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Paly students to be on KQED's 'Forum' this morning

Original post made on Apr 14, 2013

A Palo Alto High School student magazine cover story on "rape culture" will be among the the subjects Monday of the KQED radio public-affairs program "Forum" hosted by interviewer Michael Krasny.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:36 PM

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Posted by Paly mom
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

They say they want to start a conversation, yet every comment that agrees with the journalists' point of view in the story (the female point of view) remains while every comment suggesting the boys have a point of view, too, gets deleted. There are two sides to the story.

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Posted by al
a resident of University South
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Rape culture doesn't need to be in scare quotes. It's a real thing, and we're drowning in it.

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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Why is no one talking about the culture whereby students are going to unsupervized parties and drinking so much alcohol that they pass out?

Isn't this part of the story?

Regardless of whether we are talking about girls or boys, the "culture" of drinking so much alcohol is wrong. Bad judgment calls by either group can be made with so much alcohol consumption. What students might do while they are sober is very different to what they might do when they have had even one drink, let alone enough to make them pass out.

Can we have a similar discussion about student consumption of alcohol which is also illegal.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Paly mom - that's because the boys' point of view is violent, offensive, degrading, exploitive & criminal. Unless of course you mean boys who do not sexually assault girls.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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Posted by are you freaking insane
a resident of Monroe Park
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:02 am

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[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] Many young adults these says are living in such a virtual world and there are no limits anymore, try to put someone rude in the place anywhere in this country and the person that does it is the one that is vilified, not the offender.

We can see that here when the editor deletes comments ... and this refusal to stand up to bad behavior fed-back for the last 30 years seems to have bred the last vestige of humanity out of many people ... enough to scare the hell out of the rest of us.

Funny that this all happening in a media and culture that is being criticized and found wanting by a majority of its citizens, and yet real debate and discussion is being cut out. I want to know by whom and for what purpose.

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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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This is far from new. At my high school, a half-century ago, there was a ditty: "candy's dandy but liquor's quicker."

Congratulations to these students for their courageous action.

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Posted by Colleen D.
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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I agree with the comment by Paly Parent that this story must include a discussion of teen drinking behaviors. There is no excuse for the boys who are raping young women who have passed out and cannot give or deny consent. But as a mother of two teen girls, I struggle with the recklessness of the teens who are drinking to the point of passing out. Whether or not you are putting yourself at increased risk of sexual abuse, you are increasing your risk of alcohol poisoning, DUIs, etc. Of course, both young men and women are equally at risk here. I applaud the journalism students who are pulling back the curtain on what they call rape culture, but I hope that they go the next step and look at this associated issue.

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