It's Crucial for Parents to Take Campus Sexual Assault Risk Seriously

The University of Texas System recently published a report that included a startling statistic: 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin have been raped. I graduated from UT Austin, and my two youngest daughters went to UT Austin, so the article immediately piqued my interest. Unfortunately, it was the experience my oldest daughter had in college that caused the article to resonate beyond the headlines.My daughter Liz grew up in the Park Cities, went to an elite all-girls school and attended the University of Missouri as a journalism major. She was raped within a month after arriving in Columbia.Though her assault happened 20 years ago, the open letter written to the judge by the father of the swimmer at Stanford University convicted of sexual assault last year motivated her to write publicly about her experience for the first time.  Continue reading...

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