New research from the National Union of Students into lad culture and sexism on campus has revealed that one in four students experience unwanted sexual advances. NUS President Toni Pearce writes:
To my knowledge, no university (Plymouth being the notable exception) seems to think it plays a role in tackling a campus culture that permits a “Fresher’s Violation” club night advertised with a video of a male student saying he would rape a female peer. Or university students going out in casual rape T-shirts and playing “it’s not rape if…” drinking games. These are not isolated occurrences but part of a larger culture that has a serious negative impact on students’ academic experiences.
Read the rest of her piece here.