From Poetry to Politics: Questioning the Rhyme and Reason of Title IX Rollbacks

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Prior to the Trump administration, Title IX has been used as the legal framework for addressing sexual misconduct present within educational institutions. There has been an increase of sexual misconduct nationwide across college campuses further entrenching rape culture. Despite this, Betsy DeVos has rescinded the majority of Title IX protections. As a survivor of sexual assault and advocate, I use autoethnographic poetry as a means of providing counter-narrative resistance to a national epidemic of pervasive rape culture.