Web-based training can reduce campus rape, study concludes
Web-based training targeted at college-aged men is an effective tool for reducing the number of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, according to a researcher. The RealConsent program reduced sexually violent behavior and increased the likelihood a male student would intervene to prevent a sexual assault, said one author.More than 700 male undergraduate students at a large university were recruited to take part in the study, which surveyed them before the start of the training modules, after the training and six months later. The six-month follow-up found RealConsent participants were more likely to intervene to prevent sexual assault and less likely to perpetrate sexual violence than a control group.
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Texas Made Every Woman's Nightmare Totally Legal
Last week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals voted in an 8-1 ruling to strike down a law against “upskirting.” While affirming that taking sexualized, nonconsensual pictures of women in public was “intolerable,” the court ultimately found that a woman’s right to privacy did not override a photographer’s freedom of expression — even if that expression entails taking creepy pictures.