On campus

1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact, study finds

(Kendrick Brinson/The New York Times)


Our nation’s eyes have turned to rape culture and campus sexual assault, and the headlines reflect the troubling statistics. “How many surveys will it take before we act with the urgency these crimes demand?”, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asked in the response to the latest survey released this week, which found that one in four women said they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college. The Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey was sent to 780,000 students and 150,000 participated in the online questionnaire, which researchers say does not represent a full sample of the nation’s colleges and universities. Of the undergraduate women who participated, 23 percent said they had been physically forced — or threatened with force — into nonconsensual sexual contact. The percentage for undergraduate men was 5 percent.

Read the full story at ABC News.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *