The recently released University of California report on the “campus climate” at UCSD warns students to be on the lookout for mashers at the upcoming Sun God festival. The document relates that 94 of those answering the survey complained about unwanted sexual contact while at the school.
“Several respondents said they had such experiences the weekend of Sun God. One person recounted, ‘During the weekend of Sun God, a man kissed me while I was sitting outside without my consent and tried to persuade me to have sex with him.’ A few students indicated they were pressured to have sex without condoms or while they were intoxicated. Several women students said ‘Drunk guys grab women’s butts’ at dances, clubs, etc. and became irritated/belligerent when confronted.
Additionally, several employees described situations where coworkers touched them inappropriately (e.g., ‘grabbed my butt,’ ‘touched my breast’) or tried to kiss them at work.”