The Suffolk Journal

“I am not your baby”

“I am not your baby”

Sara Maloney, Journal Contributor

March 7, 2018

Making my harasser’s weaponry a device for activism

Editor’s Word: Have courage, break the culture

February 28, 2018

It has come to the attention of our team of student journalists that our University has a serious problem. Throughout the years, few staff members have been rumored to have engaged in inappropriate relationships with students, while others have been caught in the act. These staff members, namely men...

Students could be the catalyst for change

Ryan Arel

January 31, 2018

In high school and throughout college, students are often told that “no” means no and the absence of a firm no does not mean yes. Students are told that if last week it was okay, this week it may not be. Students are told to be respectful and pay attention to each other’s desires and limits in...

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Roxana Martinez

November 15, 2017

Lately there seems to be a new article out every week about another round of sexual abuse allegations regarding Hollywood moguls. Anthony Rapp recently came out with his harrowing tale of sexual assault, but his story is a bit more unique for one reason: Rapp is just one of a few male actors to publicl...

The Feminist Letters: Women around the world need to be treated equally, not just in western culture

Shayla Manning

November 8, 2017

In recent years, the topic of feminism has become a loaded conversation in the media. Feminists are often stereotyped as ‘angry liberals’ or ‘man haters,’ when all they are really fighting for is political, economic and social equality for all genders. Due to centuries of injustice and discrimin...

Sexual assault allegations reveal Hollywood has a problem

Nick Viveiros

November 8, 2017

First came the media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Then it was “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey. Over the past month, dozens of men and women, mostly other big names in the film industry, came forward and accused these men of sexual assault. The accusations range from groping and sexual harassment t...

Harvey Weinstein: The man who could not be tamed, until now, with the help from women

Haley Clegg

October 18, 2017

Weinstein’s assault history, Hollywood’s loudest secret, has now been exposed, as harrowing tales emerge from a plethora of women who he sexually abused over the course of decades. Now, their voices are being heard and supported by women across the US. his past week proved to be great for wom...

Trump removes coverage of birth control under ACA

Juliana Tuozzola

October 18, 2017

Through history, women have had to fight for their rights. More often than not, they have had to challenge men who do not see them as equals. On Friday, Oct. 6 President Donald Trump’s cabinet repealed an Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that had required employer’s insurance plans to provide birt...

DeVos: A danger to student safety

Michael MacRae

September 27, 2017

The protections afforded to sexual assault victims are being rescinded, as directed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Given initially under the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and expanded during the Obama Administration, Title IX had previously been under review by Devos’s department. All e...

Suffolk backs Obama action while DeVos ponders rollback

Chris DeGusto

September 27, 2017

Just days after suggesting changes would be made to Title IX in a George Mason University speech, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded the “Dear Colleague” letter on Sept. 22, which has caused a reaction from college campuses across the nation, including Suffolk University. “While we wait for...

The Good, the bad and the vocal: Stigma around rape culture

Patrick Holmes

April 26, 2017

Members of the Suffolk University community gathered to break barriers on the stigma of rape culture, sexual issues and sexuality in the Somerset Café on Thursday night. According to the organizer, this was one of the only times a student organized an event to further open up the conversation regard...

Another perspective: Who are you calling a snowflake?

Katie Dugan

March 29, 2017

Millennials have a lot of negative stereotypes about them. We’re entitled, lazy, we’re numb to acts of violence and we’re obsessed with social media and technology. But probably the oddest stereotype about us is that we are too sensitive and get offended easily. Truthfully, we do tend to come off as a del...

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