Is "Enough is Enough", enough? : experiences of teaching and implementing college sexual assault prevention education programming

Jones, Hannah and Jackson, Carolyn (2024) Is "Enough is Enough", enough? : experiences of teaching and implementing college sexual assault prevention education programming. PhD thesis, Lancaster University.

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This thesis explores ‘Enough is Enough’(EiE), New York State’s (NY) first attempt to address sexual assault at the collegiate level. It argues that implementation of EiE needed to be evaluated through the voices of ‘EiE’ educators. A platform for ‘EiE’ educators was created by interviewing them about their experiences working under the Bill. According to sexual assault resources centers and ‘EiE’, they are the people who are considered experts in prevention education and oversee implementation. This thesis asked how the educators perceived the degree of success of the implementation and execution of prevention education under ‘EiE’. It also explores the progress these educators believe is or is not being made with prevention education and why. The responses form ‘EiE’ prevention educators were evaluated to see if they perceive ‘EiE’ as an adequate response to ending sexual assault on high educational campuses. The principal findings of this research are that we need to continue to look at this issue of sexual assault on college campuses as nonbinary and complex. It needs to be approached with the same intersectional layers that our country has perpetuated systems of oppression with. This work helps to further the fight by explaining two approaches we can take to continue dismantling the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. It makes a unique contribution to research as it defends two different conclusions, one of social anarchism and one of working within capitalistic systems. This research is meant to provide a platform for further conversation and a checklist for ‘EiE’ educators and nonprofits to do better. The process of interviewing is just as critical as the findings because it allowed for a safe space for ‘EiE’ educators to share their trauma, stories, and connect through the work. Ultimately, ‘EiE’ educators thought that the Bill was the beginning of progress, but many of their experiences were perpetuating injustices that they were meant to be fighting. This research helps us to understand that ‘Enough is Enough’, is not enough. Rather, it is one tool in the toolbox.

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