Jennifer Doyle’s Campus Sex Campus Security article its starts off by describing a police “watering” demonstrators with pepper spray. Then goes on to point out a student who was taking pictures at the event got pepper spray on her pants and she shared this picture with the world and social media went crazy. Doyle goes on to ask why are they using this much force for a non-violent act? Who is responsible for the decision to pepper spray demonstrators? My question in why did a picture of pepper spray on jeans get so much attention?
They say they were worried about the “very young students” which is why they took such drastic actions. But the youngest students on a college campus are around 18-19 years old, meaning everyone is an adult. The way the college uses very young students or young girls, in my opinion, makes their argument sound like they are talking about kids. Next they say their worry was that, “older people from outside” may interact with “very young girls” Did this statement bother you as you read this, if so why and if not why? It bothered me because yes, it’s good that the college is looking out for its students and doesn’t want anyone to get abused, however I believe they are using sexual assault as an excuse for the actions of the police. Are colleges really concerned for their students or not violating title IX?
This article is different than what we have been been reading/ watching. According to Doyle, the college administrators are worried that anything might happen or it has already happened. In the previous articles or videos we have watched on sexual assault colleges don’t seem worried about the issue. However do you think this college is using their fear as a scape goat for the mistakes and bad choices of their security? Do you think colleges are now just trying to find ways to not violate Title IX instead of having true concern for the safety of their students?
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