Many col­leges have also responded by devel­oping vio­lence pre­ven­tion cam­paigns around the bystander inter­ven­tion model. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, which pio­neered bystander training 20 years ago, has seen a marked uptick in demand. As Jarrod Chin, its director of training, says, “There is nothing like the threat of losing money to get people’s attention.”

Jackson Katz, who cre­ated the bystander pro­gram for men at North­eastern, opened a 2012 Ted Talk by saying sexual assault has been seen as a woman’s issue that some good men help out with. “I don’t accept that,” he said. “I’m going to argue these are men’s issues.”


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