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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...

NOTE: The article excerpted on this page is from an outside publication and is posted on FIRE's website because it references FIRE's work. The viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily represent FIRE's positions.

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

April 7, 2010

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...