Duke rape policy: If you’re perceived as “powerful,” it wasn’t consensual

August 7, 2013

by J. Peter Freire

Washington Examiner


Duke University's new sexual misconduct policy can render a student guilty of non-consensual sex simply because he or she is considered "powerful" on campus, according to the non-profit Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). The policy cites "perceived power differentials" which "may create an unintentional atmosphere in coercion...