HC Wake-Up Call: #MeToo, California's Attempt to Reject Betsy DeVos's Title IX Overhaul & Zombie Frapps

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Women Are Using #MeToo to Speak Out About Sexual Assault

Following reports that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed more than a dozen of the women he worked with, women are taking to Twitter and using the hashtag #MeToo to speak out about their own experiences with sexual assault — and show just how horribly widespread it actually is, despite the fact that it's rarely talked about. The hashtag was started by actress Alyssa Milano, who tweeted on Sunday, "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

Since then, more than 39,000 people have replied to her original tweet, and #MeToo has been used over 200,000 times, including by celebrities like Lady Gaga and Gabrielle Union according to Teen Vogue

California Attempted — & Failed — to Reject Betsy DeVos's Title IX Overhaul

BuzzFeed News reports that California governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have preserved Title IX, which protects victims of rape and sexual assault on college campuses, and blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's attempts to nix the legislation. The bill had passed in state legislatures with an overwhelming majority, and many advocates for victims of rape and sexual assault hoped it would inspire other states to create similar legislation to protect victims in the face of the Trump administration's takedown of Title IX.

Starbucks Is Releasing a Zombie Frappucino Just in Time for Halloween

Just when you didn't think Starbucks could get more fall AF than with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and now the Maple Pecan Latte, think again —according to several baristas who leaked the amazing news early, Starbs is set to offer a Zombie Frappucino. All we know so far is that the drink will reportedly be green with pink whipped cream, will likely be "green caramel apple" flavored and we'll be able to get our hands on it starting October 26 through Halloween. Basically, we already have our gold cards ready.

 

What to look out for...

Zac Efron may turn 30 tomorrow, but let's be honest — we're all still just as obsessed with him now as we were during his High School Musical days. *swoon*

About The Author

Caroline Pirozzolo is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is majoring in Journalism. In her free time, Caroline enjoys buying more fashion magazines and books than she can ever possibly read, being an art history nerd, consuming mass amounts of coffee and Chipotle, and fawning over pictures of French Bulldog puppies. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo. 

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