds hosted a panel discussion, consisting of faculty and students, about the #MeToo Movement and sexual harassment in academia. Students and faculty gathered in the SU Denman Ballroom last Thursday, A...

Why Didn’t You Say Anything Sooner?

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Diana Amaya

March 30, 2018

One of the first questions after someone has accused another person of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct is, “Why didn’t you say anything sooner?” With many starting a dialogue about what it means to move past such harmful interactions, we have seen more open discussions about being on...

Our words matter

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Samantha Ceballos

March 29, 2018

Empowerment is for everyone. No one person or group should be treated as though they do not deserve to succeed or move up in the world. We are all worthy of feeling empowered because we all matter. Empowerment is not meant to isolate certain groups while making others feel more powerful. Our words...

Sexual harassment uses social media for scope

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Enrique Bonilla

October 25, 2017

Victims of sexual misconduct tweet to identify magnitude   According to RAINN, America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault affects millions of people across the entire spectrum of socioeconomic and ethnic classes. In ...