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Video: Protesters at GMU #ASSLAW in Arlington Take on Betsy DeVos Over Rape on Campus

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The following explanation and video of today’s protest at #ASSLAW (Antonin Scalia School of Law) in Arlington is courtesy of End Rape on Campus. Great job fighting back against Betsy DeVos’ extreme agenda.

[Thursday], Betsy DeVos will announce “major changes” to Title IX. We cannot let our government facilitate going back to a time when rape was swept under the rug. We need as many people as possible to protest, in person, and call for Betsy DeVos to stop defending the interests of rapists and call on her ensure that the Title IX process is fair, rather than tipped in favor of the accused. Survivors deserve to be safe in school.

Join End Rape on Campus, Know Your IX, Feminist Majority Foundation, and SurvJustice at 10:00 AM outside Antonin Scalia Law School, where DeVos will make her statement, and bring posters to reflect the voices and stories of survivors. The protest will officially begin at 10am, with speakers and a survivor speakout. Bring posters saying why YOU need Title IX protection, and use the hashtag #StopBetsy on social media.

  • Any #TitleIX policy that deters or discourages a survivor of sexual assault from speaking out & seeking justice is not progress https://t.co/CcmFJW9pBD— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) September 7, 2017

  • From the Virginia House Dem Caucus:

    Betsy DeVos Takes Page from Tim Hugo on Sexual Assault

    As Betsy DeVos today suggested that the Trump administration would weaken protections for survivors of campus sexual assault, we were reminded that Tim Hugo was one of only three members of the 100-person House of Delegates to vote against legislation that would have empowered public high schools to teach students about the legal definition of consent.

    “When it comes to sexual violence, high school students deserve to know their rights,” said House Democratic Caucus spokeswoman Katie Baker. “Students need to be taught that consent cannot be given by someone who is unconscious, and survivors who froze deserve to know that just because they didn’t fight back doesn’t mean they weren’t raped. Tim Hugo spoke at a rally for a president who bragged about groping women, and he voted against giving teenagers information about their rights. Like Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, Tim Hugo has turned his back on survivors of sexual assault.”