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Rape Education for Men

Guests: MARY KOSS Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Tucson JOHN FOUBERT Created the One in Four program, a peer education program for men; the focus of the one hour presentation is how men can help women recover from sexual assault PAUL McINTOSH A Senior and Resident Assistant (RA) at the University of Virginia Rape prevention programs have traditionally been aimed at women and girls. Increasing women's awareness and teaching self-defense techniques have been the focus of most rape prevention programs. But a shift in rape education is starting to take place. The focus is on men and boys and ways to help them change their behavior and attitudes toward sexual assault and rape violence. While the program is receiving praise for bringing men into the historically female discussion, critics ask whether getting men to empathize with rape victims will really change anything. Guest host Melinda Penkava looks at the concept of rape education for men and whether it's effective.

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