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campus violence & freedom of speech

Faculty Against Rape and its allies believe that free speech and Title IX-protected rights should not be pitted against each other. Ensuring a learning environment free of sex & gender discrimination is every student's right. F.A.R. thereby subscribes to the idea that social equality and genuine free speech stand or fall together. Two members of our leadership team, Brooke Mascagni and Kathryn Pogin, delivered a presentation on this topic entitled The Politics of Neutrality: "Freedom of Speech" and Campus Violence at Georgetown University Law School's conference on campus sexual assault held in Washington, D.C. on October 14, 2016.


F.A.R. responds to aaup title ix draft report

Insider Higher Ed (April 15, 2016): "A group of professors known as Faculty Against Rape has deep concerns about the American Association of University Professors’ recent draft report arguing that some interpretations and applications of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prevents sex-based discrimination in education, threaten academic freedom. "As it stands, we are troubled by much of the framing, content, unrepresentative nature of, and failures of accuracy within, the draft report," reads an open letter from the group to the AAUP." Read more here.  


FAR: "While we would ordinarily join with the AAUP in resisting the corporatization of institutions of higher learning, we are deeply concerned that the AAUP’s analysis of this issue as it pertains to Title IX, by pitting student concerns for campus safety against faculty interests, reinforces the symptoms instead of addresses the problem."  Read more of our open letter here.