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Allyship comes in many forms, but simply not supporting sexist, racist or homophobic behavior goes a long way in creating safer environments for marginalized communities.

Calling All Allies

Sydney Greenberg '21 June 16, 2021

On a trip to the city with some friends, the minute we got on the subway, I felt a feeling that women know all too well: the staring eyes of a man who is objectifying my body for his own pleasure. Suddenly...

Andrew Cuomo now faces seven sexual harassment allegations; the allegations started in December of 2020.

Cuomo harassment cases reveal how men gaslight women

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Sexism reeks in this country. Women in the U.S. live in a “man’s world” with muddled waters of self-esteem as they are inundated with images of impossible beauty, burdened by  all-encompassing wage...

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

Abby Fleming, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

New rules have been created regarding sexual assault on college campuses, the most notabe that victims can be cross-examined during hearings. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced this new rule...

Statistics from RAINN and the National Sexual Assault Hotline prove the commonality of sexual assault.

Chanel Miller’s memoir on surviving sexual assault highlights oversight of high schools to teach consent

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor October 8, 2019

Chanel Miller, survivor of a highly publicised 2015 sexual assault, revealed her identity through the Sept. 24 publication of her memoir, “Know My Name,” after four years of anonymity in the media....

The Rowan Center is a 24 hour hotline available to sexual harassment and assault victims. Additionally, The Rowan Center has programs in place to aid those towards healing their suffering.

Junior health classes learn about sexual assault

Chelsea Fox ’19 March 25, 2019

Ever since the #MeToo and Times Up movements, aimed towards helping victims of sexual harassment and assault come forward with their stories, the global community has become aware of the magnitude of sexual...

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

Abby Fleming '20 January 2, 2019

As the holiday season begins, Christmas lights go up, cars drive around town with a tree tied to their roof and holiday classics seem to be on repeat. One song you may encounter this year is “Baby, It’s...

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court

October 4, 2018

By Layla Wofsy '19   Even-tempered, trustworthy, intellectual, modest and respectful are all qualities  that our current Supreme Court justices possess. And these are all the characteristics...

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Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

March 26, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 On June 30, 2017 Westport’s YMCA showtime gymnastics team qualified for a showcase in Austria under the delegation of USA Gymnastics (USAG). Five months later this news began...

Westport Unitarian Church to hold “sexting” presentation to inform students

Westport Unitarian Church to hold “sexting” presentation to inform students

January 25, 2018

By Max Appell '18 Westport Unitarian Church will be holding a presentation on the dangers of “sexting” for children on Wednesday, Jan. 24. “Sexting” is defined as sending (someone) sexually...

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes

Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Layla Wofsy ’19 January 24, 2018

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 & Layla Wofsy ’19 Rosie Enyart, a Prevention Educator from The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counselling and Education, visited junior health classes earlier this month...

[April 2017] Progressive new club offers a safe haven to survivors of sexual assault and harassment

[April 2017] Progressive new club offers a safe haven to survivors of sexual assault and harassment

April 26, 2017

By: Emma Greenberg '18 When a person experiences sexual assault or sexual harassment first hand, they usually feel obligated to stay silent and be in the shadows about it,” Daria Rinde ’17, founder...

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