Trump’s lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault

October 12, 2016 5:14 AM

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Trump’s lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault

NEW LONDON, Conn. — At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women. In one training scenario, male students ask a peer if he really means it when he boasts of such conduct.

So when news broke that Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, had bragged of groping women, and then trivialized it as “locker room talk,” it felt to some students like a repudiation of their efforts.

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