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  •  I am not so sure that the problem is that the (6+ / 0-)

    kids or students don't know what they are doing is wrong but rather that our society has a perverse view of sex on so many levels.  For example, in many cases, it is the victim who is punished for "outing" the attacker as opposed to the actual attacker, esp. in cases of acquaintance rape.  We have seen this over and over where communities rally around accused rapists against their victims, in some cases trying to shame the victim into withdrawing charges and in others, even encouraging the victim to commit suicide

    •  Oh I think many do know it is wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      angelajean

      (although even there, I bet if you polled college students about whether or not it is 'wrong' for two drunken people to have sex, it would be a tossup as to where the answers came back.)

      but that some don't actually consider it to be 'rape'.

      But I agree that it is simply shocking that victims are then victimized again bu communities that simply want to ignore the fact that their young men are committing crimes.

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