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    RiversongApr 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    As there is no such thing as “rape culture” in the US, where rape has always been treated as a major crime and is condoned by no one, and as no study has ever found “one in four college women have reported surviving rape or attempted rape”, and as consent is never clear-cut or unambiguous and sexuality is one of the most confused and confusing elements of human relationship, this diatribe reflects some combination of woeful ignorance and ideological dogmatism.

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    JackApr 21, 2015 at 8:01 am

    That “1 in 4” statistic has been thoroughly debunked. (The original study’s authors stated that the findings only applied to the particular university they studied, and in case one doesn’t realize it, that the findings aren’t readily applicable to the rest of the nation. They also used an expansive definition of sexual assault.) If you look at actual crime statistics and inflate them for whatever your guess of “underreporting” is, you won’t come close to “1 in 4,” and DOJ statistics indicates that campuses are actually safer than the general population for college-aged women.

    It might be surprising, but people can learn what consent is in the same way they learn many other moral imperatives; it doesn’t just have to be from your government.