The Sexual Assault Problem on College Campuses July 29, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
This isn’t a super-thorough debunking of the “1 in 5 women” statistic, but it’ll do:
The oft-cited statistic that “one in five women is sexually assaulted by the end of her college career” has become a battle cry for those pushing for strict and severe sexual assault campus policies.
The statistic that 20 percent of all coeds will be sexually assaulted or raped before they leave college was taken from a 2007 study conducted by the Justice Department, and it paints a truly horrifying picture.
The problem is, the statistic is flimsy and unsubstantiated at best – and maliciously manipulated as a means to an end at worst.
But let’s assume that it’s true for a moment. And let’s assume that the feminist mantra that “all men are potential rapists” is also true.
So doesn’t that mean we should go back to single-sex campuses or at least single-sex dormitories? Isn’t that the logical first step one would take to stop this epidemic of sexual assault?
Seems kind of obvious that putting healthy young horndogs in close proximity with nubile coeds, combined with instructing them that premarital sex is nothing special, would naturally lead to a lot of misunderstandings (at best) and stepping over the line (or even worse). The reason we used to never set up this situation was because we didn’t think it would work out. But the women’s rights movement insisted that not permitting women to be in the same school or same dormitory constituted discrimination, to the point where The Catholic University had to go to court 3 years ago to defend reinstating same-sex dormitories.
I think feminists are responsible for a great portion of their (exaggerated) complaints.