Cara Newlon ’14.5 is another brave voice speaking up about rape (“Newlon ’14.5: Don’t Rape,” Feb. 25). There have been a number of student columns written over the years about rape, but for me there is always a missing party to the discussion: the administration and its orientation of male students about sexual behavior toward women on campus. I wish Newlon would follow up her forceful comments with a discussion about what the administration teaches male students about the consequences to men who rape on campus. If I knew as a male what punishment would await me if I crossed a line, would that deter sexual aggression on my part? If examples were used — without revealing names — of past disciplinary measures taken, would that make me think twice before risking my academic career? I hope you will keep the discussion going, Cara, for the many who may read your words but hesitate to speak up themselves.
Tom Bale ’63