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Confronting Sexual Assault

by on March 08, 2018 5:00 AM

Penn State senior Shreyash Manak Bohara recently spoke at TEDxPSU about changing the way people combat sexual assault, and he says everyone has a role to play.

When an assault occurs, he says it doesn't just involve the victim and assailant, but that other people are bystanders who can play a part in stopping the cycle of sexual assault. Bohara, who is creating a web platform to connect survivors with counselors and peers, also believes the culture of masculinity for men is a part of the issue.

Erin Farley, programming coordinator for Penn State's Gender Equity Center, says part of the solution may be clarifying common concerns related to sexual assaults before students reach college.

"Students can recite the definition of things like consent, but when you have  a more in-depth in-person conversation they do have a lot of questions about those things," she said.

Centre County Report's Katie Litwin talks with Bohara, Farley and Alyssa Salley, a leader of a campus activist group, about the facts and issues involved with reporting and stopping sexual assault.

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