Binge drinking is one of the most problematic behaviors among college students. Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Arizona attributed the increase in rape cases to heavy drinking college environments (College Alcohol Study par. 1). Furthermore, the study found that college women with medium and high-binge drinking rates stood high chances of getting sexual assaulted while intoxicated. Overconsumption of alcohol on university campuses leads to an increase in sexual assaults and implementing mandatory alcohol workshops will reduce the number of cases by exposing incoming freshman to the dangers of alcohol in conjunction with sexual assaults.
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While it is difficult to ascertain whether alcohol may directly lead to sexual assault, it can be speculated that the perpetrators of sexual assault are involved in drinking before committing the crime as a way of justifying their behaviors. Herman contends that men who take alcohol in large amounts at parties and bars are likely to show aggressive or unwanted behaviors towards women (par. 4). Also, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism associates the aggressiveness and victimization to excessive alcohol consumption (par. 1). Herman terms alcohol as the most common “date rape” drug since most of the perpetrators and victims use the same reasoning that they were “too …show more content…
1). There are many options in which the college and university administrations may reduce sexual assaults in the campuses include enlightening the students about what consenting about sex means. The association of alcohol with diseases such as liver cirrhosis and cancer has also been proven as an effective strategy in getting the students to reconsider their drinking habits (Sifferlin par. 2). Although this could be a misrepresentation of the harmful effects of alcohol, but it could also mean that the addicts may be willing to engage in activities to reduce their exposure to alcohol.
Binge drinking may lead to injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and brain damage. Thus, there is a need to come up with workshops which deal with these cases. Evidently, the victims would find it as an opportunity to refrain from excessive consumption of alcohol. These workshops may also attract potential perpetrators and victims of sexual assault to ensure that they are taught on how to protect or prevent themselves from sexual
This shows the reader how overlooked and dangerous the drinking problem is. This also gives the reader insight on what causes colleges trouble to attack
After spending nearly a year fighting over the devastating trial, another rape victim has their justice ripped from their grasp. In January of 2015, Brock Turner, a well-known Stanford swimmer committed an act of assault on an innocent victim who couldn’t recall what had happened. Two nearby bikers who witnessed Turner on top of the victim in an alleyway behind a dumpster, chased down and tackled the unforgiving man. Because of the victim’s intoxicated state, Turner’s attorneys used that to their advantage, claiming that only Brock could recollect the events that happened in that evening. The victim received no opportunity to express how the assault had mentally damaged her as his attorneys picked and prodded the victim through questions about
In 2015, Brock Turner, a student from Stanford, sexually assaulted a young woman on campus. Turner claimed that “his actions [were] the product of a culture of drinking, peer pressure and ‘sexual promiscuity’’ which led him to having 6 months in jail on Judge Persky’s ruling. The aftermath of the case, Stanford University, according to Erik Ortiz, “banned hard liquor at all on campus parties; [however], beer and wine are still allowed”, meaning that Stanford made minor changes to address future problems and had little action on the topic. College should focus on sexual assault on campus by enforcing punishment, passing more policies, and learning to ignore their image to reduce the number of rape cases on campus.
Should College Allow Drinking in Campus? In April 2002 The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA) published a report, updated in 2005, that suggests a strong relationship between alcohol and other drug abuse and variety of negative consequences of students who used alcohol and drug. The report estimates that each year 1,700 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. In addition, it further estimates that alcohol is involved in 599,000 unintentional injuries, 696,000 assaults, and 79,000 cases of sexual assault and acquaintance rape among college students. According to a number of national surveys, about 40% of college and university students engage in heavy episodic
Since then, the trend of binge drinking has come along in American colleges. Henry Wechsler and Toben Nelson, writers of the article Will Increasing Alcohol Availability By Lowering the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Decrease Drinking and Related Consequences Among Youths maintains that, “College students are more likely to engage in heavy drinking than their peers who do not attend college, with 2 in 5 students nationally engaging in binge drinking on at least 1 occasion in the past 2 weeks” (987). Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five of more drinks in a row
Binge drinking has become a major problem with many college students on campus. This is because of numerous universities ' grounds that abstain from taking a gander at the issues of club and sorority that partake in gatherings that has a craving for drinking is the most ideal approach to have a fabulous time. So as to eliminate binge drinking on school grounds is to get more instructors, senior members, and grounds security to get more include with their students. This can be through gatherings and counseling 's, to talk about the influences of binge drinking and what has on their wellbeing and their future in school. This will help students to comprehend that liquor misuse is a negative response to their future and
Most teenagers complain about not having enough freedom. To be able to sit and eat ice cream out of the box at ten in the morning for breakfast or blast their favorite music as loud as possible. For most, college provides that, opening its campus to their students with gates of gold granting young adults the freedom that they dream about. Unfortunately, a new danger that once was cloaked from young minds is being revealed, making this freedom less obtainable. That danger is rape.
With that in mind it is not hard to believe that sexual assault is directly linked to alcohol intake. What is shocking are the exact numbers of sexual assault cases that involve alcohol. In an article about sexual assault, Robin Hattersley-Gray writes that “Forty-three percent of the sexual victimization incidents involve alcohol consumption by victims and sixty-nine percent involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrators” (par. 12). The consumption of alcohol impairs impulse control and risk assessment. If alcohol is involved, victims are likely to fail to realize they are in any danger before it’s too
This essay serves a convincing and powerful tone about how “colleges have a serious problem with alcohol abuse among students, and it is not getting any better” (336). It mentions how colleges are oblivious to this issue, and the problem will be solved over time, which is not true because evidence shows that students have carried their drinking issues throughout their lives. This essay lists steps about how this problem can be prevented in college campuses, and it does include statistics, but it relies on persuasive strategies to convince the audience that steps need to be taken to reduce the large amount of binge drinking in colleges, especially with students underage. The essay also uses convincing statements such as “Colleges cannot claim to create a supportive learning environment where they support such behavior” (338) and includes repetition of words like “must” to show that action needs to be done about this problem that continues to happen every year. Therefore, to prevent this conflict, the essay offers a solution of recommending a weekend tour so students can see the shame on students’ face after a night of drinking, and colleges also need to acknowledge the dangers of alcohol consumption.
The Higher Education of Drinking College is a place for higher learning. It is a time when young adults are exploring themselves as individuals, expanding not only their academic horizons but for many, it’s their first time being on their own socially. Young adults find themselves making many decisions. These choices involve attending class, completing assignments and possibly engaging in behaviors that could impact their own personal health and safety. Sometimes they are faced with decisions that involve the use of various substances including alcohol.
Michael Mondelli Mrs. Wright English 12 Period 12 16 February 2017 Drinking Age Lowering the MLDA (minimum legal drinking age) would positively impact society. The rise of the MLDA might have prevented some issues but it created far more than it prevented.
Each year, approximately 5,000 persons under the age of 21 die from causes related to underage drinking. These deaths include about 1,600 homicides and 300 suicides. This would also help bring back the great reputations of many college institutions from
In society and college campuses, sexual assault occurs quite frequently. According to an estimation one third of women experience a forced sexual experience at least once in their life and most of the time it occurs in colleges. Men have also been reported to be victim of sexual assaults mostly by other men. Most of the time the sexual assault is planned and perpetrated by a third person, who is known to the victim of incident. Drug and alcohol use play role in this issue and contribute to the problem as most of the time the victim and perpetrators are under the effect of alcohol or any other drug during the incident.
Last year’s figures show that three quarters of them got drunk, one in five passed out and a quarter of them injured themselves during the schoolies week. A more detailed survey was conducted in 2011 with the results being; 73.6% had been drunk, 37.6% had a hangover, 29.6% had sex, 16.8% had sex without a condom, 4.4% injected a drug, 3.5% shared a needle or syringe, 6.3% had driven a car while under the influence of alcohol, 10.6% had been in a car with a drunk driver, 24.8% vomited due to drinking, 6.1% vomited due to taking drugs, 18% passed out due to drinking, 6.9% passed out due to taking drugs, 26.5% had been injured or hurt, 14.2% had been in a fight, 13.1% had been sexually harassed, 15.6% had been cautioned by the police. An information expo was held by our year 12 health class. The topic