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  • How New Jersey football hazing scandal points to deeper ‘rape culture’

    The Christian Science Monitor - 10/12/2014

    To experts, the incident points both to progress in exposing and rooting out sexual hazing, but also to the need to address a broader “rape culture” that fuels such acts in part because they are seen as normal and happen at “all the schools.”

    “We need to take a hard look at the way we acculturate young boys, the way in which we teach them about kindness and compassion and create a construct of manhood,” said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, speaking on WBUR’s “Radio Boston”last year after two local incidents of sexual hazing in high school sports.

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