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  •  Excellent diary. One more facet I think you (5+ / 0-)

    should address are colleges that appear to be retaliating against women who report campus rapes to the criminal justice system as appears to be happening at North Carolina. If what I'm reading is correct the victims are being further traumatized by a campus system primarily designed to shut them up.

    I believe that a representative from the Police/District Attorney should be present and speak at the orientation for new students. It should be made clear to everybody, including campus administrators, that rape is a crime and that campus dispute adjudication venues are not appropriate for reporting serious crimes. If rapes are reported to the criminal authorities more pressure would come to bear on college administrators to properly report sexual violence on campus and to take active steps to reduce the rate of rape on their campus. Without an external prod university officials will take the easy route of cover up.

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