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  • Petitioned Dr. Susan Moseley-Howard
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Miami University Dean of Students
Dr. Susan Moseley-Howard
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Miami University Student Affairs: Expel the Person Responsible for the "Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape" List

    1. Caitlin O'Connor
    2. Petition by

      Caitlin O'Connor

      Hicksville, NY

January 2014


From Caitlin O'Connor: The person believed to be responsible was disenrolled from Miami U."

Recently, a list was found in the men's bathroom at co-ed dorm McBride Hall on the Miami University Campus. On this list was a compilation of 'ten ways to get away with rape', a vile concoction of excuses and justifications for violation of women and glorification of sexual assault. Nobody has verified whether or not it's meant to be a joke, but that doesn't matter. Rape is not a joke, regardless of intention. 

The list's specifics included tips for men on how to get away with rape, and ways to avoid being caught:

  • “Put drugs in the woman’s drink, therefore she won’t remember you.”
  • “When you see a woman walking by herself, take advantage of the fact that she is alone.”
  • “Wear Protection.”
  • "If you think she'll be able to identify you, slit her throat"
  • “If a woman’s window is unlocked sneak in and rape her to teach her not to do it again”
  • "Sex with an unconscious body does count, so don't back down if she's sleeping."
  • “Honesty is the best policy. If a girl says she doesn’t want to have sex, tell her you’re going to have to get her drunk, slip some roofies in it and you’ll have her in bed in no time”
  • “Practice makes perfect. The more you rape, the better you get at it”
  • “Never take pictures with or give your number to the girl you rape”
  • “RAPE RAPE RAPE. It’s college boys live it up!!!”

Personally victimizing a woman is not something ANYONE should joke about. Every person who looked at this, read it, and found it funny is in some way responsible, but the person who started it or wrote it should be held accountable, and should be expelled and face judicial action immediately. Men and women alike should be offended. It is a blatant disrespect and victimization of women, and also, it makes men out to be misogynistic rapists who cannot walk the streets without being a predator. 

Recent signatures


    1. Decision-maker Dr. Susan Moseley-Howard responds:

      Dr. Susan Moseley-Howard

      Miami University responded very swiftly and treated this matter very seriously. The student who is believed to have posted the flier is no longer in attendance at Miami University.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. The Original Article Uncovering the Miami University Scandal: Here.

      Caitlin O'Connor
      Petition Organizer
      Miami University's 'Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape' Flyer Fiasco

      Here's some terrifying news for the Halloween Beat: A flyer titled "Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape" was found in a men's bathroom at a Miami University co-ed dorm. The whole thing is so fucking vile, and includes tips and tricks like, "5.


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

      ― Charlotte Brontë

    • Alexis Luttrull NASHVILLE, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop the war against women!

      • almost 2 years ago

      It is not OKAY!

    • Christina Valdes MIAMI, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Women are always at a disadvantage when it comes to self-defense. It's a constant fear in the back of my mind that I'll be caught by surprise when I least expect it, which is exactly the time when rape occurs. As women, we HAVE TO take precautions in protecting ourselves from becoming a victim of rape. It shouldn't take a petition like this to make universities and public campuses react. The list, which is disturbing enough, should have put everyone on guard, even female faculty members. It's a shame we have to put an effort into pushing this issue of rape, as if it weren't an issue at all! I'm disgusted to think that this was all taken as a joke to most people as well. Rape is not a joke, it's a crime.

    • Danielle Sanda MIAMI, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am absolutely enraged that not only does this exist, but NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT BY THE UNIVERSITY. Colleges are notorious for doing next to nothing to protect victims and potential victims. Whoever wrote this needs to be behind bars.


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