It’s bad enough that rape affects a woman’s personal life-it shouldn’t affect her education too. Help a JMU student finish her education, and realize her dream.
this especially hits close to home for a few reasons: i was raped about five months prior to this attack at my alma mater to my friend’s roommate. unfortunately, that fall semester was a taxing one for the campus as a whole, as this incident was only one of a cluster of other rapes and other sex crimes committed against jmu women. it’s awful to hear that not only is she still facing major psychological repercussions from the incident, but that jmu is refusing to allow her financial aid, knowing her situation. i’ve experienced first-hand how ill-prepared jmu is, as an institution, to aid survivors of sexual violence and it’s disappointing that they still haven’t changed their tune.
please help her out in continuing her graduate studies. any amount — big or little — helps a duke achieve her dream of teaching and escaping the nightmare that still haunts her.