Alcohol's Role In Sexual Assault

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The transition into college life comes with different experiences and other than academic exposes, students’ get involved in alcohol consumption. Ultimately, Robin Wilson’s article aims to answer “why colleges don’t talk about alcohol’s role in sex assaults.” The writer reveals the sensitivity of the issue, administrators fear of blame, the students’ perspective and sexual assault prevention programs that do not focus fully on alcohol as a proximal cause of sexual assault. Moreover, he highlights administrators’ obligation to prevent sexual assault occurrences and “promptly and fairly, penalize” perpetrators. The write indicates that though statistics show that “half of students involved in alleged sexual assaults’’ used alcohol, college administrators …show more content…
First, on a larger part, he informatively shows how their exertion on the issue in question and how their message is received with an immediate negative reaction. There are college leaders who have taken the initiative through online courses, to create awareness of sexual assault how to prevent it. He remains objective in part as he delves deeper to explain the reasons behind their fears. Secondly, his general assumption is that alcohol role in sexual assault cannot be addressed fully and that administrators are not relaying the message as required. Essentially he puts down the perspective of some the college leaders who may or may not represent the entire populations’ view. Though leaders have a role in addressing alcohol-sexual assault issue he barely indicated that everyone is responsible for their safety and behavior. In fact, he did not bring perpetrators in to proper perspective given that some use alcohol to bait victims. Finally, he lays the burden squarely on college leaders though the alcohol issue is a behavioral matter that calls for personal responsibility to make wise decisions on alcohol …show more content…
Attributes Though some colleges are aggressive in dealing with the issue through education programs Though, there are other internal and external factors affecting, the writer did not fully explore them. Alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse and alcohol related sexual violence has been a perennial problem in the society. Given that Alcohol consumption in some students start early and campus life aggravates this behavior, it would deem difficult for administrators to control already heavy drinkers or rather wean them from drinking. Furthermore, college life gives freedom such that when students leave their parents they are ready to explore the unimaginable

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