Recent AAUW Report Undermines The Campus Sexual Assault Narrative. Anyone who has followed the campus sexual assault debate over the last decade has heard advocates, politicians, and reporters throwing around the disconcerting statistic that 1-in-5 women will be the victim of sexual assault while in college.
The number is jarring…but is it truthful? Please support us. A rape epidemic — by women? Column. Writing in Time, Cathy Young notices something interesting in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures on rape: Women rape a lot more than people think..
If the CDC figures are to be taken at face value, then we must also conclude that, far from being a product of patriarchal violence against women, "rape culture" is a two-way street, with plenty of female perpetrators and male victims. According to a recent study from the University of Missouri, published by the American Psychological Association, male victims of sexual assault are often victimized by women: "A total of 43% of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95% said a female acquaintance was the aggressor, according to a study published online in the APA journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
" This shouldn't be so surprising. Critics tend to dismiss these as trivial, suggesting that the men involved should just "man up. " Cathy Young: Rape Culture in the West is as Real as 'Witchcraft in Salem' By Hunter Swogger | 12:32 pm, July 8, 2016 Late last month, Emma Sulkowicz (aka Mattress Girl) was given the Woman of Courage award by the National Organization of Women.
UCSB Group Questions Validity of Campus Rape Statistics. A guest speaker for the UCSB Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) on Wednesday spoke against commonly held beliefs regarding sexual assault on college campuses.
Guest Speaker Andrew Cavarno, a fourth-year history major and member of Young Americans for Liberty, argued that a frequently referenced statistic of one in four women being sexually assaulted on college campuses is heavily inflated and lacking in evidence. “There is absolutely no evidence of a rape epidemic on college campuses,” Cavarno said. “The word epidemic implies that there’s a sudden wave of sexual violence, or that things are getting worse – this is just not the case.” YAL originally intended the event to be a panel discussion featuring speakers from differing sides of the argument. Pointing to an empty chair beside him, Cavarno emphasized that no one with an opposing view was present to make the case for the statistic, even after having sent out “hundreds of emails.”
“Why is that chair empty?” Related. Rape Equality. Sexual assault, especially rape, is an epidemic–barbaric, damaging to mind, body and soul, and intolerable.
The time has come to take bold action to stop it. If fresh thinking and a systematic approach can eliminate various diseases and improve the quality of our lives, then it is not unreasonable to think it can be applied here. Along with better education–which Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai once suggested is “a solution to all problems”–it is conceivable that this threat can be eliminated. Before discussing what needs to be done, it is necessary to understand how a gendered lens has influenced and, unfortunately, distorted perspectives.
For most people, the word “rape” conjures up imagery of a helpless young female being held down and forcefully penetrated by a male assailant, a brutal and often bloody act, provoking empathy for the victim and disgust for the attacker. But this stereotype is lacking. Washington Post Study Finds Zero Rapes on Campuses, and They Claim That’s a Bad Thing. The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that it conducted a review of federal campus safety data from over 2,220 colleges in the United States that offer bachelor’s or advanced degrees.
The results of the newspaper’s analysis showed that over 1,300 those colleges had zero reported rapes on campus in 2014. After having the controversial “one in five” or “one in four” college women are the victim’s of sexual assault stat drilled into our heads over the last several years, one might think the results of the The Post’s study are welcomed news. Nope, at least not to The Post — in fact, the newspaper dedicates the remainder of the article explaining why its own study must be wrong. The frenzy over ‘campus rape culture’ is hurting real victims. If you want to know the difference between someone who is a victim of rape and someone who is a victim of the “rape culture,” you could do worse than compare the recent cases at Stanford and at Columbia.
In the case of the former, two graduate students came upon a young woman, unconscious, on the ground behind a trash bin as a man was assaulting her. She awoke in the hospital to find, by her own account, “fingers had been jabbed inside me along with pine needles and debris.” The dangerous irony of rape accusation culture. By now, there’s no way you’ve missed the story of Brock Turner, a 20-year-old Stanford swimmer and former Olympic hopeful who in January 2015 was discovered (and chased down) by fellow students as he assaulted an unconscious, partially clothed woman behind a dumpster after a fraternity party.
In March, Turner was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, including attempt to rape an intoxicated woman and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of six years in state prison, but last week, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in county jail and three years of probation. In explaining his decision, Persky cited character references supplied by Turner’s friends and family as well as Turner’s age and lack of criminal history. Community of the Wrongly Accused. Lawyers for 'Jackie' tacitly admit she invented her pretend rapist. UT conference debates occurrance of sexual assault on campus. Students and faculty at University of Texas at Austin are discussing the occurrence and prosecution of sexual assault on campus.
The sexual assault conference held this weekend includes presentations from professors, psychologists and legal experts. “I don't think people really like to talk about it out loud. 'Guilty until proven innocent': life after a false rape accusation. "You will almost certainly feel that the police believe that you're guilty before trial"
Rape culture and the problem with the 1 in 5 sexual assault statistic - Columbia Daily Spectator. Last semester, Spectator reported on data suggesting that one in every five women on campus has experienced “sexual assault” since enrolling at Columbia. This statistic was derived from results of a survey conducted by the Association of American Universities, and was propagated alongside calls for additional support services for victims of rape. In the wake of the Emma Sulkowicz mattress protest, this statistic seems to corroborate popular sentiments that Columbia is indeed a bastion of rape. But is it really? Campus rape dogma in the age of promiscuity.
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Feminists And Progressives Attack College Football With More Dodgy Rape Statistics. Liberal, mainstream journalists are currently wetting themselves over a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, which purports to show that sexual assaults rise on college football game days. The article, entitled “College Party Culture And Sexual Assault,” cross-references big game days with reports of sexual assault in college towns, showing spikes in reports. The media is lapping it up. “Reported Rapes Go Through The Roof On Game Day At Big Football Schools” screams the Huffington Post. Barbara Kay: Rape culture and the problem with numbers. Most mainstream news publications publish, you know, news. Except when it’s about “rape culture” on campus, when no news is also considered news. Case in point: following a winter survey they initiated last year on campus sexual assault, CBC News this fall conducted a survey of 87 post-secondary institutions to investigate the reporting of sexual assaults in 2014 on and off their campuses.
Since the received activist wisdom on the subject assures us that one in four (or five, depending on the polemicist) women on campus will be sexually assaulted during her college tenure, the researchers were chagrined to find that the actual number of reports came to 700 – averaging out to 1.85 per 10,000 students – a figure that jibes with rates of sexual assault in the general population. Women's group can't accept that 'rape culture' just might not be a thing. When you're committed to perpetuating the myth of a rampant "rape culture" on college campuses, evidence to the contrary becomes baffling.
And so it goes for the American Association of University Women, which analyzed 2014 reporting data from colleges and universities across the country and found that 91 percent of schools had no reported incidents of rape. Most people would see that number and cheer. Hooray! College women aren't being raped in the U.S. at rates on par with the Congo! But not the AAUW. More from the Washington Examiner "When campuses report zero incidents of rape, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, it simply does not square with research, campus climate surveys, and widespread experiences reported by students," the AAUW wrote. Let's stop right there. College women rape college men but few men tell. (RNN) - College women rape college men far less often than they are victims, but it does happen, experts say. Did You Actually Read the AAU Sexual Assault Survey?
Students and administrators have been rather abuzz lately with the release of the results from a sexual assault survey from the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) that covered 27 schools, including Cornell. The myth of the college “rape culture” DOJ: .61 Percent Of Students Are Sexually Assaulted. Myths » SAVE: Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. Even if false rape reports are rare, they shouldn't be ignored. An open letter of response to the children Of Oberlin, and their love letter to themselves. Trigger Warning – This response is NSFW (Not Sycophantic Feminist Wary) and as such may offend anyone who is self absorbed and likely to be a Delicate Snowflake. A Voice for Men – Humanist Counter-Theory in the Age of Misandry. Article « The Rape Culture Lie « Commentary Magazine. False Rape Society Archives: False Rape Allegations by Eugene J. Kanin.
8 Campus Rape Hoaxes Like UVA Rape Story. Setting the Record Straight on ‘1 in 5′ Boys raped more often than girls. 2015 » SAVE: Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. 2014 » SAVE: Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. No polling organization would ever be taken seriously if its sample size was 73, and neither should this 'study' on college rape » AEI. The Daily Bell - The Proofiness of the Politically Correct Rape. Three Myths of Rape That Need Sunlight.