A recent study reveals that 15 percent female freshmen are raped their first year at college or university. Freshman women are raped, according to the study, while they are incapacitated by drug or alcohol use. Story is here.
Incredibly, many colleges and universities don’t require – and even discourage – that local police departments investigate rapes, preferring that reports are merely filed with campus police. To understand why, you need too know that the federal government spends tens of millions of your hard-earned tax dollars on programs telling students how to reduce sexual assaults but never mentions even once that excessive drinking is the leading factor in campus rapes?
How is this possible in a culture that supposedly upholds the rights of women? The answer clearly is “political correctness.”
John Banzahf is a professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School. Not a conservative, he’s been called a “radical feminist” by many of his detractors. He explains the disconnect between intoxication and rape on campus at the highest levels of the federal government as well as in the leadership of America’s colleges and universities:
“[T]he guide for obtaining government funds to reduce sexual violence on campus says that campus projects aimed at reducing rapes which focus primarily on alcohol abuse are considered ‘out of scope.’”
He adds that the Office of Violence Against Women “even goes so far as to censor those who want to speak out about the connection.”
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the reason is that warning women about drinking to excess increases the danger that young women might blame themselves for the attack.
“While the statistic show that alcohol and sex can be a dangerous combination – at least half the students involved in alleged sexual assaults were drinking – campus officials are reluctant to put the two in the same sentence,” the journal reports. “The discussion of alcohol and sexual violence is the ‘third rail of discourse.’”
But it's not 50 percent of campus rapes that involve intoxication; the figure is actually an astonishing 92 percent, according to the most recent studies.
“It’s obvious that being drunk affects a woman’s judgment about whether to have sex, as well as about getting into situations in which being assaulted is far more probable,” says Banzhaf. “Furthermore, not being able to testify about what happened can make it difficult, if not impossible, to prosecute such cases.”
“This is a striking example of how women’s lives are being ruined, and millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money is being wasted, all because of political correctness run amok.”