Rally to raise awareness of sexual violence on campus, following rape report, Johnson Hall, University of Oregon, Author Kamala McCullum (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)
Two campus rape cases have recently been in the news:
- In the Turner case, a Stanford athlete convicted of raping an intoxicated woman at a fraternity party was sentenced to 6 months in jail .
- In the McClure case (a Title IX action), victims at the University of Kansas assert the school took little or no action when they reported having been raped .
The vast majority of men would never inflict inflict violence – sexual or otherwise – on a woman. The question arises: Why did ethics and morality not act as deterrents, when the crimes in question took place? Why do some men who seem well-adjusted feel no compunction about raping the women in their lives, if the opportunity arises?
The violence directed against…
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