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The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law

The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law


Now more than ever, it is critical that law students develop the ability to engage productively and analytically in conversations about sexual assault. Instead, though, many students and teachers appear to be absorbing a cultural signal that real and challenging discussion of sexual misconduct is too risky to undertake—and that the risk is of a traumatic injury analogous to sexual assault itself. This is, to say the least, a perverse and unintended side effect of the intense public attention given to sexual violence in recent years. If the topic of sexual assault were to leave the law-school classroom, it would be a tremendous loss—above all to victims of sexual assault.

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That's a problem.  Odd that people don't notice the problem with so much avoidance.  People really should toughen up.

Even the No More campaign highlights the difficulty people have talking about it:

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