White House making new efforts to prevent sexual violence on school campuses
April 5th, 2011
11:41 AM ET
11 years ago

White House making new efforts to prevent sexual violence on school campuses

WASHINGTON (CNN) – “Rape is rape is rape,” declared Vice President Joe Biden Monday at the University of New Hampshire, “And the sooner universities make that clear, the sooner we'll begin to make progress on campuses,” he said, announcing new guidance that will go to all K-12 schools, colleges and universities to address the growing number of sexual assaults.

Ayanna Pressley attended the event – and praised Vice President Biden and the Obama administration for speaking out.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    Good job Joe! I find it ironic the timing of this speech however. The VP may have been addressing American schools, but I think there is a subliminal message directed at the Ghaddafy regime and their abuse of women in Tripoli. Just a thought.

    April 5, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Too bad the Department of Education is going to cut by Rep. Paul Ryan.

    April 5, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. diridi

    I am glad they are not giving home work on this........ha!!!

    April 5, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. kat

    Is there nothing the government think they must stick their noses and our money in? I too think we must stop this behavior on our campuses, but come on.. The Federal Government has way too much to fis rather than waste time on this issue.

    April 5, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Abe

    The issue of sexual assaults has been going in our society for thousands of years. These is not a new phenomenal but a habit that has been swept under the rug and we never gave it a thought it will be rampant. We have a law for some trivial cases but it is about time we give these psychologically depeltating assault that our kids face in school. I will like to tell the vice president that colleges cannot do it by themselves we need a strict guideline and a law implemented for people who commit the crime. We need to respect the rights of our kids, go to school to learn in an environment that is not harmful to there survival. If the vice president is serious about the concerns we ought have a clear mandate and implemented in the school system and let the students understand ther is a law to protect them and a law that will have them arrested for ther doings. I hope the president / vice president also address the problem of Bullying which is just as bad that puts fears in our kids they do not even want to go to school or play with there friends. The new law should also include Bullying. Thank you for bringing the issue out of the closet so it can get attention. Now what we need is not promises but action so our kids are protected. They are the future of our nation. God Bless our country.

    April 5, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    Rudy NYC
    Too bad the Department of Education is going to cut by Rep. Paul Ryan.

    so any victim will have to pay out of her pocket, like Caribou Barbie did in Alaska

    April 5, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    “Rape is rape is rape,”

    Not according to Republicans and Teatards who want to take away a woman's right to choose whether she has an abortion. One of the state legislators in IN recently questioned why they should even make cases of rape an exception to a proposed restriction on the right to obtain an abortion, saying that women would "just claim they were raped" to get one if the exception exists. GOP reproductive policy: All your wombs are belong to us.

    April 5, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |