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The Theory and Performance Class has decided to research the issues of sexual assault and responsibility on the Knox Campus with the intention of filtering the anonymous research through a creative lens. Part of that process involves gathering perspectives and opinions from the students and faculty at Knox that have been generated about these issues. The goal is to get an idea of what the college is feeling and thinking about sexual assault and responsibility and to respond to that through a theatrical production.

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RE: What contributes to the prevalence of rape? • Author: , Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:54 pm

Social/cultural stereotypes and trickle-down ideas that no one is bothering to battle head-on. Ideas that MEN are the rulers of the earth and they SHOULD and ARE ALLOWED TO get whatever they want. Ideas that WOMEN should PLEASE MEN, even if they don't want to, and that by pleasing them they will get far (job, relationships, friendships, whatever). Ideas that SEXUAL DOMINANCE over someone equals power over them and oneself. Ideas about body image and internal image; if we all believed we were loved and beautiful, could express ourselves and ask for whatever it is we need, would rape still be around?

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