Nadia Dawisha, a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and blogger at Listengirlfriends.com, says that to help curb the campus sexual assault “epidemic,” professors should incorporate “Title IX language into syllabi.”
Has she been immersed in a cave over the past few weeks?
Sexual violence has been labeled by the Centers for Disease Control as a major public-health problem, affecting approximately one-fifth of American women. The percentages are staggering for younger women; it is estimated that between 20 to 25 percent will be the victims of a completed or attempted rape during their college careers alone.
It’s the statistic that simply won’t … die.
Of course, Ms. Dawisha is hardly alone.
Hey, if you want profs to incorporate contacts for “the [campus] Title IX coordinator, counseling services, a rape crisis center, and campus police,” that’s all well and good.
But let’s not do it on the basis of maintaining The Narrative, while either constantly parroting a phony stat (as in this case), or stating, as is also sometimes the case, that “Well, it doesn’t matter if the statistics are legitimate. It’s still an important issue that [women] want addressed.”
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