IS IT REALLY A MATTER OF OPINION?

by audreylegault on February 2, 2015 - 11:31pm

IS COLLEGE SEXUAL ASSAULT A FRATERNITY PROBLEM?

http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/is-college-sexual-assault-a-fraternity-problem/?ref=opinion

By ANNA NORTH JANUARY 29, 2015

 

IS IT REALLY A MATTER OF OPINION?

 

In the article “Is College Sexual Assault a Fraternity Problem?” Anna North tackles the issue related to the behavior certain college frats adopt. Sexual assault is an issue that a lot of college or universities campuses struggle with. Some universities has taken the initiative to “strip one fraternity of recognition” in order to prevent any more sexual assault. Others believe that thinking college frats are the only culprit is misguided and fraternities could have the potential to be part of the change instead of being the perpetrators.

 

Additionally, the article highlighted the opinion of a number of people involved in the issue. While some openly criticized the very existence of college frats, others preferred to point out the lack of supervision on college campus. It was obvious that theses associations of young men were not the only ones responsible for the sexual abuse done on women (and man) in the premises of college campuses. The blame wavered between college administration and fraternities. Others believed that the omnipresence of alcohol in these parties was the cause of this laisser-faire that led to the increasing number of sexual assaults.

 

The conclusion is that all colleges’ campuses and Greek fraternities are all different. Different policies should be set for different situations or different schools. The administration should also have a new perspective on the place fraternities should have on a college campus. Sexual assault is an issue that should be addressed more. 

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