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Campus Rape

Devin Rodriguez / WUSF News

  One in six women in Florida has been raped at some point in her life, and barely six in 1,000 rapists go to jail for their crimes.

The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association declared Thursday that they are going to renew their efforts to decrease sexual assault.

Consent Florida is a new initiative to change ideas concerning rape culture among young people. Rape culture is the environment which allows sexual violence against victims to be normalized and excused in society.

Florida State University President John Thrasher is condemning cable network CNN’s decision to air “The Hunting Ground” a film about campus rape, later this week.

"Male sex aggression on a university campus" was the title of one of the first studies published about a topic now very much in the news. Way back in 1957, sociologist Eugene Kanin posited a model where men used secrecy and stigma to pressure and exploit women.