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Miami U flier: 'Top ten ways to get away with rape'

2:20 pm - 10/15/2012

A flier posted in the men's restroom at a Miami University freshman co-ed dorm offered pointers on the “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape,” from slipping roofies into a girl’s drink to drug her to slitting her throat so she can’t identify her attacker.

Tip 10 read: “RAPE RAPE RAPE, its (sic) college boys live it up!!

Discovery of the flier last weekend prompted Miami University officials to call a mandatory meeting for male students at McBride Hall. They launched a police investigation that could result in internal disciplinary action for the student responsible if found. Police presence at the dorm was increased.

But leaders in a student organization that works to prevent sexual assault is criticizing Miami’s response, say it didn’t go far enough on a campus where at least 27 sexual assaults were reported since 2009. It’s an allegation that university officials deny.

Junior Kate Van Fossen, vice present of Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault (WAVE), said the university should have notified the student body, told them the behavior was unacceptable and wouldn’t be tolerated at Miami.

“If I wasn’t involved with WAVE I wouldn’t have known about this incident,” Van Fossen said Friday. “The university is brushing this issue … under the rug.”

She said she has since posted a picture of the rape flier on Facebook and more than 100 people have shared the post.

A resident assistant at McBride Hall found the flier over the weekend and reported it to the university’s Wellness Office on Monday, Van Fossen said.

She found out about it from the director of that office who passed the information to higher ups.

WAVE also contacted university officials encouraging them to send out a notice to students, Van Fossen said. That request went unanswered, she said.

“It could have been a joke, but the fact of the matter is that those thoughts are crossing someone’s mind. There are girls living in a hall where someone came up with that,” Van Fossen said. “It’s just disturbing.”

Barbara Jones, Miami’s vice president for student affairs, said the incident didn’t merit sending out an alert to students because it didn’t pose an immediate threat.

“All of our evidence shows it was confined strictly to McBride Hall,” she said.

She called the flier “reprehensible” and said university officials take student safety seriously.

“I read the flier. I was shocked. It has no place on our campus or any other campus,” she said.

Van Fossen also questions whether Miami is serious about sexual assault prevention on campus. The university’s sexual assault prevention coordinator position has been vacant for a year, she said.

The coordinator’s job, according to Miami’s website, is to promote awareness on sexual assault, work on programs to reduce the behavior and serve as a liaison for student victims.

Jones said the university went through three rounds of recruiting to find a candidate. The person who accepted the job a month ago bowed out for another position elsewhere, she said.

According to the Miami University police website, 27 sexual assaults were reported on the Oxford campus from 2009 through 2011, and 19 of them were alleged to have happened in dorms.

Campus police officials did not respond to two messages requesting statistics for the current year. A campus crime alert online, however, indicates a recent attack involved a female student who reported being raped on Maple Street near a school construction site at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 23.

Update: Miami University says it has taken action after a flyer seemingly promoting rape was found a dorm bathroom.

The school said the paper titled "Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape" was found Oct. 8. in McBride Hall.

The school said officials called a mandatory meeting of all men living in the hall and has filed a police report over the incident.

"I was shocked when I saw this flyer. This doesn't belong on this campus or any campus," said Barbara Jones, vice president for student affairs, in a news release on Monday. "The university takes this incident seriously and we are acting accordingly."

The incident remains under investigation.

I can't find a bigger version of the flier but it look like it says

1.) Put drugs in the woman's drink, therefore she won't remember you.
2.) When you see a woman walking by herself take advantage of the fact that she is alone.
3.) Wear protection
4.) If a woman's window is unlocked sneak in and rape her to teach her not to do it again.
5.) Sex with an unconscious body does count, so don't back down if she's sleeping.
6.) Honesty is the best policy. If the girl tells you she doesn't want to have sex tell her you are going to get her a drink, slip some roofies in it and you'll have her in bed in no time.
7.) Practice makes perfect, the more you rape, the better you get at it.
8.) If you're afraid the girl will identify you slit her throat.
9.) Never take pictures with or give your number to the girl you rape.
10.) RAPE RAPE RAPE, it's college boys live it up!

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synthesizia 15th-Oct-2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Oh. My fucking God. I cannot.
Even if this disgusting thing isn't serious, WHY WOULD YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY!?

"Slit her throat." "Slit her throat"?!


I fucking hate college boys and no one will ever be able to convince me otherwise.
mollywobbles867 15th-Oct-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)

layweed 15th-Oct-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Seeing as this happened on a college campus, I wonder if it was a particular subset of men known as the "fratbro" who did this shit. Ughhhhhhhhhhhh.
miriamele 15th-Oct-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna risk sounding like an over the top uber feminist, but this is just one more reason I'm glad I went to a woman's college. Damn.
bleed_peroxide 15th-Oct-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
over the top uber feminist

Why would that be a bad thing? ;)
carmy_w 15th-Oct-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
If the person who came up with this piece of trash happens to get gelded during his frisky times, I'm not going to shed a tear for the bastard. Rusty spoon, crushed testicles, whatever works. Karma is going to get you.
bleed_peroxide 15th-Oct-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
TW for link: "how it works" has a potentially triggering CGI demonstration.

I'm all for him having the displeasure to meet a woman wearing this. Might make him think twice before he does it again.
lilyy 15th-Oct-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
ugh that is disgusting
deathchibi 15th-Oct-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
What the ever living sweet merciful megafuck is this? On what planet is this even remotely acceptable? Why was someone offended someone turned this in because they were offended?

And I hate that it's common practice for universities to hide this stuff to make their crime statistics look better. :/
sio 15th-Oct-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
"internal disciplinary action" better mean EXPULSION at the very minimum.
the_physicist 15th-Oct-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
layweed 15th-Oct-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
fucking fuck what
aliice 15th-Oct-2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
this is fucking disgusting
cellared 15th-Oct-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Men are disgusting.

4.) If a woman's window is unlocked sneak in and rape her to teach her not to do it again.

I just cannot. This is horrifying.
nikoel 15th-Oct-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that one really speaks to the "she deserved it" trope.
jaded110 15th-Oct-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Really glad I never went to college.

And the scumbag who wrote this should be dragged out and shot. RAPE IS NOT FUCKING FUNNY!
wrestlingdog 15th-Oct-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
bleed_peroxide 15th-Oct-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
8.) If you're afraid the girl will identify you slit her throat.

I have no clue why but reading that "rule" made me about thisclose to just crying. The casual attitude of murdering a woman after she's already been violated in such a way... it's horrifying that college-aged men, that kids my fucking age, can have such a callous attitude. "Worst comes to worst, just murder her."

It just really hit home that the guy(s) who made this do not view me or other women even as human beings - we're an orifice, a thing to fuck and discard. Yet they're also brothers, sons, and - god forbid - boyfriends. Where do you draw the line of which women are valuable and which of us are just something to use and throw away?

It's not news to me, but something about seeing it written out so plainly like this is just... terrifying? Horrifying? I really don't even know. It chilled me to the bone.

Anytime someone wants to know why I hate men, THIS IS WHY. THIS IS THE FUCKING REASON, RIGHT HERE.

Edited at 2012-10-15 09:49 pm (UTC)
cellared 15th-Oct-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah I think on some level we KNOW that men think like this, but it's always a shock when they come out and say (or write it) so plainly. Because we all could and very probably do know people who think like this. Only they're students or peers or friends or neighbors or relatives and this, this THING, this vileness just strips away all their 'regular humanness' to me. I cannot comprehend that there are people who would write or think this kind of thing and still seem human. But they do. There are lots of them. That's chilling, alright.

Lol but don;t forget not all men are like that~ it's not their fault there's some bad apples~

fuck everything.
mephisto5 15th-Oct-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
I hope they catch whoever posted this and that the culprit(s) suffer expulsion. That shit's horrifying. I hope all the women living in that block are as ok as they can be, under the circumstances.
zeonchar 15th-Oct-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
WOW, I hope they find whoever was responsible for this flyer and expel them. Also, turn them into the fucking cops. They deserve fines/jail-time.
bleed_peroxide 15th-Oct-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Jail time, if you ask me. How do we not know that the scumbag posting these "tips" hasn't already practiced them? He sounds awfully well-versed in what to do.
lightbird777 15th-Oct-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Crying at number 8. The whole thing is beyond disgusting but that one is just so so horrifying.

This needs the 'men suck' tag.
i_llbedammned 15th-Oct-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely disgusting. How could anyone justify this, even in the name of humor? Every time people like to say "rape culture doesn't exist" shit like this proves that it is still horrifyingly alive and well.
thecityofdis 15th-Oct-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
I know that I should not be surprised at this, but the level of casual violence and cruelty and just... I can't. I am horrified.

And I'm convinced nobody says things like that who doesn't mean them. It takes a sociopath. Expulsion alone would be far too generous.
bleed_peroxide 15th-Oct-2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
And I'm convinced nobody says things like that who doesn't mean them.

Agreed. I have a really awful suspicion that he's use more than a few of these "tips" himself. You don't have such a casual attitude towards rape and/or outright for no reason.
tabaqui 15th-Oct-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Revolting. I've already seen victim-blaming and 'it was just a joke' comments at a source, so...yeah. Don't go.
ascendings 15th-Oct-2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
im sadly not surprised...

whoever is involved with these posters needs to be in jail. because if they haven't already done so, they will carry out with these disgusting acts in due time..

men are vile.
mickeym 15th-Oct-2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
I saw this earlier on FB, and I'm just as horrified now as I was then. Beyond horrified.

And I agree with the commenters who've said it sounds as though the person who made this has experience with it. Jesus.
d00ditsemily 16th-Oct-2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Sorry, I am not familiar with all the tags in this community. Adding it now
starpiper 16th-Oct-2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Holy shit. The whole damn list is sickening, but #8 in particular made my stomach lurch. The thought that the person who wrote that, and others like him, could be walking around, among women, completely undetected...it's too horrifying.
iolarah 16th-Oct-2012 12:13 am (UTC)
There is not a single thing that's even remotely okay about that flyer. Beyond that, I don't even know what to say, it's just so upsetting.
beoweasel 16th-Oct-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh my god, you guys, it's like totally a joke, why do you all have to be sooo uptight?

But seriously, I imagine that's going to be their defense of this kind of vile bullshit. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, MAKING JOKES ABOUT RAPING AND MURDERING WOMEN IS SO FUCKING FUNNY.
marmar627 16th-Oct-2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Me too. I feel like he included the "slit her throat" one purposefully and he'll use it as his defense, like "See? It was purposefully extreme!" yknow?
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