This month, the CSUSB Title IX and Gender Equity is presenting a series of events to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Whether it is wearing the official SAAM color teal, or sporting the symbolic ribbons, coyotes can show support through the activities planned for April. The occasion began Apr. 2-5 when CSUSB VOICE peers displayed a resource table near the west entrance of the Santos Manuel Student Union. SAAM ribbons were passed out to students, and representatives of Title IX and Gender Equity were there to discuss the meaning of consent. During the same time, an Instagram campaign called #TEALMEYOURSTORY was launched so supporters could upload pictures of themselves … [Read more...] about CSUSB observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Looking through your significant others phone can create problems in your relationship, although most students believe it's unacceptable behavior, others believe it can be justified. Nearly everyone who is or has been in a relationship has experienced the situation where their significant other has left the room and you begin to wonder whether or not you should look through their phone. However, there are two main outcomes, which sets up a lose-lose situation. You will either find your partner is up to something and now you're forced to confront them about it with your evidence coming from snooping, or you find nothing and you've violated that trust … [Read more...] about Is it okay to snoop?
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| Students across the campus are in an uproar over the requirement to take the “End Sexual Violence” training. Ninety-nine percent of the 40 classmates I conversed with about this topic would have preferred to spend their time studying or eating than taking the course. The program was designed to be interactive in hopes to bring knowledge to the participants, preventing sexual assault and domestic violence on college campuses. It also meets the Campus Save Act and Title IX mandates for federally funded schools, according to not-anymore.com. “We have enough to do, especially as graduate students,” said student Richard Contreras. CSUSB … [Read more...] about No More, I say
By Joshua Aguilar |Staff Writer| The Clothesline Project Workshop helps students of CSUSB speak out against violence towards women. The workshop encourages students to decorate shirts to help those who have experienced sexual assault, abuse and violence. This year the project was held on the second floor of the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU) where participants decorated shirts with a message of support for the victims. Students were invited to decorate shirts in the Women's Resource Center (WRC) from April 18 through April 22. The shirts will be on display in the SMSU. Emily Erwin, student assistant of the WRC, organized the workshop. "The purpose is to raise awareness … [Read more...] about Clothesline Project
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Rape is now deemed "acceptable" in the eyes of some; wow, has society fallen. Roosh Valizadeh (Roosh V), a self-described "pick-up artist," believes that society needs to follow a more traditional route. Valizadeh is dubbing his ideologies as "neomasculinity." Neomasculinity combines traditional gender beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. Roosh also said that women are to be care takers. Valizadeh also teaches guys how to be "sexually attractive," which includes "being confident and masculine, traits that women say they don’t love, but respond favorably to anyway," according rooshv.com. The idea of him … [Read more...] about Rape is ok now??
By Marion Gil |News Editor| A wanted poster of a suspect who is allegedly responsible for sexual assault and attempted kidnapping near CSUSB's Pfau Library was e-mailed to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, March 11. The sexual assault occurred on Wednesday, March 4 in a stairwell at the Pfau Library. The suspect grabbed the victim and kissed her several times on the face, then the victim kicked the suspect in the groin, causing him to flee, according to University Police. The attempted kidnapping occurred on Sunday, March 8, behind the Pfau Library. The suspect grabbed the victim from behind, placing his hand over her mouth and told her he was taking her to his car … [Read more...] about Poster of possible suspect released
By Marion Gil |News Editor| In response to the recent rise in crime at CSUSB, President Tomás Morales sent out an e-mail Monday, March 9, detailing how he and the University are dealing with the threat. According to the e-mail, University Police personnel has more than doubled and now patrols 24 hours a day; additional personnel have been brought in from other CSU campuses to supplement our own. Additional police presence has been requested for the neighborhoods surrounding the CSUSB campus. Morales suggested that students put away their phones, headphones, and other distracting objects while walking. Morales also suggested that students do not walk alone and instead try to … [Read more...] about President Morales responds to CSUSB crimes
By Shane Burrell |Sports Editor| and Marlyn Rodriguez |Managing Editor| An attempted sexual assault at CSUSB's Pfau Library was reported by a student to University Police on Wednesday, March 4, at approximately 7:30 p.m. The assault occurred in the Library's north stairwell. The victim was able to resist the suspect, who fled the scene. Vice President for Administration and Finance, Douglas R. Freer, released a statement describing the suspect as a, "Hispanic male, 19 - 21 years of age, 5-foot-7-inch to 5-foot-8-inch height, 135 -145 pounds, with curly black hair and no facial hair." The suspect was reported to be wearing a, "black shirt, tan cargo shorts, black socks and carried … [Read more...] about Attempted sexual assault at CSUSB’s Pfau Library
By Erica Wong |Foreign Correspondent| As online dating gained popularity in recent years, some people have begun to exploit their services for reasons other than just finding their significant other. Last spring, we covered the growing ‘mutually beneficial arrangement’ dating industry with the ‘sugar’ dating site Seeking Arrangements (SA) and interviewed student Annabelle (her pseudonym) about her life as a sugar baby. Annabelle has had three sugar daddies in the past year. While she’s still in school and trying to stay on top of her bills, her current sugar daddy now provides her $1500 per visit. As SA’s popularity has grown, now with over 3.6 million members, other dating sites … [Read more...] about Sugar isn’t always so sweet
By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| CNN’s Don Lemon faced biting criticism after asking an alleged Bill Cosby sexual assault victim why she didn’t, “use her teeth as a weapon,” later directly stating “biting” as a way to prevent the oral rape. The awkward exchange between Lemon and Joan Tarshis began with Lemon excusing himself for being “crude” but continuing on anyway, saying. “You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.” The uncomfortable question that Lemon “had to ask” Tarshis implies that rape victims are capable of preventing their situation. Twitter users began trending #DonLemonReporting, making ridiculous suggestions like: “But did the towers … [Read more...] about Victim blaming is outrageous