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CBC: U of M survey delves into dangerous attitudes about sexual assault, consent

April 5, 2018 — 

As CBC reports:

The University of Manitoba is hoping to have a stark, honest conversation with students about sex and consent, deploying a new survey to understand how many students believe common myths about sexual violence.

U of M sociology and criminology professor Tracey Peter helped model the survey based on questions from a previous survey carried out at the University of New Brunswick.

“We were shocked and the controversy has been around the acceptance of common rape myths or sexual violence myths,” Peters said of the results from the UNB survey.

“One of the things we were taken back by was how many [UNB] students didn’t actually strongly disagree to the various statements.

​”We thought, ‘We better ask some of these questions for our campus community in order to get a sense of where do we even begin in terms of education and raising awareness about sexual violence.”

On Tuesday, the U of M emailed all students its University of Manitoba Sexual Violence Survey.

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