Sexual assault at colleges isn’t new. And it’s not about young women who binge drink or wear tight clothing. Here, a prominent feminist examines the phenomenon
by Jennifer Baumgardner
My older sister was raped at a high school party, the first time she tried alcohol. She drank too much too quickly, felt woozy and went into a bedroom to lie down. A guy she knew followed her in and proceeded to have sex with her. She was 14, and a virgin.
Although it made no logical sense, overnight her reputation went from painfully shy, viola-playing, straight-A student to wanton slut.