In the paragraphs below, four Daily Theology contributors respond individually to the question: “As a theologian, what church reform do you think is necessary to address the systemic enabling of sexual abuse in the Catholic church?” […]
Category: Sexual Assault
No More Fear. It’s Time for Christians to Talk About Sexual Violence.
By Jenny Peek I first saw the crippling power of fear in Christian responses to sexual violence during my freshman year of college. My friend Alicia*, who had been sexually assaulted the year before, was […]
Hookup Culture as Rape Culture: A Shared Complicity
By Megan McCabe Thanks largely to the efforts of survivors-turned-activists Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, the founders of End Rape on Campus, sexual assault on campus has moved to the center of public and political debate. […]
Who Do We Say That We Are?: Changing the Institutional Culture Around Issues of Sex and Sexuality on Catholic Campuses
A year ago I attended a conference on “The Idea of the Catholic College.” It had everything one hopes to encounter at an academic conference: vibrant participants, nuanced presentations, and fruitful conversations on a variety […]
The Casings of Our Hearts: Talking Honestly and Angrily about Campus Sexual Assault
By Bridget O’Brien
I am a human adult, living in the United States, with female and male friends and loved ones. One in six US women and one in 33 US men is a survivor of rape or attempted rape.
I am a resident minister, living and working in a women’s undergraduate residence hall. One in five female college students has been sexually assaulted during their undergraduate years.
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