Title IX Experience
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

When You Give A Girl A Bad Title IX Program

She can do so much better.

723
When You Give A Girl A Bad Title IX Program
Lauryn Heppe

When you give a girl a bad Title IX program, they'll give her false hope.

When you give her false hope, she'll see justice for herself.

When she sees justice for herself, she hopes for communication from the program.

When she hopes for communication, she becomes confused when she doesn't hear back for weeks.

When she doesn't hear back for weeks, she asks her investigator why it's taking so long.

When she questions her investigator, they don't give her a clear answer.

When she doesn't get a clear answer, she begins to doubt herself.

When she begins to doubt herself, she believes that this is her fault.

When she believes what happened to her is her fault, she's convinced that she must have asked for it.

When she's convinced she asked for it, the bad Title IX program will tell her she's right.


They'll tell her, "You didn't say no."

They'll tell her, "No one saw him pressure you."

They'll tell her, "There isn't any DNA to prove he did it."

They'll tell her, "He denied everything that happened."

They'll tell her, "You did consent. He said so."

They'll tell her that there is nothing left for them to do.


But,

When you give a girl a bad Title IX program, she'll become an advocate for those who suffered as she did.

When she becomes an advocate, she'll find that she is not alone with her story.

When she finds she's not alone, she'll realize there is something wrong with the program and with the assaulter, not with her.

When she realizes she's not at fault, she becomes empowered.

And when she becomes empowered,

There is nothing in the world that can hold her back.

Title IX can't compete with that.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Relationships

Hittin' the Road Playlist

With the end of August approaching more quickly than many of us would like, the preparation for school is happening in more ways than just one.

1238
http://cdn1.theodysseyonline.com/files/2014/08/11/635433794713320635180099351_road%20trip%20playlist.jpg

The car is all packed. The money you saved (and didn't spend online) from your summer internship is secured quietly in your bank account. The immediate reunion with your long-distance college friends is set. The real question on everyone's minds is: do you have the perfect melody to jam to as you journey back to school? 

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

20 Quotes That Will Make You Smile Today

Everyone could use more self-care and without the judgement...

3264
20 Quotes That Will Make You Smile Today

Welcome to a new day and a new opportunity to be our best selves. Here's a list of 20 quotes about self-care, self-love, positivity, and finding inspiration. Carry these quotes with you throughout your day for positive upliftment!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

10 Small Reasons To Smile​

There's always a reason to be happy.

2785
10 Small Reasons To Smile​

It doesn't cost a thing - so smile.

Keep Reading... Show less
11 Songs That Will Hit You In The Feels, No Doubt About It

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to music is making different playlists on Spotify. I find it so fun to go back to old songs, find new ones, and categorize them into my different playlists. We all have that one playlist that we resort to when we are really feeling some type of way — also known as a "feels" playlist. If you have one of these playlists or feel ~inspired~ to make one, here are 11 songs that are a must to add.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

4007
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments