Sex on Campus

November 4, 1994 • Volume 4, Issue 41
Will new programs cut the sexual assault rate?
By Sarah Glazer


Dire warnings about date rape together with the specter of AIDS have cast a grim shadow over sexual relations on campuses in the 1990s. Colleges are getting tougher with male students who press unwanted sex on women. The date rape movement, started by victims protesting insensitive treatment by campus police and administrators, has become institutionalized. The federal government now requires virtually every college to offer programs aimed at stopping sexual assaults. Rape-prevention educators argue that the heightened awareness of rape will help place sexual relations between men and women on an equal footing, reducing sexual exploitation by men. Critics say the movement is creating needless hysteria on campus, encouraging women to cry rape over miscommunication and regretted sex.

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