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Sexual assault on campus and the curse of the hookup culture

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 9, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    Indeed, we are reaping the whirlwind.

  • Shane333 Cedar Hills, UT
    May 9, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    A fascinating article. I think the author did well in showing how physical intimacy without emotional connection is a big part of the problem. Another huge part of the problem are false rape claims, often as a result of "buyer's remorse" when a female may regret a previous decision and then claim rape to escape the social consequences. False rape claims, such as the classic one involving the Duke University lacrosse team, hurt the true victims by giving law enforcement and school officials reason to doubt claims.

    The false claims at Duke resulted in three innocent students being arrested, prosecuted, defamed and vilified. The team coach was forced to resign and his property vandalized. Racial tensions worsened. Nifong, the lead prosecutor, was disbarred. The university had to financially settle with dozens of players and the coach. The city, the prosecutor, and the police were federally found guilty of how they handled the case.

    This is just one example of why universities and the police are so careful when investigating claims...and how false claims hurt real victims.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    May 9, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    6 out of ten coeds have sex before marriage?
    What is the rate of sexual encounters at a private church owned University that has rules set by guidelines that does not allow premarital sex?