Stuff You Should Watch: The Case of Beckett Brennan

These days, it seems like campus sexual assault is getting the attention it desperately deserves. This shift in public awareness is really exciting and promising, and lots of brave college survivors are coming forward to tell their stories. All too often, the media gets the issue of sexual assault all wrong, from perpetuating victim-blaming to erasing the voices of those who don’t fit the archetype of the “ideal victim” (i.e. white, straight, able-bodied, cisgender, Christian, middle-class). Nevertheless, the media can also be incredibly powerful when it comes to getting the word out and holding schools accountable.

Let’s get around to the point of this Saturday-morning post, shall we?

Tomorrow at 7 pm EST, “60 Minutes” will air a segment about campus sexual assault entitled “The Case of Beckett Brennan.” Here’s a description from their website:

The government recently sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle the rising incidence of campus sexual assault. Beckett Brennan says the University of the Pacific’s board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school’s athletes. Katie Couric reports. Graham Messick and Ashley Velie are the producers.

Definitely tune in if you can!

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    2. I saw the segment and I admire her courage from going public as that has then part of the stigma for women. I cannot believe it was handled so poorly by the school and I cannot believe that others will go into the arena and cheer on these boys who received a slap on the wrist. If they had not been athletes and just school boys, would they be in jail now and labeled as sex offenders?

      Stephen