Rape And Sexual Assault On College Campuses Essay

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Rape and Sexual Assault on College Campuses: the Factors that Lead to this Growing Social Problem and how we as a Society Combat Against it Introduction
Emma Sulkowicz, a senior at Columbia University, carried her mattress around her campus, from class to class, all of last year as a form of protest against her rapist who was not expelled from school, reported by Time Magazine. This story made news all across the country, leaving many wondering how this could possibly happen, and why it continues to happen. This is just one of the highly publicized cases of rape on college campuses, which also illuminates how often time administrators fail to bring justice to the victim. It seems as if of lately that rape and sexual assault on college campuses have become far too normal in our society, meaning that we have almost become numb to them because they happen so frequently. When we hear about a rape on a campus, it is often neither surprising nor shocking to us, which is a definite social, and criminal, problem. The question we have to address then is, why do these types of crimes continue to occur, and what factors contribute to this ongoing issue? It may be easy to point a finger at society as a whole, and say that parents have wrongfully raised their sons to behave in such a way, but there may be even more factors that work together to encourage someone to commit sexual assault. Because of this, I believe that once the factors that cause rape are identified and eliminated,…

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