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A White House Task Force and its Rape Culture enemy

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:16pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

By Christopher Peck - NCCJ Contributor

 

President Obama addressed the nation in his weekly video on Saturday to talk about his new initiative—The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. His initiative started over a year ago when he gave the Pentagon a mandate to reduce the astronomical number of rapes occurring in the military. After he wasn’t satisfied with their progress (16,500 rapes were reported last year), he gathered his cabinet members and senior advisers to discuss what measures had been already taken and should be undertaken to address sexual assaults in society at-large, with a renewed focus on another vulnerable community: women attending college.

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