Are College Campuses a Hostile Environment for Women?

I was just sent a link to this segment from a Boston NPR program about hostility, especially sexual violence, against women on college campuses across the country. If you have 5 minutes, 20 minutes, 45 minutes, take some time to check out this segment. It mentions the talk that VP Joe Biden gave at the University of New Hampshire a few days ago, where he said, among other things, that “no means no means no.”

Here is a link to Mr. Biden’s speech at UNH on April 4th.

Sexual assault on college campuses is a huge reality. During the NPR segment, one of the guests said that we talk so much about numbers.. that statistically, one in four (1 in 4) college-aged women will be sexual assaulted while at college. That is one in four daughters, one in four sisters. And people are not outraged? She went on to say that if one in four laptops were stolen on a college campus, there would be an uprising.

Food for thought.

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