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Colleges Opening Up to Men's Needs?
posted by Scott on Friday May 11, @10:08PM
from the education dept.
Education Nightmist writes "USA Today ran this article detailing a lack of attention to male body-image problems on college campuses. More intriguing, however, are the final four paragraphs of the column, which claim that more campuses are beginning to include men in sexual assault awareness programs. Although it doesn't go into a whole lot of detail, the author hints at the wrongness of the male/female equals oppressor/victim mentality. However, she does focus more on men supporting anti-violence against women campaigns and less on violence against men."

Source: USA Today [newspaper]

Title: Colleges start to realize men need body-image help, too

Author: Kimberly Shearer Palmer

Date: May 10, 2001

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Interesting side note (Score:1)
by Nightmist (nightmist@mensactivism.org) on Friday May 11, @10:51PM EST (#1)
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An interesting side note on violence. While searching for more articles on men's issues I came across a PDF titled "Facts About Women and the Law," a booklet produced by the American Bar Association. At one point, the booklet mentions that women may be most victimized by sex crimes, but that men are by far the highest percentage of victims of violent crime overall. Of course, now that I've mentioned it, I can't find the URL again.
Re:Interesting side note (Score:1)
by Scott (scott@mensactivism.org) on Friday May 11, @11:28PM EST (#2)
(User #3 Info) http://www.vortxweb.net/gorgias/mens_issues/index.html
This is a well-known fact, that men are the primary victims of violent crime, even when sexual assualt is taken into account. See Warren Farrell's work for sources and more info on these facts.

Re:Interesting side note (Score:2)
by Marc Angelucci on Saturday May 12, @12:03AM EST (#3)
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I'm surprised the ABA would admit that, because they have told so many falsehoods about the number of male victims it is unreal. We have exposed them by printing letters in their journal but they refuse to correct their falsehoods. When that happens, in my opinion, it becomes a lie. The California Bar exam is doing the same. Their literature says males make 5% of victims but gives no data for it. I spent weeks calling them and getting ignored until I gave them my state bar number and asked for the supervisor. Suddenly they responded and took all my data and are "looking into it." They were (or acted) totally clueless about the data on male victims.
Re:Interesting side note (Score:1)
by Nightmist (nightmist@mensactivism.org) on Saturday May 12, @12:35AM EST (#4)
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The name of the PDF file was "womenlaw.pdf." I still can't find it again and I would love to post a link to it. Although I am somewhat new to the men's movement, I can say that I have always suspected what I am now learning as fact (among those that men make up the higher percentage of victims of violence). The womenlaw.pdf file is most certainly pro-woman, but I definitely remember reading in there the admission that men are the higher percentage. The document is organized in FAQ format. The percentages came up in the sections related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Umm, found it (Score:1)
by Nightmist (nightmist@mensactivism.org) on Saturday May 12, @12:40AM EST (#5)
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I should've been searching for the file name all along. Here's the URL. Be aware that unless you have the Acrobat plug-in for your browser installed the file will download to your hard drive. http://www.abanet.org/media/fact books/womenlaw.pdf
Re:Umm, found it (Score:1)
by Tom Campbell (campbelt@NOSPAMusa.net) on Saturday May 12, @08:55AM EST (#6)
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Does anyone else find it ironic that Holyoke and Smith are putting up "gender neutral" posters?
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