Flier in Ohio dorm encourages rape

“Top 10 Ways to Get Away With Rape” pamphlet found in men's bathroom

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 16, 2012 8:00PM (EDT)

Miami University, Ohio (Wikimedia)
Miami University, Ohio (Wikimedia)

A flier posted in a men's bathroom at a co-ed dorm at the Miami University, Ohio listed "Top ten ways to get away with rape."

The list included slipping women "roofies," and sneaking in to unlocked dorm rooms. The final tip read "“RAPE RAPE RAPE, its (sic) college boys live it up!!”

Police were called to investigate and all male students were called to a mandatory meeting following the flier's discovery last weekend. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, "leaders in a student organization that works to prevent sexual assault is criticizing Miami’s response, say it didn’t go far enough on a campus where at least 27 sexual assaults were reported since 2009. It’s an allegation that university officials deny."

Kate Van Fossen of Miami University's Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault (WAVE) told the Enquirer that the entire student body should have been notified. “If I wasn’t involved with WAVE I wouldn’t have known about this incident... The university is brushing this issue … under the rug," she said.

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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