Sexual Violence Prevention

Reflection on sexual violence prevention. Includes analysis of popular culture, personal reflections, cultural analysis, Title IX compliance, and new insights from research and scholarship.

In the spirit of often mocked but often clickable end of the year listicles, here are the top posts from this blog in 2016. #1 Top Post 3 Lessons from Rising Strong by Brené Brown The most clicked and most read was this post summarizing my biggest take aways from a great book. I’m a […]

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Here is a brief recap of most of the books I “read” in 2016. I put “read” in quotes as I listen to most of these via Audible as I workout, commute, or travel. Perhaps you’ll add some of these to your reading list and make a suggestion or two that you think I should […]

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Nearly 15 years ago, I got the opportunity to see Mike Domitrz speak at George Mason University. His talk with clear about consent, full of relatable humor, and powerfully centered survivors. He also kindly spent a few minutes connecting with me then as I was just getting started speaking about sexual violence prevention on college […]

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Last week I was at the AFA/ASCA Title IX Institute. As a result of the sessions from great presenters I attended and conversation I had outside sessions, I’ve been reflecting on how the curse of knowledge can get in the way of sexual violence prevention. The curse of knowledge is that once you know something […]

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Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to guest host the Student Affairs Live edition of Higher Ed Live. Thanks to regular host Heather Shea Gasser for inviting me to host while she was out of the country. I invited four folks who I have and continue to learn from on this and many other topics […]

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The Brock Turner rape conviction and shocking sentence of 6 months in jail has been getting lots of attention over the past week. It has flooded traditional and social media with coverage, blogs, response, and outrage. This has crossed over to attention from the general public, and not just those who do advocacy and prevention on […]

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Short Version That is the most intense thing I have ever done in my life. The video should be out in a month or so. Long Version 30 Seconds of Joy and then… I was invited to apply to give a TEDx Talk by a member of the content team at Penn State. I found out […]

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Last week I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Kathy Obear‘s book Turn the Tide: Rise Above Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace. Turn the Tide is a wholehearted look at what goes on when we are triggered, particularly around issues of oppression, so we can navigate those triggers more effectively to bring […]

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I recently finished reading Brené Brown‘s latest, Rising Strong. I’m a huge fan of her work including her other two books Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly. I also use her two TED Talks in my social justice education.  Rising Strong was another wonderful addition that filled me with great insights and suggestions to manage […]

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In the spirit of often mocked but often clickable end of the year listicles, here are the top posts from this blog in 2015. #1 Top Post Pride, Responsibility, and Accountability in Fraternities By far the most clicked and most read was this frustrated rant I sent off on the morning I dropped my daughter […]

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