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Sex Advice: Unbelievable as Usual
Although the Times says that groping is a big problem in the subways on NYC,
Sexual Harassment Is ‘No. 1 Quality of Life Offense’ on Subways, Police Say
The peak times in which women report sexual harassment or assaults on the subways are the late morning rush, roughly 8 to 10 a.m., followed by the early afternoon rush, 4 to 6 p.m.
One stretch of the subways — the crowded Nos. 4, 5 and 6 lines between Grand Central Terminal and Union Square — is a particular source of complaints.
And the average age of the men arrested for sexual offenses on the subways this year is 39.
These facts emerged on Thursday during a joint City Council hearing at which three committees — on transportation, women’s issues and public safety — summoned officials from the Police Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to discuss a pervasive problem that strikes a chord with many subway riders, who say they have been ogled, groped, flashed, harassed and even attacked.[Emphasis added]
it seems that this kind of behavior is encouraged at the College (with the printing paid for by you-know-who):
Meanwhile, at large in New Hampshire, groping appears to be against the law.
The D had a full report on the Consent Day event publicized above:
Over 17 Greek and community organizations staged informational booths and games such as sex-position twister and lubricant tasting during this year’s annual Consent Day, which took place on Friday afternoon…
Programming Board donated $1,800 for food and decorations for Consent Day…
Consensual groping makes as much sense as consensual rape. And donated money? Well, if you think a student’s parents donated tuition money to the College, I guess that this works, too.
One would expect the use of more supple and accurate language from the College and her student journalists.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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