Three women have been assaulted in a week at the University of Maryland in College Park. Police report that a freshman was beaten and raped, a graduate student was pushed to the ground and kicked repeatedly and a man attempted to assault another graduate student, ordering her to get in her car. The most recent victim escaped after spraying the assailant in the face with pepper spray. University students are urging the police to step up security.
Police described one attacker as a 25 to 30-year-old white man with a deep voice, medium build, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds, wearing a dark jacket. The suspect in the most recent attack was described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing around 195 pounds, with blond hair in a ponytail, wearing a plaid shirt under a dark jacket.
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .