A flier found inside the men's room of a freshman co-ed dorm at Ohio's Miami University offering tips on how to "get away with rape" has students concerned, but university officials less so.
"All of our evidence shows it was confined strictly to McBride Hall," said Miami VP for student affairs Barbara Jones, who chose not to inform students of the flier's discovery until a few days later, saying it "didn't pose an immediate threat."
"Practice makes perfect," the flier advises. "The more you rape the better you get at it." If all else fails, the author says, and you're concerned the victim might identify you, "slit her throat."
"If I wasn't involved with WAVE [Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault] I wouldn't have known about this incident," said Kate Van Fossen, a junior and the group's vice president. "The university is brushing this issue … under the rug. "It could have been a joke, but the fact of the matter is that those thoughts are crossing someone's mind. There are girls living in a hall where someone came up with that. It's just disturbing."
Van Fossen noted that at least 27 sexual assaults were reported by Miami students since 2009.
Officials have called for a mandatory meeting of McBride Hall's male student body, and a police investigation is also ongoing.