Okay, so the title of this post is a bit misleading. Of course, engaging college men in difficult dialogues is not, as the saying goes, “easy as pie.” No, most dialogues that higher education professionals should be having with college men are a bit uncomfortable. For example, discussing issues of male power and privilege such as rape and sexual assault is uncomfortable. Clearly, such discussions are important as issues of sexual assault and rape are continually making national news, particularly on college campuses. For example, if you have been following the news recently, an undergraduate member of the Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech University has come under scrutiny over e-mailing his fraternity brothers with explicit instructions on how to lure women into having sex with members of that particular Phi Kappa Tau chapter through alcohol.
John Roberts is the Coordinator for Communications & Student Recruitment at Western Kentucky University, Glasglow. You can engage John on Twitter @JohnRoberts348.