This month, The Salt Lake Tribune has been following the story of BYU students who say they’ve been punished under the school’s honor code because they reported sexual assaults. Some of the questions these women are facing have been experienced around the country: will they be believed, shamed or blamed for being a victim? Tuesday, we’re asking how LDS culture and theology of chastity complicates this, and if there are lessons from the Mormon experience that might help challenge assumptions about rape in America.
- Erin Alberty, Justice and Safety Reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune
- Andrea Radke-Moss is a historian at BYU Idaho and a contributor to the Mormon history blog Juvenile Instructor. She recently presented a paper in which she revealed one of the "founding mothers" of Mormonism, Eliza R. Snow, was a possible victim of rape during the Mormon-Missouri War of 1838.
- Cynthia Bailey Lee is a lecturer of Computer Science at Stanford University. She blogs for the Mormon focused By Common Consent.
- BYU News: President Worthen calls for study of Title IX reporting processes and structure