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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Asma Barlas, professor in the Department of Politics, writes about the contradiction American women face when having conversations about freedom and victimhood when it comes to sexual abuse.

Commentary: U.S. women’s freedom contradicts victimhood

By Asma Barlas March 20, 2019
Such views aren’t surprising given that the U.S. has legalized the principle of sexual equality and that women here enjoy many rights women elsewhere do not.
BREAKING: Catholic chaplain accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 70s

BREAKING: Catholic chaplain accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 70s

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor March 3, 2019
Rev. Carsten Martensen, Catholic chaplain and director of campus ministry, stepped down after being accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s.
Freshman Frankie Walls is compiling “Into the Garden”: a book of poetry and other art aimed at encompassing and empowering womanhood. She is working to expand the collection and acquire a publicist.

Student publication plants seeds of empowerment

By James Baratta January 22, 2019

Ithaca College freshman Frankie Walls was sitting in the Rowland Hall lounge, having a study session with her friends when she shared some poems she wrote about female identity and sexual assault. Walls...

In My Own Words: How Should We Talk About Sexual Abuse?

‘In My Own Words’: How Should We Talk About Sexual Abuse?

December 9, 2018

You can now listen to “In My Own Words” on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Podcasts! In August, the New York Times released an article headlined "What Happens to #MeToo When a...

National Recap: USA Gymnastics may lose status

National Recap: USA Gymnastics may lose status

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor November 7, 2018
The U.S. Olympic Committee began taking steps to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as a national governing body Nov. 5, a rare move in Olympic history.
National Recap: Attorney general to investigate archdiocese

National Recap: Attorney general to investigate archdiocese

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor October 24, 2018
Karl Racine, attorney general of Washington, D.C., announced on Oct. 23, that his office will begin investigating if the Archdiocese of Washington violated the law.
In My Own Words: A Culture of Coverup, System of Abuse – The Catholic Church

‘In My Own Words’: A Culture of Coverup, System of Abuse – The Catholic Church

September 25, 2018

You can now listen to "In My Own Words" on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Play! On August 14, a thorough report issued by the grand jury of Pennsylvania was released to the public. The report...

Freshman Matilde Bechet writes that the reckoning of sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Church is far from over, and society cannot continue to turn a blind eye toward it.

Commentary: Sexual abuse allegations in the church cannot be ignored

By Matilde Catarino Bechet September 5, 2018
In my eyes, no leader of the Catholic Church is superior to the law, not even with endless practice of penance and prayer.
Sexual abusers include women

Sexual abusers include women

By Mahad Olad August 30, 2018
This begs the question, “why are people more inclined to give women who are alleged sexual abusers the benefit of the doubt?”
Heather Campbell, executive director of The Advocacy Center, writes that stories from victims must be prioritized when discussing President Shirley M. Collados sexual abuse allegations.

Open Letter: Voices of survivors must be acknowledged

By Heather Campbell February 21, 2018
The Ithaca College community has shown itself willing to begin this conversation but must acknowledge the voices of survivors and the harm that has been done.
Tarana Burke, community organizer and founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke at Cornell University on Feb. 4.

#MeToo founder discusses intersectionality and activism

By Brontë Cook, Staff Writer February 6, 2018
“What we are is a global community of survivors committed to healing as individuals and as a community,” Tarana Burke said on Feb. 4.
Junior Anna Gardner, pictured above at a rally in November of 2017, writes that the public must hold abusers like Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar accountable for their actions.

Commentary: USA Gymnastics team deserves public support

By Anna Gardner January 30, 2018
Systems can only be broken when we call them out. It is when we collectively put pressure on these systems that we can truly give justice to victims.
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