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By Kimberly Theidon; Originally posted at I woke up to a message from a colleague, asking for advice and expressing her outrage.  She recently learned that a former student, who had studied for her Masters Degree under my colleague’s supervision, has been driven out of her PhD program due to a sexually harassing professor. What […]

The Truth About Statistics of Sexual Assault in College


This is an excerpt from “The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses”, a companion piece to the documentary film. — There’s been a great deal of debate around the statistics of the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, particularly the figure that 1 in 5 or more women […]

From the makers of The Hunting Ground: Thank You


When we started making our first film about sexual assault, The Invisible War, we were told time and again not to bother. The world, they said, had other interests and priorities—and sexual assault was not one of them. We are gratified and even somewhat astonished to write that now, two films and six years later, […]

It’s on Us to See Act Stop


As The Hunting Ground played in theaters, and was screened at universities, state legislatures, and at the White House, we started to hear from more and more people who wanted to do more than just watch. They wanted to take action and work to stop sexual assault on campus. So we helped create an online […]

The Hunting Ground Book


Today, we’re happy to announce the release of our book The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses. This companion piece tells the story behind the film and takes a deeper look at the epidemic of sexual assault on our nation’s campuses. You will find compelling essays by leading experts; […]

Students Stand Against Sexual Assault


There are so many amazing organizations and individuals mobilizing for sexual assault awareness month. We wanted to take this time to acknowledge the student activists who have worked so hard to stand up for survivors. College students have been speaking out about sexual assault experiences and it has led to an unprecedented wave of activism, […]

The Importance of Teaching Student Journalists How to Cover Sexual Assault


What’s the best way to ask a student who’s been sexually assaulted for an interview? How can a student journalist cover sexual assault in a way that does not put their publication at legal risk? How can a student journalist get corroboration from a traumatized survivor? These were some of the excellent questions asked by […]

We’re Streaming


The Hunting Ground is now available on Netflix. Our mission since we finished the film has been to sound the alarm on campus sexual assault as loudly as our voices will carry. We’ve had more than 1,000 campus screenings and a CNN broadcast to that end. And now a truly massive audience has a chance […]