Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime in the U.S. and on colleges campuses the lack of transparency with how school administrations deal with the problem makes it a particularly complex issue. “There’s no incentive for these institutions to get it right,” says U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “It’s easier for them to sometimes shove it under the rug, to either not address it or not solve the problem, and just actually deny that it’s a problem,” she said during an interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York City.
We chatted with the New York legislator about her plan to re-shape the way universities tackle rape on campus and discussed her thoughts on what effect the UVA/Rolling Stone coverage has had on the issue.