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What Biden Means for the #MeToo Movement

Jeremy Mesias, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

Joe Biden: America’s grandpa, former United States senator from Delaware and former Vice President to Barack Obama now finds himself batting accusations of “inappropriate touching” amidst speculation of launching a presidential campaign.    In early March 2019, former Nevada State Assemblywoman Lu...

Students Take Back the Night Amid the #MeToo Movement

Students Take Back the Night Amid the #MeToo Movement

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 3, 2018

Almost 300 students gathered in front of Donovan Hall on Tuesday night to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. Take Back the Night is part of a national campaign known as “It’s on Us”, this year’s theme was “reclaiming what’s yours.” This year’s march ...

#WhyIDidntReport is More Important than Trump’s Word

#WhyIDidntReport is More Important than Trump’s Word

Eduardo Alfonzo, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

Of all the things that President Donald Trump has said during the first two years of his presidency, the most baffling statement that he has said was in regards to Dr. Christine Ford’s sexual abuse claims against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Five days prior to the hearing, Trump tweete...

The Unfair Attack on Julie Chen

The Unfair Attack on Julie Chen

Alexandra Fitzpatrick, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, stories about men in power harassing and abusing women have been pouring out one after the other. One of the more recent examples are the accusations against former CBS CEO and chairman, Leslie Moonves. In public, Moonves appeared to be in favor of the #MeToo ...

#MeToo, Now What?

#MeToo, Now What?

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

#MeToo recently became a popular tag on social media that sent a message: sexual harassment is extremely common, and it is not okay. The #MeToo movement started in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke, but last year it gained new momentum brought on by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. Hoping to...

#TimesUp & #MeToo: What Happens Now?

Arturo Enamorado, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018

On Jan. 24, Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison after decades of sexual assault on American female Olympians. Though this and the ground breaking speech by Oprah Winfrey at the golden globes are in some ways measures of success to the #MeToo and #Timesup movements, this is certain...

Day One Dialogue: #MeToo

Day One Dialogue: #MeToo

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

The St. John’s Law community held its fourth annual “Day One Dialogue” this past Tuesday, Jan.16 at the Law School. In collaboration with the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, the Coalition for Social Justice, the Hugh L. Carey Cente...

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