You’re going after the wrong crowd

Finally, someone seems to share my opinion of the rape displays that have been popping up around campus for the two years (going on three) that I’ve been here.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t disagree with the general message. Rape is certainly wrong and should be prevented at all costs.

But walking by these displays is always a miserable experience. It’s as if it reaches out and touches me, which it should. But then it steps back and says to me “Hello, you’re male. You must be a rapist.”

Needless to say, I don’t enjoy that.

Let me put it this way, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs and I haven’t looked at another girl since I found my girlfriend about three years ago. If I’m a potential rapist, we may as well just put half the human race in jail right now and be done with it.

So yes, please do more to prevent rape, but don’t go after those of us who aren’t ever going to do it, it just weakens your case.

Troy Kuersten

Aerospace engineering junior

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