Home : 23 September 2015
By Dana Wallace '16
One in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted while in college – that is 20% of all women on campus, and 4% of men. The figure can be murky because, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an estimated 95% of campus assaults go unreported. Further muddying the waters is the fact that many victims of sexual assault do not consider what happened to them to be assault; they just know this action made them feel “gross” or they did not wish to participate in an activity but did not stop it from happening, so they think they were not assaulted because they did not effectively halt the aggressor.
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