Title IX Under Trump

Title IX Under Trump

On September 7th, 2017, Betsy DeVos began to roll back federal guidance on Title IX. While her comments demonstrated a fundamental misunderstanding of the law and perpetuate myths that harm survivors, your rights remain intact. No matter what Betsy DeVos says, Title IX and the Clery Act are still the law of the land. Use these resources to stay informed and up to date.

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  • Rapists in the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court. #DeborahRamirez #KavanaughIsARapist #Kavanaugh #BelieveWomen
  • Bret Stephens who thinks Title IX has created a “witch hunt” against college men, despite the fact that about a third of survivors drop out of school, tried to get a professor fired for calling him a “bed bug.” While we have been laughing about this all week, men like Bret are extremely dangerous. They use their power to silence marginalized folks and act like they are “complaining,” but will attack anyone who speaks out against them. 
If you haven’t, check out @jessicavalenti’s important piece on @medium
  • Economic justice is a survivor issue. A single rape can cost victims between $87,000 and $240,770. 
Join the conversation by using #WhatViolenceCostMe

#knowyourix, #economicjustice #studentdebt #studentloans #sexualassault #sexualviolence #intimatepartnerviolence #titleix
  • Returning to school in the fall can be a tough time for many survivors. Read up on these tips to better support the survivors in your life. Link in bio. 
#knowyourix #supportyourfriends #support #sexualassault #survivor #selfcare #titleix
  • “The cruel joke of being a poor black girl in the South is that you are grown before you ask to be, and your childhood slips away before you can spell.” - KYIX Organizer @chloeesuxx 
Read this extremely important piece from Clarissa through the link in our bio.
  • When you keep saying “we’re better than this” but openly ignore protestors that are fighting against the police state and the murder of Black folks by the state.
  • Victim blaming should not be part of high school curriculums. Prevention education should: -Be evidence-informed, medically accurate, and regularly evaluated to ensure consistency with contemporary best practices;
-Be inclusive of LGBTQ and disabled people and clearly explain that all community members;
-Include programming that helps students identify behavior that constitutes gender-based harassment, including dating and domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual violence (and including childhood sexual abuse).
-Include training on healthy relationship behavior;
-Include clear information about Title IX, school policies and procedures about gender-based harassment (including sexual and dating violence), and other relevant law and policies. 
Learn more about comprehensive prevention education and how to pass proactive legislation on our website. 
#knowyourix #ineedix #prevention #highschool #stopsexualabuse
  • *Apply through the link in our bio* 
IX-CAN is a space FOR students BY students to talk about organizing strategies, policy ideas, and critical legislation to end gender-based violence and discrimination in schools. Student survivors and activists from all across the nation are coming together to collaborate, share resources, and build a more unified national movement to end sexual and domestic violence on campus and beyond! Here are some ways to use the group: Ask what prevention ed programs work well, ask people to sign and share your petition, share an event you have coming up and ask folks to attend, find info about certain laws, organizations, etc. 
KYIX members will also use this group to share national campaigns, monthly training opportunities, press opportunities, and provide continued support to student organizers. IX-CAN members will also be given priority placements for our IX-Action regional trainings. We’re using our collective reach and visibility to support each other and lift up the work students are leading on the ground -- especially that of students whose voices are too often erased and silenced.

#titleix #titleixtuesday #ineedix #studentorganization #organizing #activism #sexualassault #saam #knowyourix #student #knowyourrights
  • Don't cross the picket lines. Amazon prioritizes fast distribution of goods over the health of employees.

Thinking about crossing? Remember Amazon workers experience years of injuries that lead to disabilities–OSHA reported 41 severe injuries resulting in hospitalization, including six amputations and 15 fractures. Labor rights are survivors rights. Don’t cross the line.
  • Girls’ educations should not be restricted because of gender violence and discrimination. That’s why it’s important for all students to know their Title IX rights. Learn more at knowyourix.org/high-school-resource .
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#titleix #knowyourix #knowyourrights #education #highschool #endsv

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