Wait! A Former College President Who Implies It’s ‘Her’ Fault?

Wait! A Former College President Who Implies It’s ‘Her’ Fault?

I just read another article about a man being interviewed and “implying” that it’s a woman’s fault if she gets raped or there is an attempted rape. My blood is boiling. I understand that this is still an all too common thread in our culture’s conversations, especially by men in their 40s and up who work on college campuses. I understand it, but that does not make it any easier to “stomach”. This article was in the Huffington Post. But it doesn’t even really matter where it was. I’ve seen the articles in the NY Times, Yahoo News, and on CNN, and so on. We have to look at our language. Our language helps define our culture and our society. With any progressive movement, there were often lots of talks, lectures, and articles that lead up to and helped cause the positive changes. The women’s suffragette movement took a considerable amount of talking. There were many, many conversations and meetings among the abolitionists leading up to the Civil War. And I feel like we are in another war at the moment. Last week I read another article in Time about sexual assault for MEN in the military. I have spoken on bases about sexual assault. I know the statistics for women being assaulted, but I was not clear on how high the numbers were for men. Frankly, I am appalled. And horrified. I don’t understand sexual predators or serial rapists. I know that there are sick people in this world, but my brain cannot conceive of what’s been going on all over our country. I grew up feeling like...

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