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Posted on October 5 at 8:27 p.m.
To be fair, it would have to be coed fraternities and sororities. There are groups on campuses for all types of people - LGBT, Latino, African American, Native American, Jewish etc. It should be acceptable for men and women of every color and ethnic background to have their own group without stereotyping.
On Sex and Rape in Isla Vista
Posted on October 4 at 3:37 p.m.
You make really good points. However, both England and Australia, where the drinking age is lower, are facing similar issues with binge drinking and sex under the influence. I agree that many students would be better off living at home. Handling the responsibilities and the freedom of living away from home is for mature students only. I can't understand a parent footing the bill for a student to live in IV and attend SBCC.
Posted on October 4 at 1:20 p.m.
Passing laws about sexual assault is putting a bandaid on a symptom of binge drinking. If lawmakers and universities would focus on curbing alcohol consumption, sexual assault and many other problems would be greatly reduced.
When I read these articles, I realize that most young women do not understand the difference between rape under the law and drunken hookups. Blaming young men who were equally or maybe even more intoxicated may help ease the pain of their poor judgment and regret for sex under the influence, but when these young women leave their college campus, the real world will be waiting and they will need to be responsible for themselves.
Posted on October 3 at 5:31 p.m.
Drunken consensual sex is very different from rape and should not be compared. A drunk 19 year old male student is no more capable of good judgment than a drunk 19 year old woman and he should not be held responsible for her behavior. A student who claims not to remember what happened the next day could have appeared to be lucid and consenting at the time, especially when stimulants are combined with alcohol.
Women can not turn back the clock to 1900 and expect chivalry and protection when it is convenient or suits our agenda.
Warning female students about the consequences of drinking is not victim blaming. It's smart.