sexual assault

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

Holly McDede

 

When Stanford student Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in prison for sexual assault, lots of people thought he deserved a longer sentence. They saw a white, college athlete let off the hook.

 

Photo by Austin Forbord Rapt Productions

 


On the September 29th edition of Your Call, Flyaway Productions’ choreographer Jo Kreiter joins us to discuss her latest piece, Grace and Delia are Gone.

Your Call: The politics of pleasure

Sep 20, 2016

 

On the September 20th edition of Your Call, journalist Peggy Orenstein joins us to discuss her book, Girls & Sex, Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Young men preventing sexual assault

May 5, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 

When it comes to crimes like rape and sexual assault, the focus is shifting from prosecution and punishment to prevention. That means finding the cause of the problem and tackling it early on.

 

Lisa Norwood / flickr

  

On the August 26th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about  countering rape culture in a way that speaks to young men.

On the March 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Kirby Dick, director of The Hunting Ground, a new documentary about the epidemic of campus rape and sexual assault. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted. The federal government is currently investigating 100 colleges for mishandling or covering up rape cases. Who should be held accountable? And what actions should colleges take? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sofi Karasek, co-founder of End Rape on Campus at UC Berkeley

 

When a rape is reported, the victim is medically examined, and the biological evidence acquired in that exam is called a "rape kit." That rape kit is used by prosecutors who try to bring the perpetrator to justice.

At least that's what is supposed to happen. But in many cases, it doesn't. Last month, a state audit found that half of all rape kits at the Oakland Police Department were never analyzed. Rape kit backlogs, it turns out, are plaguing the state. In Alameda County alone, the audit found close to 2,000 untested kits, dating back to 2001.

Liz Mak

 

Sexual assault on college campuses is a topic that's difficult to escape right now. That's partly because earlier this year, the Department of Education released a list of 55 college campuses facing investigation for failing to take sexual assault reports seriously.

Assault and recovery, a reporter's personal tale

Nov 5, 2014

In 1992, KALW's Judy Silber was in Des Moines, Iowa for the Bar Mitzvah of a second cousin. On a late Saturday afternoon, she left the hotel where she was staying with her family and went out for a walk. While crossing over a bridge, a man grabbed her and pulled her down the grass embankment. A warning to listeners, this story involves some disturbing and graphic content.

Wolfram Burner https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolframburner/10304330045 / Flickr Creative Commons



Your Legal Rights 4/24/13 Sexual Assault

Apr 24, 2013

Discussion on sexual assault and rape.