Drinking and college, they are one in the same. There is new research that shows that this may be leading to the higher level of sexual assault. While it shows that men who drink more often are not more likely to sexual assault, those who go to bars more often are.
Wise Owl Safety Takeaways:
- male students who frequently went to bars or college parties were more likely than others to have ever sexually assaulted a woman over the first five semesters of college.
- a student who heads to a bar or party might be more interested in sex than one who is content staying in the dorm and watching television.
- The findings are based on surveys of nearly 1,000 U.S. college men. They were first surveyed as freshmen and then again at the end of each of the next five semesters.
“Overall, almost 18 percent admitted to sexually assaulting a woman at some point during the study period.”