Evergreen Chronicles: Frank Bruni | American “movies, manners and a set of mores” condone rape

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Katie McDonough, Salon

August 13, 2013 | It has been two days since the last of the four suspects in the Vanderbilt University rape case turned himself in to Tennessee police. Five months since the Steubenville verdict was handed down, and barely a day since we last read about the sexual assault crisis in the American military. The sheer abundance of stories about rape and sexual violence that appear in headlines day after day may lead some to believe that violence against women is some kind of tragic inevitability.

But in a Tuesday column for the New York Times, Frank Bruni spoke with Chris Kilmartin, a psychology professor and expert on sexual assault prevention, to debunk the idea that men have an “ineradicable predatory streak” and discuss the work Kilmartin is doing with the military to improve its culture and change entrenched attitudes towards women and sexual violence among service members.

Full story…http://evergreenedigest.org/frank-bruni-american-“movies-manners-and-set-mores”-condone-rape

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