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Monday, March 05, 2018

University should be one of the best times of your life. Independent for the first time, you're surrounded by new people, new experiences and new knowledge. For many, it's a time of exploration and self-discovery – and lots of hangovers. For others, however, the experience isn't so pleasant. A new report from Revolt Sexual Assault and The Student Room lays bare the brutal scale of sexual violence at UK universities: it seems that the majority of students are not having such a good time after all.


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A total of 4,500 students from 153 different UK institutions responded to the study – the first consultation of students on this issue in a decade. What it found was shocking: 62% of students and graduates have experienced sexual violence as per the definition used by Rape Crisis. Groping, harassment, unwanted touching, coercion, sexual assault, rape – all commonplace, it turns out, in UK universities. Shockingly, 8% of female respondents said they had been raped at university.


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Sounds like a problem.

Just as bad here in the US apparently.

Has everyone been raped? The numbers certainly bear that out, if you think that some people will not admit to being raped.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-05 03:29 PM | Reply

#1 We're here for you, Bruce.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-05 03:37 PM | Reply

Quite shocking and unacceptable. I suspect that the overindulgence of alcohol is a major part of the problem

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-05 04:27 PM | Reply

I blame the parents for not raising self aware kids. Too many go off to college not having any street smarts. My own kids would tell me how stupid the kids at school were it's amazing they even made to college

#4 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-03-05 04:56 PM | Reply

#2 you've never had an incident that would end up under one of these categories?

Lucky you.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-05 05:06 PM | Reply

"I blame the parents for not raising self aware kids."

I blame the rapists.

Taking a step back, I also blame people like you, who don't blame the rapists.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-05 05:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Have to agree with Snoop-a-loop here. The person doing the raping deserves to be blamed for the raping.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-05 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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