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Dear AJ: #ChangeRapeCulture

Dear AJ: #ChangeRapeCulture

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

Big Sis Advice Episode 3: #ChangeRapeCulture

Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday

March 27, 2019

    Host: Kimiya Factory Editor: Garry LeDay

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Kat Joseph

January 24, 2019

UTSA students protested at the Light the Paseo event on Nov. 29. Videographers- Jada Teague, Kayla Burford Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Assistant Multimedia Editor- Maha Qadri...

Students protest aganist Kavanaugh

Students protest aganist Kavanaugh

Kimiya Factory

October 10, 2018

‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’ Texas Rising, a political group in San Antonio, held a counter protest on Oct. 5 in response to the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) protest the day before. Both protests address then current Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the recent sexual assa...

Numbers don’t keep me safe

Numbers don’t keep me safe

Alejandro Lopez

September 6, 2018

     Eighty-four percent of non–victims and 74 percent of victims of sexual assault reported feeling safe at UTSA, but they aren’t necessarily safe. Just because a sexual assault incident does not get reported, does not mean it’s not happening.       In spring of 2017, UTSA, along wit...

Rape: definitions matter

Emily Hubbard

February 28, 2018

People tend to turn a blind eye to rape, and it’s unacceptable. Rape physically, mentally and emotionally affects millions of men and women around the world, but the way it’s codified in the law influences how it is interpreted. With rape appearing more frequently in the media, it is the perfect t...

Rape culture: a cycle of fear

Rape culture: a cycle of fear

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...

UTSA offices put forth collaborative efforts in combatting sexual assault on campus

April 28, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano According to data gathered by the National Institute of Justice, 35 incidents of rape occur each academic year for every 1,000 women attending college or university. As stated in the UTSA Police Department’s Annual Security Report, there have been just seven ...

Stop Rape Culture

April 21, 2015

We live in a rape culture. Underneath our society is an environment of unreported rapes and sexual assaults that occur when rape is ignored or normalized and victims are blamed or disbelieved. Sexual violence is a societal issue that extends to affect college campuses and the students that inhabit...

Countless sex offenses likely going unreported

April 14, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Despite being one of the largest universities in the state, a disproportionately small number of forcible sexual offenses are committed each year. UTSA’s 2014 Annual Security Report only recorded a total of seven forcible sex offenses for on-campus and non-ca...