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A Spelman student desperate for justice took to social media to share a shocking account of her alleged rape.
The string of tweets comes amid allegations that Spelman and Morehouse have mishandled cases of sexual assault in the past.
We previously reported the tensions between historically brother and sister schools Morehouse and Spelman came to a head, when a detailed report by Buzzfeed’s Anita Badejo went viral.
The piece “Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing,” explored how victims of sexual assault are often marginalized and blamed for their incidents on both campuses.
Because the report went viral, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman, issued this statement:
“The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights notified Spelman of a Title IX complaint regarding a past incident. That complaint was followed by the circulation on social media of an article in Buzzfeed that brought to our attention other past incidents,” said Campbell in her letter. “The women who filed those complaints exhibited courage and fearlessness. At the same time, the circumstances that occasioned those complaints are unacceptable.”
With the actions of the university being under intense examination, you would think the school would be doing everything in their power to sensitively deal with victims of rape. But according to one anonymous student, they aren’t doing enough.