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Not Alone April 29, 2014

Filed under: academia,law,rape,sexual assault,women in academia — philodaria @ 2:42 am

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has released its first report. A snippet:

Among the most promising prevention strategies – and one we heard a lot about in our listening sessions – is bystander intervention. Social norms research reveals that men often misperceive what other men think about this issue: they overestimate their peers’ acceptance of sexual assault and underestimate other men’s willingness to intervene when a woman is in trouble. And when men think their peers don’t object to abusive behavior, they are much less likely to step in and help. Programs like Bringing in the Bystander work to change those perspectives – and teach men (and women) to speak out against rape myths  (e.g., women who drink at parties are “asking for it”) and to intervene if someone is at risk of being assaulted.

The full report is here. 

 

 

One Response to “Not Alone”

  1. about time someone opened this issue! thank you. to be a bystander is to be complicit.


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