In the wake of controversy over Yale University’s response to the Delta Kappa Epsilon march–where students chanted, “No means yes! Yes means anal!”–the national debate over campus safety has been inflamed once again. Activists argue that a school’s failure to ensure a safe environment for all students is a violation of rights guaranteed by Title IX, included as part of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. But even schools that pride themselves on responsiveness to the issue of sexual violence on campus are part of a disappointing nationwide phenomenon–despite policy overhauls and awareness events, the campus rape statistics haven’t budged in years.
Why Haven't Campus Rape Stats Changed in the Last Decade?
by | Apr 18, 2011 | Amicus, Criminal Justice, Education & Youth, Sex Equality | 2 comments
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Hamilton College was recently ostracized by the Thomas Jefferson Center for their preemptive work in challenging a predatory sexual culture on the campus. Mandating that incoming freshmen men attend a seminar called “She Fears You” was deemed an affront to the young men’s rights to free speech. Rape is the tip of the iceberg on the college campus. Women are regularly groped at parties and have to travel in pairs in order to make sure they get home safely. The Yale quotes of ‘No means yes and yes means anal” is a disgusting example of the common insults and threats women must endure. More colleges need to take seriously women’s vulnerability, and act proactively to change the perverse attitude that has become a staple culture. Hamilton College should not be reproached, but lauded for its groundbreaking work, its decision to culturally educate its students and seeking solutions to ultimately overcome this social problem.
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