Prerequisite Rape Quiz [Sex in the News]

    Posted in Body, Guys, Lifestyle, Love

Of all the things you need to get in to university – a certain GPA, a good score on the SATs and recommendation letters – did you ever think you’d need to be able to ace a quiz on sexual assault and rape?

At the University of Montana, in order to enroll in classes, all students must complete an online video tutorial and score 100 percent on a quiz. It’s the first university to require students educate themselves on the “myths and facts” of sexual assault. It’s come as a response to several allegations of sexual assault on campus last semester. It’s trying to address the “rape-prone culture.”

Of course there are opponents to the program. While you could argue the effectiveness of it – it’s pretty easy to race through an online test and do well without actually paying attention to content. But I for one, think it’s something that more universities should be doing. After all how many times have you heard of a guy having sex with a girl that’s passed out and then saying “well she was a whore.” Even if a few students have their perceptions changed about what constitutes sexual assault it would be worth it.

What do you think? Would your university benefit from a program like this?

Leah graduated from Ryerson University with her Bachelor of Journalism. She’s currently interning at a design magazine in Toronto and spending her spare time baking tasty cupcakes. You can follow her @ElleandBee.

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