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    Can Small Shifts in Student Life Reduce Sexual Assault?

    I don’t know a single woman who hasn’t been sexually harassed, abused or molested — yes, there are levels of severity, but it’s ubiquitous. With her trademark brilliance, Jia Tolentino reports here on the specific problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The recontextualizing of her own experiences as a now 29-year-old resonates deeply, even outside the context of college. “Sexual assault on campus is frequently portrayed as lurid and dark and complex,” she writes. “But the experiences that live in our heads are often obvious and ordinary, sometimes heartbreakingly so.”

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