USC students protest campus assaults

Over 100 students have walked out of classes at the University of Southern California (USC), rallying in protest to a number of recent obscenities targeting women on campus.

The Monday protest was organized in response to a sexist e-mail believed to be sent by the school’s Kappa Sigma fraternity, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The e-mail promotes sexism against women and encourages men to target women of Middle Eastern descent.

Officials with the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Interfraternity system have denounced the e-mail and said they are actively pursuing the issue.

Demonstrators say such attacks against women go beyond USC’s campus.

A survey sponsored by the US Justice Department shows that one in five undergraduate women said she was a victim of attempted or actual sexual violence at school.

Demonstrators say statistics like these show how serious the problem of school sexual assaults in the US is.


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