Tag Archive for: rape

COUNTERPOINT: Federal investigations finally put pressure on colleges to reform sexual assault policy

As colleges across the country, under increasing federal and public pressure, have begun to increase enforcement for sexual assault policy, some have questioned whether federal intervention is a net positive, given the red tape, strict requirements and harsh punishments it entails. But using federal investigations as a reason to pump the brakes on sexual assault […]

POINT: Campuses, not the government, should be in charge of sexual assault

One in five women will experience sexual assault at some point in her college career, most during their freshman or sophomore years. And as sexual assault becomes one of the most rapidly growing crimes in America and universities repeatedly show ambivalence toward rape victims, the national government has become involved. However, given the lack of […]

University of Colorado offers questionable defense tips for women

On Monday night, the Department of Public Safety at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted a list of 10 tips to help female students defend themselves against rapists. These “tips” have created a large debate as it includes controversial advice to female students such as informing their attacker “that you have a disease […]

Everyone can help curb sexual assault

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, between 20 and 25 percent of college women experience sexual assault, attempted rape or rape during their time in college. Rape is a very specific and escalated form of sexual assault that occurs in the United States about every two minutes according to a report by […]