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Check out this growing collection of useful articles from the hub for middle and high school students and parents who are looking for information, support, and avenues of action against sexual assault in schools.

I Have The Right To Names Katie M. Shipp Executive Director

January 16, 2024

Washington, D.C.  I Have The Right To Org., leading advocates and educators against sexual assault announce the appointment of Katie M. Shipp to the role of Executive Director.

Shipp is a respected advocate and attorney for survivors of sexual abuse. Prior to joining I Have The Right To, Shipp spent over a decade representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is currently an associate professor at Point Park University, where she educates undergraduate and graduate students on law, social innovation, and community. 

Supporting Our Male Peers’ Mental Health

January 13, 2024

By Kristyn Stoia
4 min read

In the corridors of high school, as laughter echoes and friendships bloom, there exists a silent struggle that often goes unnoticed – the battle for mental well-being.

2023 Recap

December 31, 2023

The Power of Collective Voice: I Have The Right To

November 30, 2023

By: Camille Schloeffel
4 min read

Susan and Alexander Prout have worked in advocacy and education surrounding sexual violence among high school and middle school students since their daughter, Chessy, was assaulted in 2014. Susan, Alexander and Chessy co-founded I Have the Right To, a hub for middle and high school students, parents and educators looking for information, support and avenues of action against sexual assault. Over time, they have pivoted from awareness raising to advocating for largescale systems and social change. 

Michigan State investigation finds Mel Tucker sexually harassed rape survivor

October 25, 2023

By Kenny Jacoby
USA Today
6 min read

Former Michigan State University football coach Mel Tucker has been found responsible for violating the school’s sexual harassment policy – a huge victory for the woman who accused him, prominent rape survivor and activist Brenda Tracy, and a permanent stain on the reputation of one of the nation’s highest-paid coaches.

Secondary Victimization

October 18, 2023

By: Anonymous
3 min read

After reporting my sexual assault to law enforcement, everyone in my community found out what had been done to me. This was, of course, the opposite of what I wanted, but I was hopeful that I would finally feel embraced and supported by my peers and community.

That is not what happened.

After Changing The School Curriculum, Chanel Contos Wants To Challenge The Script Around Masculinity

October 13, 2023

By Keryn Donnelly
4 min read

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault in a way that may be distressing to some readers

In February 2021, Chanel Contos posted an Instagram story that has led to a movement which is changing the conversation around consent in Australia.

Tell Netflix: Be in Solidarity with Survivors

September 29, 2023

By We Are Ultraviolet

The petition to Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, reads:

Netflix must remove Russell Brand’s specials, movies, and other content from its streaming services globally. Netflix has a long and horrible history of platforming rapists and misogynists. From Louis C.K. to Dave Chapelle, and now Russell Brand, Netflix has shown us time and time again that it prioritizes profit and abuse over women, survivors and their customers. It’s time for Netflix to change!

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker accused of sexually harassing rape survivor

September 28, 2023

By Kenny Jacoby
USA Today

Brenda Tracy, a prominent rape survivor and activist, says Mel Tucker made sexual comments and masturbated without consent during a phone call. Her complaint led to an ongoing Title IX investigation.

Michigan State fires football coach Mel Tucker in stunning fall from elite coaching ranks

September 28, 2023

By Kenny Jacoby and Matt Mencarini
USA Today

Michigan State University fired head football coach Mel Tucker for inappropriate conduct on Wednesday, a stunning fall for one of the highest-paid coaches in college sports, who signed a record 10-year, $95 million contract less than two years ago.

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