Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Nearly one-third of students (35 percent of female students and 29 percent of male students) say they have experienced physical harassment, such as being touched, grabbed, or pinched in a sexual way.
Most students don't report sexual harassment to a college employee, and many tell no one.
The most common rationale for harassment (59 percent) is "I thought it was funny." Less than one-fifth (17 percent) of those who admit to harassing others say they did so because they wanted a date with the person.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students are more likely than heterosexual students to be sexually harassed.
There is no mention about comparing rates of harassment perpetration from non-heterosexuals to heterosexuals. Plus the fact there is also no mention of any investigation or study control measure to see how many people had perpetrated harassment and were not admitting it in the study. I wonder what the stats for that would be.