Wendy is adjunct professor of sexual violence law at New England Law|Boston where she has taught for fifteen years. An impact litigator whose work in state and federal courts around the country has changed the law to improve protections for women's and children's constitutional rights, she developed and directs several projects in conjunction with the school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility. The Judicial Language Project began in 2005 and involves law students using socio-linguistic research to critique harmful language used in law and society to describe violence against women and children. The Sexual Violence Legal News Project distributes appellate decisions of note to increase understanding among lay audiences ny explain the likely impact and real world consequences of a court's ruling. Students involved in the project also provide editorial comments and helpful ideas so that people can take steps to enhance or prevent the decision's effects. The JD/PhD project is a multidisciplinary program where a JD student is teamed up with a PhD student to work across disciplines and produce a written critique that expresses the scientific and legal value of new research related to interpersonal violence. The team analyzes methodological reliability for the purpose of expediting or preventing its delivery into law, legal policy and human behavior. Read more»
Make sure you immediately send a signed and dated copy, by email or registered snail mail, to ALL relevant school officials, including the Title IX coordinator, deans, campus-based law enforcement officials, any and all "advisors" and "counselors," whether on-campus or off, health-care providers, and the university/college president. As with all documents, keep a copy for yourself and send one to your parents.
At some point I will write about something other than sexual assault, but it's only been a few months of media attention after decades of silence. Plus, there are still lots of new things to talk about.
For example, why did so many influential women squander the Golden Globe Awards by talking about the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, but never once mentioning the Equal Rights Amendment? (ERA) It would be like having a national award show in 1864 where all the important people take the stage to condemn slavery, but nobody mentions the Thirteenth Amendment.
Oprah's rousing speech at the end included a double-barreled "Time's Up" command, followed by the observation that a "new day" was "on the horizon." She got so many people excited that social media started talking about Oprah running for president before the applause stopped. I wasn't one of them, because as cynical as it sounds, I didn't understand the whole "new day" thing.
A hung jury is as good as an acquittal for Bill Cosby, and it is unlikely that any jury will ever convict Bill Cosby of sexual assault under Pennsylvania law, for two basic reasons:
- Rape law in Pennsylvania is among the worst in the nation because it permits many types of rape to occur with impunity, and significantly favors rapists.
- The jury selection process allows more rapists, and fewer rape victims, to serve as jurors in rape trials.
A MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION
SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS:
The simple truth about Title IX that Colleges don't want you to know.
Anyone in college or planning to attend college (and all parents) must watch this video.
Bill Cosby: "I'm Far From Finished"
"Dear Fans: GOD has Blessed me with a wonderful gift to share with all of you. For 53 years I have continued to master this gift, which heals the soul and warms hearts. Laughter! I thank you, the theatre staff (Wilbur Theatre), the event organizers and the Boston Community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment. Hey, Hey, Hey — I'm Far From Finished." — Bill Cosby
GOD wants his gift back because you're going to hell and nobody laughs down there.
And please stop thanking people for their support. The handful who won't condemn you are either on your payroll, blinded by their faith in your fake public persona, stupid, or rapists themselves.
You ARE finished, and you seem to be the only one who doesn't understand that yet.
If you insist on shaming yourself even more by continuing to perform on stage, knock yourself out. No, really — knock yourself out. I know about two dozen women who have a score to settle with your private parts.
"Hey, hey, hey — please go away." Preferably for 18-20.
The civilized world
Wendy lectures widely on gender-based violence, civil rights on campus, women's, children's, and victims' constitutional rights, and criminal justice policy.
To learn more or to have Wendy present a lecture, please click here.
Attorney Wendy Murphy can help victims prove they were drugged. Victims are often told that tests cannot be done after drugs disappear from blood and urine (which usually occurs after a matter of hours), but Murphy helps victims obtain results long after the incident through hair testing. Check out CampusAccountability.org for more information.