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Recent events make annual sexual assault awareness on ISU quad more timely

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:03:50 CDT
By: Jim Browne

Recent events make annual sexual assault awareness on ISU quad more timely
Once again this year the sexual assault awareness campaign "Take Back the night," and "The Clothesline Project," will occur on the Illinois State University Quad. Organized by the Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower, or FLAME, the Clothesline project could be more timely this year. FLAME president Charlotte Adams says sexual assaults in the military, and recent statements by Missouri Congressman Todd Akins in his senate bid make tonight's events more timely.
She says Akins views on "Legitimate Rape," would exclude many assaults:

   

Adams says Akins seems to have a very narrow definition of what rape is.
Tonight's events kick off at 7 O'clock at the Bone Student Center with a march around campus. Adams says T-shirts for the clothesline Project were all made by survivors of sexual assault, and those near them.

   

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