The Vermont Cynic

Reported campus rapes increase, records show

Jill Vaglica

October 13, 2015

The number of reported rapes at UVM more than doubled in the last year, according to a report released Sept. 29 by UVM police services. The report is required under the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires annual public safety reports for all universities receiving federal funding. In 2014, th...

Rape jokes are not humorous

April 7, 2015

The article “Rape Jokes Reveal Injustice” [Mar. 18] is a perfect example of why we need more education regarding rape culture and sexual violence. Joe Vautrin contends that comedian Hannibal Buress “helped bring a serial rapist [Bill Cosby] to justice … with a rape joke,” which just shows ...

Rape jokes reveal injustice

March 17, 2015

Dear Editor,I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of censorship as they pertain to comedy, specifically how they relate to the touchy subject of rape jokes.Comedians and feminists have almost always been at odds, and rape jokes have been a central point of this contention. I admit I am ...

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

March 17, 2015

As Women’s History month, March commemorates generations of women who have fought for gender equity and against sexual abuse. Yet, such violence continues, especially on college campuses. UVM is no exception.This semester three sexual assaults were reported to UVM police services, along with two domest...

Decade of dismantling

March 10, 2015

In the world of higher education, few social issues are more pressing than sexual assault.If the casual observer of the media were to make a judgement, few would fault them for believing that many college campuses exist underneath the shadow of rape culture.At UVM, this culture is challenged. The 10th annual ...

What happened? Let’s ask Cosby

January 20, 2015

Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, Judge Philip Banks and Officer Carl Winslow were the trifecta of ‘90s family sitcom dads who served as the patriarchs of their respective TV families on “the Cosby Show,” “the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Family Matters,” respectively.Awful sweaters, fat jokes, annoying neighbor...

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