Sara Lipka of The Chronicle of Higher Education describes the history of sexual assault on college campuses and the institutional change that has been slow to follow:
Talk and action are in high supply, but they’re more reflexive than reflective. Professors have claimed they were denied tenure or driven out for supporting victims. Others have been admonished for appearing to defy the movement. Student activists demand “safe spaces” where no one will challenge them.
The conversation about campus sexual assault is dominated by two poles: One declares it a crisis, the other dismisses it as a panic. In fact, it has become both. And as long as candor and nuance remain elusive, so will progress.