Threat Against U. of Akron Women's Studies Lecturer

March 16, 2015

University of Akron police are seeking leads to find out who posted flyers on campus threatening to rape Kara Kvaran, a women's studies lecturer there, The Akron Beacon Journal reported. The women's studies department posted a statement on its Facebook page that said in part: "Rape threats were posted on a flyer in the Arts and Sciences building specifically targeting [a] women's studies teacher, Dr. Kara Kvaran. These hateful and pornographic flyers included her personal information and home address.... The threat of sexual violence has long been used to exert social control over women who speak out. We must not let this stop us. Our community and school [need] to move forward and let everyone know that this sort of terrorism will not be tolerated."


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