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A typical beer pong set up at a college party. Many college students LAURA LAROSE/FLCIKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Girls just want to have fun without worrying about guys

Karina Gerry February 18, 2018
I have been told by guys that they wouldn’t hang out with me unless I got drunk with them, or that I could only go to a party if I took shots with them. It left me wondering why I wasn’t appealing to them unless I was wasted.
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Verónica Peña, ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’, Performance Art, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany, 2015. © Copyright Verónica Peña 2015PHOTO COURTESY OF VERÓNICA PEÑA

Verónica Peña uses her art to empower herself and others

Thomas James February 18, 2018
As an interdisciplinary artist and a Stony Brook University MFA program alumna, Verónica Peña expresses through her art what is not right in her world as a way to empower herself.
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SBU The Next Generation is a club dedicated to creating a supportive culture of consent. NETZANETTE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

Campus Perspectives: It’s okay to say “No”

Tyger Salters February 13, 2018
Building consent culture is a constant and evolving effort to encourage ourselves and others to be mindful of others’ boundaries and needs.
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When consent is blurred

Luis Ruiz Dominguez February 13, 2018
Am I a victim of sexual harassment? I don’t like to think so, but I do feel taken advantage of. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was young and immature. I still am, but I’m learning.
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Like other workplace environments, academia is rampant with cases of sexual harassment. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

In light of #MeToo, female faculty at SBU grapple with a history of harassment in higher education

Rebecca Liebson February 12, 2018
Because pursuing a criminal case requires an extensive amount of evidence, Complainant Navigator for the Center for Prevention and Outreach Samantha Winter said that many people choose not to go to the police.
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Stony Brook students join national conversation on sexual assault

Stony Brook students join national conversation on sexual assault

Luis Ruiz Dominguez, Aleeza Kazmi, and Aracely Jimenez February 12, 2018
Seawolves share their responses to the #MeToo movement.
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Derrick Wegner, above, ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Why I modeled for the Sex and Relationships Issue

Derrick Wegner February 22, 2017
I am a queer, transgender man that loves his body and I want people to see that.
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This years annual Sex and Relationships issue featured volunteer models representing the diversity of Stony Brook University in terms of race, sexuality and gender identity. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Editorial: Why we stand behind the Sex and Relationships Issue

The Editorial Board February 19, 2017
The Sex and Relationships Issue is a staple of our newspaper. We are here to act as a voice for our campus community, for faculty and students alike.
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Consent: an ongoing education

Consent: an ongoing education

Genie Ruzicka February 13, 2017
If someone is being taught the dynamics of consent when they are entering college, it is too late. Sexual education as a whole needs to improve drastically.
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Saying Enough is Enough to campus sexual assault

Saying Enough is Enough to campus sexual assault

Jess Stoneburner October 6, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a new public awareness campaign in an effort to support the “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses last month.
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“Enough Is Enough” signed into law, provides definition of “consent”

Rachel Siford July 8, 2015
Gov. Cuomo signed the "Enough Is Enough" legislation into law Tuesday, July 7 at New York University School of Law in an effort to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
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We need to talk

Kate Valerio April 30, 2015
As long as rape happens, we are going to have to talk about it. And now is a good time to start.
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