The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses

The Hunting Ground The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch from headlines about out of control fraternities to the mattress protests by female students at Columbia University and other colleg

  • Title: The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses
  • Author: Kirby Dick Amy Ziering Lena Dunham Constance Matthiessen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about out of control fraternities, to the mattress protests by female students at Columbia University and other colleges.The Hunting Ground, the new documentary by award winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, has taken this debate to a new level, becoming a galvanizing catalyst forThe debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about out of control fraternities, to the mattress protests by female students at Columbia University and other colleges.The Hunting Ground, the new documentary by award winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, has taken this debate to a new level, becoming a galvanizing catalyst for discussion at the hundreds of campuses where the documentary is being screened each month The film has sparked calls for legislation by Governor Andrew M Cuomo of New York and other prominent public figures and sparked a backlash from university administrators, fraternities, and conservative groups Now, in a new companion volume to the film, all those concerned about the rape culture on campus will be offered an inside perspective on the controversy, as well as reactions to the film from a range of leading writers and guidance on how to learn and get active As in the film, it s the gripping personal stories told by female students and the obstinate refusal of college administrators and law enforcement authorities to recognize the severity of the problem that will rivet readers.

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    1. I should note that I have yet to see the film that this book came out of. The first half of the book, the section that ties most closely to the film, is the best. The second half of the book contains essays from various writers, well chosen for the most part. The problem is that because of space, many of the essays are short and therefore lack depth. If you have read other books about rape such as Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Cri [...]

    2. A review by editor ShellShockIt’s not often that a film leaves me seething.The Hunting Ground, Kirby Dick’s 2015 documentary about college sexual assault, did just that.I discovered this documentary while watching the 2016 Oscars, when Lady Gaga performed ‘Till It Happens to You’, which is the main song on The Hunting Ground soundtrack. It was also nominated for Best Song.The film follows two college students, Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clarke, and their endeavour to raise awareness about [...]

    3. I really liked it, but I listened to it as an audiobook and I'm not sure that is the best format for it. Basically, this was a documentary and then they wrote a book based on the documentary, so it kind of feels like you're reading a film. That said, it is packed with interesting facts and stories and I am forever changed by this book.

    4. I was glad to see and have an opportunity to read this companion piece to the film. I believe that it is vitally important for the media to cover this issue and bring attention to the general public. Unfortunately, the issues related to sexual assault on college campuses, including prevention and response, are much more nuanced than the authors and filmmakers suggest. I thought Krakauer did a better job unpacking the issue more fully in his recent book. The challenge for me as someone who works [...]

    5. This book concentrated heavily on fraternities and athletics, but I felt it blanketed all athletes or frat brothers as attackers. However, the contributing essays by faculty members who have stood up for changes in sexual assault policies was heartening, as often universities are deaf to complaints and protect attackers over survivors. The stories of those who became advocates was inspiring. They have refused to become a statistic of "one in five" and instead proclaim themselves as individuals w [...]

    6. I won this book from a giveaway. The best term to describe this book is "eye-opener". I knew about the sexual assault that went on in colleges, but not to this extent. What goes on in these places is absolutely disgusting. Every person involved in protecting these perpetrators should be ashamed of themselves and immediately removed from their positions. The statistics presented in this book are nothing less than shocking. I gave it a 3 out of 5 simply because I expected more out of it. More sto [...]

    7. Almost as powerful as the film. I thought the last two essays and the thoughts from the filmmakers were the most insightful. I'm so glad they took on this challenge and that it's bringing the much needed attention to this issue. If you are going to read this, note that it's a supplement to the film, and you should probably watch the film first. And watch it with a friend.

    8. Supposed to accompany the documentary by the same name that has been getting a lot of attention nationwide.

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