ERIC Number: EJ1057323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 43
"Yes Means Yes"? Sexual Consent Policy and College Students
Jozkowski, Kristen N.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v47 n2 p16-23 2015
Over the last few years, there have been some egregious examples of rape culture on college campuses that call into question the effectiveness of current sexual-assault policies. This article contains brief recaps of four recent events that took place at prominent American universities, drawn from a laundry list of contemporary examples. They exemplify rape culture in general, but they specifically demonstrate a deliberate disregard for consent. The four events recapped are: (1) Yale University's "No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal" Chant; (2) University of Southern California's "Gullet Report"; (3) Miami University of Ohio's "Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape"; and (4) University of Kansas' Sexual Assault. The author examines some of the messages that culture sends regarding sexual consent and the ways in which it influences the sexual behavior of college students in the United States.
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Rape, School Policy, Program Effectiveness, Prevention, State Legislation, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Communication, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Florida; Kansas