7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

By: Emily Zak | October 7, 2017 | About Emily | Follow Emily at @EmilyEZak For 45 years, Title IX has helped protect students from gender discrimination but recently the Trump Administration has been tweaking guidelines for the influential civil rights law. First, Betsy DeVos’ Education Department withdrew protections for transgender students. Now, sexual assault survivors have to work harder to prove their assault happened. … More 7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

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Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

By Marie Solis on MIC “After failing to bring their Affordable Care Act replacement to a vote in March, GOP legislators have come armed with a new health care plan that may be even more heartless than their last.  According to Raw Story, the bill’s recently added MacArthur Meadows Amendment would ditch the ACA’s protections for pre-existing conditions — … More Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It

By Peter Byrne, Posted on The Royal College of Psychiatrists Full PDF Stigma is defined as a sign of disgrace or discredit, which sets a person apart from others. The stigma of mental illness, although more often related to context than to a person’s appearance, remains a powerful negative attribute in all social relations. Sociological interest in … More Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It