Sexual Assault, Rape, And Rape

1644 Words Dec 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Sexual Assault
Sexual coercion, sexual assault, and rape are acts of violence with numerous physical and mental health consequences (Helgeson, 430). It is important for future generations to be informed about these topics so that we can it prevent it from continuing. Sexual assaults are a rising problem for female teens on college campuses because of the discrepancies with the no means no policy, reoccurring problems with college fraternities, and today’s “rape” culture enabling sexual assault.
It all started when the sexual assault prevention group Culture of Respect attended the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault in July to promote its forthcoming website. According to the Department of Justice, sexual assault is defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. The nonprofit passed out business cards and marketing all emblazoned with the phrase “No Means No” (New). For a while, this slogan seemed to be a perfect fit in order to try and prevent sexual assault, but it was not until recently that people started having second thoughts about this. According to Allison Korman, the group’s executive director, ““No means no” is out and “yes means yes” is in.” Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a legislation that required all colleges in…

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