According to a recent Justice Department study, 80 percent of sexual assaults against college students are never reported.
The report also found slightly higher rates of sexual assault among 18- to 24-year-old women who were not in college. Non-students were more likely to report the assaults but the vast majority of students and non-students said fear of negative backlash kept them from filing a report.
We discussed this topic, and the recent controversy over Rolling Stone’s story about an alleged rape case at the University of Virginia, on PBS’s “To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe.”
My fellow panelists included Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., conservative commentator Darlene Kennedy and the Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer.