The Effects Of Sexual Assault On College Campuses Essay

2508 Words Dec 1st, 2016 11 Pages
Introduction There is a problem that is looming over our society that not every many humans would like to talk about. Some say it is an epidemic, some say it is a women’s issue, others say it is not a problem at all. Just a problem made up by the media. Whatever the masses would like to say about it, the basic terminology is sexual assault or gender-based violence. There has been debate on the type of policies that should be in place for combating sexual assault on college campuses. Every college campus has different sexual assault policies; however, Minnesota, New York and California have many policies for all their colleges. The main issue with policy surrounding sexual assault is no one wants to talk about it because it is very uncomfortable. Another reason why there is an issue getting policy for sexual assault passed is because the humans that are making laws are mainly white males, and the statistics show that one in five women with be sexual assaulted and one in sixteen with be sexual assaulted ("Statistics About Sexual Violence”). Making it a problem for the humans to care about the topic because it, for the most part, does not affect their gender. This issue is an important one because when a human is sexual assault their fundamental human rights are violated and the punishment for this crime is scattered and not well executed among the states; some states are better than others. It is also an issue because being sexual assault puts an emotional toll on them;…

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