In an effort to stop sexual assault on college campuses, VCU’s student-athletes hosted an awareness campaign at the Compass between Shafer and Cabell Library on Thursday, April 16 called, “It’s On Us.”
An eager audience stares up at a stage as the lights dim and music begins to play. A woman emerges from behind the curtains with a coy grin as she strides across the floor to the music. As the song continues, she teasingly reveals more skin as the crowd cheers her on.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed three members of the VCU community to his state-wide initiative, the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.
I wonder if there will ever be a day when I walk out of my apartment and someone doesn’t feel the need to comment on my body. Earlier this week I needed to go out to get some flu medicine for myself. As I was walking to the store, every group of men I walked past made a comment on my body. These comments made me feel overwhelmed and unsafe because there was nothing I could do to escape the situation. All I could do was smile or ignore so they wouldn’t engage me. Why do these men give out their opinion when it was unasked for?
A man sexually assaulted a woman on Sept. 6 on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.