This is a guest post by Willa Hammitt Brown, a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia, where she is finishing her dissertation, “Gentlemen of the Woods: Manhood, Myth and the American Lumberjack, 1860-1920″. 1,797 more words
It would appear the problem largely stems from mishandling of complaints by Uni authorities. Surely, with such a strong framework as Title IX as well as direct involvement by the Obama administration vide the letter written to University administrations in 2011, there certainly isn't any credible reason for female students to continue experiencing inhospitable environment at Uni.
As noted in your texts, sexual harassment and assault does indeed create an environment hostile to women much as the vice in question constitutes a Title IX violation. In this age and time, it is so shameful that complaints by victims of sexual assault and harassment largely would be mishandled, leave alone being ignored. Such attitude certainly and inexplicably denies victims the right to natural justice much as it does lead to inconclusive judgment.
Obviously, the buck stops at Uni administrations, including BOGs. More needs to be done to change male chauvinism, compounded by retrogressive attitudes prevailing in our institutions of higher learning. Thank you, Willa Hammitt Brown, for such a great post.