Sexual Assault Awareness Month spotlights campus sexual violence

Safer campuses. Brighter futures. Prevent sexual assault. That’s what the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is asking of our nation this April. The U.S. first recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2001. Since then, NSVRC and other sexual violence organizations have hosted campaigns each April to spread awareness about sexual trauma and to… Read More

March Media Update

Local Baton Rouge therapist accused of groping 11-year-old boy during counseling session Jindal-backed legislation eyes unclaimed gambling winnings to pay for rape exams Multi-national child pornography investigation leads to arrest of Baton Rouge man Man booked on attempted rape at East Brookstown Drive apartment Source: Darren Sharper takes 20 years in Louisiana rapes, but will… Read More

February Media Update

Local Getting sexual assault victims’ medical bills paid City employee arrested on rape charge Domestic violence charge against Junior Galette dismissed by prosecutor ‘Sons of Guns’ star Stephanie Ford decries Mardi Gras float poking fun at her sexual assault allegations, Baton Rouge police officers’ involvement Baton Rouge police investigate officers on Spanish Town float that… Read More

Hold your breath: Refusal to report sexual violence isn’t just about stigma

Antigravity Magazine published the following essay in January 2015. The essay’s author, Ann Glaviano, is a New Orleans copy editor and grant writer. We at STAR thank Ann Glaviano for authoring this piece and Antigravity Magazine for publishing it. I spent my first six months of graduate school being stalked and sexually harassed, verbally and physically, by another student. I… Read More

Sisterhood Solidarity

DIG Magazine published the following essay in its online opinion section on Feb. 10, 2015. The essay’s author, Leslie D. Rose, is a Baton Rouge journalist, poet, photographer and artist. You can follow her on Twitter at @DanielleGlamour. We at STAR thank Leslie D. Rose for authoring this piece and DIG Magazine for publishing it. Nearly every day… Read More

January Media Update

Local Drafting a uniform approach to sexual assault on Louisiana campuses Inventory: 1,163 rape kits sit untested across Louisiana Kenner overhauling domestic violence diversion program  U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Baton Rouge Catholic confession case Former LSU student indicted in alleged “Tinder rape” of Baton Rouge woman Scotlandville band director fired after accused of raping student,… Read More

Understanding child sexual development: A response to the Lena Dunham accusations

Since the release of her memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl,” Lena Dunham has received criticism about some of her self-described “weird” behaviors toward her sister that include sexual exploration as a young child. Using the hashtag #BoycottLenaDunham, many critics are accusing Lena of being a sexual predator. The accusations began after an article published on… Read More

Veterans Day: Recognize military sexual assault

Veterans Day is a national holiday to honor the United States armed forces. During this day, many pay tribute to those who have died or have been injured due to their service. However, we often ignore the impacts of sexual trauma within the military. Here’s a few facts to help present the magnitude of this issue:… Read More

STAR’s tips and tricks for the Halloween season

Halloween is the undoubtedly the best holiday of the year! Here at STAR, we know a few ways to make it even better! Celebrate responsibly (and respectfully) Magic is in the air! Halloween isn’t just for the kiddos; we adults get an excuse to party too. As we all know, many adult gatherings include alcohol—society’s… Read More