It took a long time for Kristina Erickson to realize that she had been raped in a dorm at Beloit College. Erickson later wrote an essay for the student newspaper in which she disclosed that her mother had been raped while she was a student at Beloit in the 1980s.“I am a legacy child in more ways than one,” she wrote, “and I have inherited the rape culture on our campus that I’m sure she prayed would be gone by the time I got here.”Erickson, 23, graduated from Beloit in 2013 and teaches high school English in the Phoenix area.
In that case, she filed a complaint with the college.
and more, many of us collegiettes have grown up thinking of virginity as some backwards, juvenile label we need to shed before moving on to the mature world that is the college campus (to which we have to say: there’s so much wrong with that sentence). Still, some collegiettes can’t help but worry about the way it’ll affect their love lives (and what guys think of girls who are still virgins).
We find some cute guy or girl at a party, we lose our virginity and voilà! In truth, many of them do struggle in the hypersexual college hook-up scene (as if we really need to tack that onto our list of freshman-year worries about roommates, picking classes and if our mini fridges will really keep our Ben & Jerry’s pints icy fresh).
But later, in her senior year, a flashback crystallized what had gone wrong, and she broke down sobbing.
The summer before her senior year, an acquaintance invited her to watch a movie in his dorm room on campus.
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As he began to rape her, she said, she asked whether he would get a condom, and he let go of her.
He had a girlfriend, so she didn’t think anything sexual would happen.
But as the movie wore on, he started kissing her and she felt uncomfortable.“It got to the part where he tried to take off my clothes,” she said.
The GBI has not spoken with Roethlisberger or any of the men who were with him on the night in question, but are trying to arrange that, Davis said.
When Davis does speak with them, he told ESPN he wants to conduct the interviews in person.
Investigators determined that the encounter was consensual, but administrators pursued sanctions anyway, insisting that the female student’s consent was invalidated because she had been drinking.