By Chelsea Boozer
University of Memphis
Kaile Pippin never thought it would happen to her.
She was a sophomore at the University of Mississippi two years ago, working as a resident assistant, when she was raped. After months of dealing with campus police, the Office of Judicial Affairs and state prosecutors, the charges were dropped and Pippin was left feeling campus officials knew there were rapes but didn’t care and wouldn’t help the victims.
In response to college students who, like her, have been raped and felt police and administrators were less than helpful, Pippin, now a University of Memphis senior English major, is organizing SlutWalk to take place sometime this year in Memphis.
As the demonstration takes shape, University of Memphis journalist Chelsea Boozer assesses the culture of rape reporting at hers and other campuses.