Miami University is getting national press coverage after officials discovered a flier titled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” in a men’s bathroom.
The document, which was found in a co-ed residence hall Oct. 8, provided tasteless pointers for how to force women to have sex. Suggestions include using roofies, disregarding the victim’s state of consciousness and slitting her throat so she can’t identify her attacker.
University officials took down the flier, reported it to the authorities and filed a police report, according to the school’s statement. The school’s Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution (OESCR) is also investigating the incident.
Because the creator of the flier has not been identified, it is unknown what his or her true intentions were. But the possibility that the list was meant as a joke brings up a controversial question: Is rape laughable?"