Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cathy Young: "'Teach men not to rape': Turn off the outrage machine"

Today’s campus sexual assault prevention programs built around teaching men not to rape focus on telling male students to make extra-sure they have their partner’s consent, even if she seems willing. Such advice is likely to make many decent young men super-anxious or super-chivalrous — to the point of condescension — without having any impact on actual bad guys. It also perpetuates the idea, which [Dr. David] Lisak has criticized, that acquaintance rape is a misunderstanding rather than a deliberate act of violence.
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