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Penn State Releases Sexual Assault Survey Results and It’s Not Good

Penn State University has released results from a sexual assault survey that was conducted with female students on campus and the results aren’t good at all. As it turns out, according to Susan Snyder of Philly.com, “more than a quarter of female students surveyed at Pennsylvania State University’s main campus said they were victims of sexual assault while at the University.”

The university stated that 9,427 students completed the survey. Of those females that stated they were harassed, a majority of them “did not report the incidents to authorities.” Here are some of the findings straight from the survey:

  • Among undergraduates, 27.5 percent of women, 6.2 percent of men and 25.7 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer respondents said they had been the victim of at least one instance of sexual assault or attempt;
  • Among graduate students, 10.4 percent of women, 2.7 percent of men and 13 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer respondents said they had been the victim of at least one instance of sexual assault or attempt;
  • Among undergraduates who reported being victimized by at least one incident of non-consensual sexual contact, 77.5 percent said they had used alcohol or drugs just prior to the incident; 72.8 percent said the perpetrator had used alcohol or drugs just prior to the incident;
  • Among graduate students who reported being victimized by at least one incident of non-consensual sexual contact, 59.7 percent had used alcohol or drugs just prior to the incident; 58 percent said the perpetrator had used alcohol or drugs just prior to the incident;
  • 1 percent of undergraduates and 32 percent of graduate students said they “always” or “most of the time” walked a friend home who had too much to drink home from a party, bar or other social event if they had been a bystander in that situation.

Paul Apicella, who oversees sexual misconduct issues at the school, stated, “We’re troubled by it. Those numbers are highlighting for us that we have work to do and that there are a lot of opportunities for improvement.”

To say that more work needs to be done to protect females on college campuses across America would be a gross understatement. And the number of vile male individuals in college is astronomical. I don’t know, guys, but maybe you can take rejection with a small amount of dignity? Or just let women live their own lives without having to worry about your sick and twisted impulses? Stop this behavior and grow the hell up.

You can find the link to the individual summary report by each campus here.

1 Comment

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  1. Dub-yah

    04/15/2016 at 12:59 PM

    These numbers should go down once we have a president who compares looks between wives, jokes that a member of the media is upset because she’s bleeding, and calls for violence against people.

    Cool country.

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