We have the power to stop rape culture with one word. Respect.
You don’t have to go too far on a college campus to know someone who has been affected by sexual assault. It’s a college campus epidemic, and somehow it’s becoming excusable. With minimal punishment for sexual assault crimes even here at Bucknell, we find justifications within the phrases, “They never said no”, “We were just so drunk, it didn’t mean anything”, “It will ruin their future”.
What if college campuses everywhere emphatically rejected the idea of sexual assault as being excusable?