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New Prediction Factors for Divorce

October 16, 2014
New Prediction Factors for Divorce

In Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think  I summarized a Pew Research report on the factors that decrease divorce risk, including: Marrying after age 25 Earning a college degree Making over 50K per year Religious affiliation Coming from an intact family of origin It’s no secret that marriage is increasingly becoming […]

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Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

October 15, 2014
Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

This is the third and final post focusing on current efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses.  Part I: For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists Part II: College Fraternities and Sexual Assault California’s new sexual assault law, the text of which may be found HERE, has met with controversy […]

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College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

October 10, 2014
College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

There are several related but separate legislative efforts underway to combat the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. Most controversial is California’s new sexual assault law, which requires affirmative consent prior to sexual intercourse. In addition, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has co-sponsored with seven other senators the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This action is a […]

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For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists

October 6, 2014
For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists

Much of the talk of combating sexual assault on college campuses has been sidelined by debates over how often rape actually occurs. Columnists like Cathy Young point to a bias against males based on a bogus statistic that claims 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault on campus. The Obama administration stands by the 20% […]

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Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University is a fascinating case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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