Trump Administration Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report from White House Website
A 2014 White House report on sexual violence has been removed from its website, according to Know Your IX co-founder and attorney Alexandra Brodsky.
There’s no official reason why it’s been taken down, but it is likely related to why the climate change and LGBT rights pages were taken down after Trump officially took office—they just don’t care about those issues. Brodsky told HuffPost why this is particularly troubling considering Trump and his administration’s track record on sexual violence.
“The report is titled ‘A Renewed Call To Action’ and taking it down is really a discouragement from action,” Brodsky told HuffPost. “That’s particularly troublesome when we know that the administration is actively considering undermining important policies for survivors like those reaffirmed by the Obama administration regarding Title IX.”
….“This is a summary of really important and, in some cases, government-funded work that was done to understand the causes and effects of sexual and gender violence. What does it mean that the Trump administration doesn’t want the public to have that information?”
You can still view a copy of the report on Know Your IX’s website here.