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How College Dorm Rooms Facilitate Sexual Assault

Everything from furniture selection to the fact that upperclassmen are more likely to have single rooms increases the risk of assault

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DDiscussions of campus sexual assault prevention tend to focus on alcohol, pathological perpetrators, and the culture of toxic masculinity. As important as these…




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Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan are both professors at Columbia University. They are authors of Sexual Citizens, published by W.W. Norton

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