Quaker Colleges as Rape‐Free Zones?

Swarthmore Sex Scandals Reveal the Pernicious Effects of the Myth of Quaker Egalitarianism The recent sex scandals at Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore College involve allegations of administrative coverups and failure to take effective steps to enforce the criminal law or comply with the Clery Act. The scandals demonstrate that the espousal of Quaker values and traditions does not confer immunity on the students, faculty, and administrators to the influence of dominant🔒

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Lucinda Vandervort is a legal philosopher and professor at University of Saskatchewan specializing in criminal law and jurisprudence. She is a member of North Columbus (Ohio) Meeting. Her academic publications on sexual consent, institutional design, access to justice, and social justice are at fdsj.nl/vandervort.

Posted in: Features, September 2014
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