College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

October 10, 2014
College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

There are several related but separate legislative efforts underway to combat the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. Most controversial is California’s new sexual assault law, which requires affirmative consent prior to sexual intercourse. In addition, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has co-sponsored with seven other senators the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This action is a […]

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For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists

October 6, 2014
For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists

Much of the talk of combating sexual assault on college campuses has been sidelined by debates over how often rape actually occurs. Columnists like Cathy Young point to a bias against males based on a bogus statistic that claims 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault on campus. The Obama administration stands by the 20% […]

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Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University is a fascinating case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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Punk’d on Tinder

September 30, 2014
Punk’d on Tinder

There’s an interesting pair of videos making the rounds, with both male and female versions. A couple of pickup artists made the vids after learning that while women’s greatest fear in online dating is meeting up with a serial killer, men are most fearful of meeting someone fat. Not having access to any serial killers, […]

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Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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