Category Archives: Sexual assault

Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist

The American Judicial system has once again sent a clear message to America’s girls: sexual assault—even rape—is no big deal. In this case there was no question of wrongdoing. The 18-year old boy (at the time of the assault) admitted … Continue reading

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Urging female college party-goers to take responsibility for their safety: sound advice or victim blaming?

Emily Yoffe’s article of October 15, recommending female students attending college parties avoid getting so intoxicated that the odds of falling victim to sexual assault increases, has polarized feminists responding to the article. Some viewed the article as reiterating practical, … Continue reading

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What a fraternity email says about our culture

Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is in damage control mode thanks to an email one of its members sent out explaining how to lure “rape bait” (see story on the girlsCAN! Headlines Facebook page). For those of you not … Continue reading

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