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President Barack Obama met with senior advisers and cabinet officials Wednesday (Jan. 22) to address the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.

He wants colleges and universities to work harder at policing and preventing these attacks.


At a ceremony in the East Room, Obama created a special task force of senior administration officials to coordinate federal enforcement efforts against rape. He was surrounded by senior advisors on his White House Council of Women and Girls, which released a review of past and proposed future actions by the administration, titled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Call to Action.”
The issues of rape and sexual assault are important to many women’s groups, which were crucial to the President’s election victories.

According to the report, many sexual assaults on campus occur at parties where victims are often “abused when they’re drunk, under the influence of drugs, passed out or otherwise incapacitated.” It also noted that attackers are often repeat offenders, citing a study that found of the 7 percent of male students who admitted to committing or attempting rape, two-thirds said they had done so multiple times–a shocking six times on average.

Most campus sex offenders are never arrested or prosecuted, the report said, because women rarely report the crimes, partly because of negative police attitudes toward the victims who file such complaints.

Obama gave the task force 90 days to come up with recommendations for how educational institutions might prevent and respond to sexual assaults. He also charged it with determining whether colleges are complying with existing legal obligations.

Obama also asked the task force for proposals to raise awareness of how different colleges view and respond to sexual assaults and to make sure federal agencies get involved when college officials fail to confront problems on their campuses.
The President said a priority was finding ways to encourage more males to intervene and report when they see an assault underway.

“I want every young man in America to feel some strong peer pressure in terms of how they are supposed to behave and treat women,” Obama said.

By Obama’s side was Vice President Joe Biden, who played an instrumental role 20 years ago in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, which opened federal courts to victims of physical abuse and sexual assault. Last year, the President reauthorized and expanded the law.

“Our daughters, our sisters, our wives, our mothers, our grandmothers have every single right to expect to be free from violence and sexual abuse,” Biden said, adding, “Men have to take more responsibility. Men have to intervene. The measure of manhood is willingness to speak up and speak out, and begin to change the culture.” The State Column

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Post time 2014-1-23 19:30:26 |Display all floors
Anonymous:

How about the rape of the nations by the war criminals who invade and terrorize them sir?

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kongque:

The punishment for rape should be death and that applies to all those US service personnel who rape the women and children of the countries they invade and have bases such as Okinawa. Rape has become a "boutique industry" among the gang members and they see it as a "right of passage" to gaining their "colours" - where the evidence is clear sentence the perpetrators to death and keep the lawyers away from protracted appeal processes where they make fortunes playing the system. These low life scum destroy innocent peoples lives - why should the criminals be treated like they are the victims instead of the real victims? Kill them and rid society of the flawed genetic material that permeates the culture. I note that Mr. Obama is quiet about the rape culture that exists in India yet wants to police everything in all other countries while pointing finger at PRC for "human rights" abuse. Well Mr. Obama is it an abuse of human rights that the PRC has a very quick and final rape punishment?

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Anonymous:

Provided it does not include invading another nation! Or, that's covered too? Aren't many innocent people victims of rapes when their countries are invaded by war criminals? A dollar spent on a mirror at a dollar store can solve much of the problem right there.

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Dr. Octopus:

Mr. Obama, the prevalence of rape in US Colleges and Universities is an affront to women, and US society as a whole, not just to the aspirations of the victims and their families. Mr. Obama, the prevention of rape and the conviction of rapists is what should be celebrated. Your ceremony for the “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Call to Action”, which I'm sure will be as affective as the military's SHARP program, is beyond embarrassing. Encouraging snitching, or displaying posters, will not prevent rape. The rape epidemic in the US is a glaring indication of how far American society has declined while accelerating along its continued trajectory. The US men committing such brutal crimes lack moral character. This cannot be easily fixed. Mr. Obama, feel free to continue paying lip service to real problems, peddling easy answers, believing others aspire to be like Americans, and patting yourself on the back...

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Post time 2014-1-23 19:58:30 |Display all floors
“I want every young man in America to feel some strong peer pressure in terms of how they are supposed to behave and treat women,” Obama said.


Bravo Obama.

There should be more male peer pressure that make these acts wrong instead of the peer pressure that encourages guys to rape girls who are unconscious at a party.

Thank god he didn't put the fault of rape on the girls.

  
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Post time 2014-1-23 22:34:47 |Display all floors
Sent Obama to India's West Bengal state to talk to the men.
Gang rape a young woman for punishment. The headman of the woman's village fined the couple 25,000 rupees for "the crime of falling in love". The woman had no money to pay then the headman called some men to rape her.
just in today news
A system that cannot nip greed in the bud, this system becomes the breeding ground of crime.

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