Sunday, May 31, 2009

University of the Pacific introduces its definition of rape

"In May 2008, a female basketball player at the University of the Pacific claimed that she was raped by three male basketball players at a party. The University's officials, however, don't consider it "outright rape." "We would consider it date rape," says University spokesman Richard Rojo, noting that he believes that "outright rape" only involves "a rapist jumping out of bushes and attacking people randomly." It only gets worse from there: Rojo, who admits that the incident was, indeed, sexual assault, downplays the woman's rape as "a social situation and unfortunately an all-too common problem at universities."" (thanks Julie)