WATCH: Colleges Victim Blame, Turn A Blind Eye To Sexual Assault
Sexual assault on campus is a huge problem. The Department of Justice avers that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted some time in college. What are colleges doing to combat this? Sometimes, not nearly enough.
Recent efforts by the Obama administration to toughen sexual assault laws on campus have brought to light just how lax university strictures on this issue oftentimes are.
In the Today Show clip below, Maggie Hurt, a student at Wake Forest University, and Margo Jondo, a student at Indiana University, describe their experiences as victims of sexual assault on campus. Their stories shed light on the way sexual assault on campus is often glossed over, and the victim is left feeling shamed and disempowered.