The movie The Hunting Ground is a powerful, disturbing new movie by the Academy Award nominated producers of the Invisible War.
It tells the story of sexual assaults on campuses across the US, the role of big business university athletics, and institutional cover-ups.
It also highlights the pain and courage of the survivors who stood up to their universities and tried to hold them accountable.
The response of the universities was outrages. No meaningful follow-up; no accountability. The film ends with the admonition to students, parents, and faculty to hold their universities accountable.
If we do nothing, these rapes and sexual assaults will continue. College athletics is big business. Athletes are prized assets for these universities. Students who were raped or sexually assaulted apparently are dispensable.
What will you do? Contact your board of trustees at your university? Contact the board of regents? Contact your alumni associations? Support your university or local or state anti-violence associations? Learn more about holding your universities accountable?Here are some resources: