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“There’s no good reason (and many bad reasons) colleges spend more time telling women how to survive predators than telling the other half of their students not to be predators.” (The Longest War, p. 29)

In response to campus rape: “…but men were shocked at being asked to disappear, to lose their freedom to move and participate, all because of the violence of one man.” (Grandmother Spider, p. 70)

Rebecca Solnit consistently argues that perpetrators, not victims, need to be held accountable for their actions. What are some ways that you think we can effectively shift the conversation toward placing responsibility on the perpetrator rather than the victim?

Have you seen any effective prevention campaigns that address violence in this way? How did these campaigns frame the issue?

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