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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...

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Kimiya Factory

October 23, 2019

This part is tricky — the part of changing rape culture that means understanding that the people we trust can sometimes hurt us. In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want this week’s column to speak the truth. Violence can easily feel, look and sound like love; how do I...

Big Sis: Keep It Real With the Homies

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Kimiya Factory

September 24, 2019

How do you break it to them? A person you love and kick it with, just perpetuated rape culture right before your ears but didn’t mean to...or did they? Your heart starts racing and your hands start sweating because confronting a stranger about perpetuating rape culture is easier than confronting someone...

Big Sis Advice: Social Media Cringe

photo by Lindsey Thomas

Kimiya Factory

September 18, 2019

Social media has so many pros, but changing rape culture has definitely revealed the cons throughout the years. I’ve always been oblivious to the difference between adoration and harassment in my DMs, but my sophomore year provided a specific instance in which I realized I had been violated by the...

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

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Kimiya Factory

September 4, 2019

Imagine someone crying actual tears to you about “the struggle” that is known as your existence. “They’re so sorry that you’re oppressed, and they could never understand what a day in your shoes must be like.” At first, it’s flattering to think someone might “get it,” but after a couple...

Dear AJ: #ChangeRapeCulture

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Alejandro Lopez

April 9, 2019

Hello readers! With the weeks winding down to graduation, it means my time writing Dear AJ at the Paisano is slowly coming to an end. With that being said, I am going to be focusing my last blogs on different topics. *Trigger Warning* before reading the rest of this post, I will be discussing a topic th...

Big Sis Advice Episode 3: #ChangeRapeCulture

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Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday

March 27, 2019

    Host: Kimiya Factory Editor: Garry LeDay

Set an expectation that matters

UTSA Men’s Golf has pledged to #SetTheExpectation that sexual assault and physical violence are never okay. #BirdsUp

Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle

March 27, 2019

On March 20, UTSA posted on its Twitter account UTSA student athletes pledging to stand up and out against sexual violence, abuse and assault. Signing a piece of paper will not hold student athletes accountable for committing physical and sexual violence, nor will it encourage student athletes to come...

Rape culture perpetuated at UTSA?

Lauren Donecker

September 27, 2018

In the days leading up to the UTSA vs. Texas State University game, anticipation and excitement was high. This rivalry game brought a lot of school spirit along with competitive slander. While this is all part of the high-energy of football season, especially with such a great rival, a group of students...

UTSA student recounts sexual assault and navigating the university justice process

UTSA student recounts sexual assault and navigating the university justice process

Taiwo Adepoju

April 20, 2017

“I kept resisting it, and I kept telling him ‘no’ verbally. He put on a condom to try to make me feel better. I was uncomfortable already about the situation and I said ‘no, I don’t think I want to.’ He had me kind of turned around. He took off the condom and tried to penetrate me without it...

Q&A: Miranda Miller

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Caroline Traylor

April 12, 2017

Miller is a Human Resources Management senior at utsa. she is the former SGA senior senator who authored a resolution to address campus sexual assault and harassment. Interview conducted by Caroline Tryalor. Q: What prompted you to write this resolution? Were there any partic...

Rape culture: a cycle of fear

Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Jessica Salinas

March 28, 2017

As a 23-year-old woman of color and of small stature, I live in constant fear and paranoia. I never consciously place myself into situations where I can be taken advantage of by people, men especially. Recently, I got into a heated argument with my mother and elder sister about the potential danger of g...