Campus sex abuse cases
Less than one-fifth (17%) of those boys who admitted to harassing others say they did so because they wanted a date with the person.(AAUW, 2006) Other researchers assert that the "I thought it was funny" rationale is a fallacy, and the true reasons align more with that of a need to assert power and induce fear in others—more in line with bullying.
De Vos’s dubious staff appointments, it’s understandable that there would be wariness about where the department might be headed on this critical issue. De Vos promised to “seek public feedback and combine institutional knowledge, professional expertise and the experiences of students to replace the current approach with a workable, effective and fair system.” She shouldn’t be attacked for that but rather made to live up to it.Sexual harassment in education in the United States is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with an American student’s ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities.It is common in middle and high schools in the United States.Advocates for survivors of sexual violence seized on her criticism — in particular her concern about the need for due process for the accused — as a betrayal that backtracks on protections for victims. De Vos was unequivocal in stating that there must be no tolerance for sexual misconduct and that universities and colleges have a responsibility to combat it.She is not alone in seeing some problems with how the guidelines have been implemented, as she illustrated with stories from students — both survivors and those accused — about how the system failed them.They were obliged to investigate, rather than cover up, complaints and to offer protections to victims of sexual abuse.
At the same time, legitimate questions have been raised about whether there was an overreach by the Obama administration in its prescriptions that resulted in imbalances and injustices. De Vos, while crediting the Obama administration for bringing the issue of campus sexual assaults “into the light of day,” blasted the current system as failing both victims and the accused and being too onerous for administrators.
They hired Barton and/or allowed him to remain in his post despite all the "rumors" that persisted.
THURSDAY’S SPEECH by Education Secretary Betsy De Vos had been billed as a major policy address on Title IX enforcement, and the expectation was that she would immediately rescind Obama administration guidelines on how colleges and universities handle campus sexual assaults.
Students may exhibit, accept, or tolerate this conforming behavior as to not cause rifts in peer groups.
Developmental causes may also result in sexual harassment among students.
While sexual harassment is legally defined as "unwanted" behavior, it has been argued that even consensual sexual interactions between students and teachers constitute harassment because the inherent power differential creates a dynamic in which "mutual consent" is impossible.