Stanford University Bans Liquor After Brock Turner Sexual Assault CaseBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
After the Brock Turner case, where he sexually assaulted an intoxicated female after a fraternity party, the school now bans liquor on campus.
Stanford University is taking measures by banning spirits. Especially in the case of fraternity and on-campus parties. This comes after a high profile sexual assault. According to the Telegraph, the attacker blamed alcohol for his actions.
In addition, he claims that the attack was based on a culture of binge drinking in the school.
That does not mean parties are banned in the school. Stanford will allow beer and wine during parties and events. However, drinks served that are more than 20% proof are not allowed. The quantity of alcohol is also being controlled in their respective dormitories.
After Brock Turner's sexual assault case, a swimmer who hoped to represent the country in the 2016 Olympics, the school took necessary measures to avoid future sexual assault and attempted rape cases. Stanford's Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, headed by Ralph Castro as the current director, has plans of reducing the rapid consumption of alcohol in the campus. "Our intention is not a total prohibition of a substance, but rather a targeted approach that limits high-risk behavior," says Castro.
The policy and the sexual assault case have led to accusations that the school is providing an excuse for Turner's actions or sexual assault. Stanford's own professor, Adrian Daub, says that the school is not solving the problem. "But solving a problem that, when you squint, is sorta kinda next to that problem," writes Daub.
News surrounding the case indicates that Stanford University has not apologized to the victim or even paid for her therapy.
"Alcohol is not an excuse. Is it a factor? Yes. But alcohol was not the one who stripped me, fingered me, had my head dragging against the ground, with me almost fully naked," says Turner's sexual assault victim.
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