“Every 21 hours there is a rape on an American College Campus” (Sexual Violence on College Campuses). Sexual assault is something many have heard of and maybe know someone who was sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Sexual assault and sexual violence has been around for as long as our history books can tell us. With multiple cultural changes and new “fads”, as some may say, of college life; sexual assault has become a sort of recurring phenomenon of college lifestyles. This is not a positive thing and in no way should this be labeled as something good for college campuses. Sexual assault on college campuses should be prosecuted as rape can be falsely accused, non-consensual or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and is permanently damaging to the victim.
False accusations of sexual assault are more frequent for this new generation. Whether it is a form of “cry rape” for attention, as some would say, or sometimes out of spite. Without a reliable case or a reliable source of information, a case cannot be fully filed as “rape”. In an interview with NPR Sports back in 2010, they were discussing the case of an FSU Football player who was accused of rape and had no charges filed against him (Fla. Prosecutor: No Sexual Assault Charges For FSU Football Star). One of the prosecutors on the case said that, “He carefully examined all the evidence in this case and concluded no charges will be filed” (Fla, Prosecutor: line 7). There are two sides to every story and in sexual assault cases, both sides are crucial to any case; one thing said on one side of the story can change the entire case. The woman who reported the rape said that the sex was not consensual and that the football star did in fact rape her. According to his att...
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