Sexual Assault in College

By Kevin Salgado

Thesis

The documentary was successful in using pathos, ethos, and statistics to inform the parents and kids all around the world of the dangers of rape at college campuses.

Purpose

The purpose of the documentary is to inform students and parents the unfortunate danger of college campuses. Also to let the world know the selfishness schools have to hide situations that occurred to students who attend their school.

Pathos

Females all around the country explain their rape incidents and how it effected them, how no one who worked for the school wanted to take action because it would ruin the reputation of their school. Not only was it the females who experienced the situation which expressed how they felt, a man who served prison time for his rape incident also went on camera and discussed how he felt about the whole matter. The use of music throughout the documentary put the audience in a sad mood, personally when watching this and hearing the music it made me feel more sympathetic for the victim of the situation and made me pay more attention to the documentary.

Ethos

The sources that were included were very credible, coming from college campuses all around the country. Old College administrators from different schools throughout the documentary discussed the rape situations that were brought up to them in their time working for the school. Also experts and psychologist of sexual assault discusses their view points on the matter, making the information they gave very credible.

Statistics

As the film indicated

  • 88% who are sexually assaulted on campus do not report it.
  • Less than 8% of men in college commit more than 90% of sexual assaults in college.
  • 16% of college women are sexually assaulted while in college

Conclusion

In Conclusion, the documentary proved useful in exposing colleges of victims of sexual assault through the use of pathos, ethos, and statistics. After viewing the documentary, it made me and my peers realize the little attention colleges gave to victims who were sexually assaulted. Sexual Assault, especially for women in college is a big issue that they encounter and is something that must come to an end for the safety of the children in america.