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  1. Scarlett O.

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    One attorney for one of the lacrosse players at Duke University said that some of the boys were "angry" with the two strippers that they hired because they only danced for two minutes. He said the the boys felt "ripped off" and that's what led to their anger and "inappropriate" words. (racial slurs)

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    He is denying any sexual assault.

    Whether the alleged attack is real or not, these boys don't sound very upstanding at all to me. There are some real problems here that this university needs to take care of, even if the sexual assault is proven to be false.
     
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    This "story" has been blown out of perspective by the sensationalist media. The fact is that THREE, not forty six, players are guilty of this crime. Why in the world the entire team is being punished for the acts of a handful of students is beyond me.

    All schools have good students and bad students. This is true about Christian schools, secular schools, and professing Christian schools like Duke. The school itself should not be judged by this event. However I do agree with one local resident, "I really think there is a problem with culture at Duke -- the partying culture,".

    More importantly the entire team should not be punished for this event. There are many people who owe members of this team an apology. The media should be ashamed of how they have tared and feathered the whole team.

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    Sounds like the words of a true fan. [​IMG]

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    From all reports, only a few actually committed the assault.

    If there had been any men on the team, they would have stepped in and stopped it, instead of watching/applauding.

    Duke should be wondering why the "culture" didn't include individual responsibility.
     
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    Agreed Galatian. Also, if there had been any men on the team, there would not have been any codes of silence and we would have known 3 weeks ago who did what.

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    Not trying to do something to stop whatever actually happened and then playing the quiet game afterwards are the marks of true cowards!
     
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    This, of course, assumes that an assault occurred at all...
     
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    Tragic,

    Turns out you were right on this one. DNA apparently disproves the woman's story.

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    Actually, it looks like none of them were guilty of this crime. The DNA evidence is apparently going against the woman's story.

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    Guilty? You mean I missed the trial?
     
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    No DNA match

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    The more I hear about it, the less I'm inclined to believe it.
     
  13. Scarlett O.

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    But as I stated in the OP, isn't there a problem with these boys' social behavior, nonetheless, that Duke University needs to address?

    And I am curious as to why the coach resigned.

    The DA could still make a case without DNA evidence, but he would be hard pressed to win it.

    I just don't know what really happened.
     
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    Yes, there is something wrong with their social behavior because they are hiring a stripper. But no, this isn't something Duke needs to address since they were engaged in legal behavior that was not against the rules of this secular college.

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    Well, you may be right, but look at this link concerning conduct policies for students.

    I think the university is well within reason to address the alcohol, stripper, racial slurs, and anything else that has gone on with these students.

    Duke University Office of Judicial Affairs.

    Tell me if you think I am wrong.
     
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    You mean it's okay for college students to hire a stripper and have her "perform" on campus???

    I think most men don't realize how many times women are touched,held, or fondled against their will. I can tell you right now it's happened to me a number of times, starting around age 5. I recall vividly at age 12 or so being kissed violently in a sexual way by an elderly 2nd cousin. All I did was, at my mother's insistence, go out to the car where he was sitting to say 'hello' (he used a wheelchair and had decided to stay in the car while his wife visited). He was over 70 and asked me to give him a hug or kiss -- can't recall which. This was a normal thing and I thought nothing of it. As I bent down to to do this, he grabbed me and kissed me in a way I can't say here. I was pretty shaken up.

    I can't even count the times things were said to me in offices where I worked, and the times I was touched with too much familiarity. At a Methodist place once, a preacher literally chased me around a desk. I'm not kidding. All of this was without inviting it or dressing provocatively!

    I am wondering if other women reading this thread had these experiences, but I know a lot of my women friends have.
     
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    There was a time when I seriously wanted a TASER. To this day, when I see a group of young guys, I'll cross the street to avoid them.

    One of the advantages of being of a "certain" age isn't the respect but the simple disinterest one gets.
     

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