This top 10 list was found in the men’s room of a co-ed dorm at Ohio’s Miami University, encouraging boys to live it up by raping as much as possible.
If you can’t bring yourself to read the entire list… skip to Number 8 “If you are afraid the girl will identify you, slit her throat.”
What the hell is going on at our college campus?
I work in Afghanistan, where rape is often flipped around so that an accusation of adultery or prostitution can be placed upon the victim’s shoulders. I have met many women in jail under convictions of these morality crimes, having done nothing wrong except endured an unwanted, violent sexual attack. Only two years ago President Karzai bowed under the world’s pressure to officially rescind parts of a law he had previously signed that legalized marital rape.
But lest we consider America far above these sorts of oppressive and dehumanizing laws… consider that in Texas, marital rape was still legal in the 1990’s.
And now this….
I’m not sure what’s more disturbing… the fact that college boys came up with this in the first place, or the fact that the university administration did little to warn or protect its student body when they found out. When questioned, Barbara Jones, Vice President for Student Affairs stated the flyer “didn’t pose an immediate threat.” Considering 27 sexual assaults have been reported since 2009 at Miami University, I’d have to disagree.
But I’m sure a list found in a co-ed campus bathroom that ends with “Rape Rape Rape – it’s college boys live it up!” doesn’t post an immediate threat. Its just a joke right?
Tell that to 1 in 4 girls raped at college campus across the country. Funny, right?
My stomach hurts, but not from laughter.