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It Ends With US. The 2016 Goodreads Best Romance winner harbors potentially dangerous themes of intimate partner violence.ATRIA BOOKS

Romance novel “It Ends with Us”: cautionary tale of domestic violence falls dangerously flat

Jenna Zaza March 26, 2023
While "It Ends With Us" is marketed as a romance novel and continues to be praised, its erroneous portrayal of intimate partner violence (IPV) renders it downright dangerous to be classified as such, as Hoover’s attempt at a cautionary tale falls flat.
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Candace Owens speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Candace Owens’s tweet encourages toxic masculinity and outdated gender stereotypes

Justin Chassin March 9, 2021
#OPINION: “Bring back manly men,” tweeted conservative author, Candace Owens, on Nov. 14. When first reading this tweet, my eyes transfixed on the words “manly man.” 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Three SBU fraternities suspended after allegations of sexual assault emerge on social media

Niki Nassiri July 8, 2020
In a series of social media posts on Instagram and Twitter, the victims detailed separate incidents in which the accused sexually assaulted them. Some victims also claim inaction by the Title IX and Student Engagement and Activities offices.
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Former President Stanley  during a media briefing on February 20, 2019. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

Former SBU President Stanley faces threats at MSU

Maya Brown September 12, 2019
Former Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has faced two terrorist threats since starting his tenure as the 21st president at Michigan State University (MSU) on Aug. 1.
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New York City Womens march in January 2017. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

#HimToo is the #AllLivesMatter of #MeToo

Aleeza Kazmi December 2, 2018
The #HimToo movement, if you can even call it a movement, is the #AllLivesMatter of the #MeToo movement.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX Updates: What you need to know

Brianne Ledda December 1, 2018
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed several changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16.
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A visualization of rape accusations. A 2010 study of all sexual assault reported to a major Northeastern university over a 10-year period found that the prevalence of false allegations is between 2% and 10%. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Men who are falsely accused need more recognition

Gabby Pardo November 27, 2018
#HimToo is on the rise, aiming to raise awareness of men falsely accused of sexual assault.
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (top) and Judge Brett Kavanaugh (bottom). NINIAN REID/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Talk Newsy to Me Ep 1: Brett Kavanaugh Hearings

Sara Ruberg and Aleeza Kazmi November 13, 2018
Episode 1 of The Statesman's new podcast, Talk Newsy to Me.
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Sarah Tubbs

Federal judge dismisses former SBU student’s Title IX lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson November 2, 2018
A Manhattan federal judge filed an order to dismiss former Stony Brook student Sara Tubbs’ lawsuit against the university on Tuesday.
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A piece by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor, COURTESY OF HANNAH PROVISOR

Brooklyn artist launches illustrated series about sexual harassment

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2018
Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor was waiting for the bus when a man described to her in graphic detail what he wanted to do with her body.
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Door lock. MATTES —RESTORED/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Stony Brook lacks equality when it comes to bathroom locks

Alex DiNuzzo October 31, 2018
Gender inequality still exists at Stony Brook University; you can find it on the bathroom doors.
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Leigh Riley in her high school production of “Footloose.” COURTESY OF LEIGH RILEY

Behind the Curtain: Performing with depression and anxiety

Rachel Parker October 2, 2018
Theater performance is a work-intensive art that can leave the actor feeling vulnerable.
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