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    Unrest Rises as QC Student Accused of Sexual Abuse Roams Scot-Free

    Trigger Warning: The following content details varying forms of abuse. Over the past few weeks, there has been a new wave of openness on the internet surrounding the discussion of sexual abuse. Survivors of all ages have come forward in collective solidarity to reveal the deeply traumatic experiences that have haunted them for years without end in sight. Ever since the “Me Too” movement first gained popularity in 2017, victims of sexual and domestic abuse have felt compelled to share their stories online, but the movement seemed to plateau not long after. The topic of abuse has finally gained mainstream traction again thanks to social media platforms such as instagram…

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    CERRU’s Lunchtime 2.0 – #MeToo

    There’s a meme making the rounds on the internet of a guy standing on a beach, staring out at the wide expanse of ocean before him. He looks deep in thought, perhaps contemplating the nature of the soul, or reminiscing about a lost love. But the caption reads: “Me overthinking how I said ‘here’ during attendance.” Be honest—you thought you were the only one who did that, right? Until people on the internet began confessing this is what goes on in their heads too. For all the criticism against technology being a force that disconnects us, it also connects us in many ways—social media has allowed us to see that…

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    Report uncovers alarming stats on rape and sexual assault

    Nearly one in five women in the United States has been raped in their lifetime, according to a Jan. 21 report from the White House Council on Women and Girls. Moreover, one in five women report they’ve been sexually assaulted in college. Often times, victims are “assaulted by someone they know, especially in incapacitated assaults,” according to the report. One in 71 men are also reported to having been raped in their lifetime. The paper was commissioned by the Obama administration to investigate those who are “most at risk of being victims of these crimes, examines the cost of this violence (both to survivors and our communities) and describes the…