At least in the contained world of fraternities and sororities on campuses in the USA, there are quite different expectations and models of behaviour for men and women. At the extremes, sorority sisters present themselves as paragons of virtue; fraternity brothers are expected to concentrate on uncovering their primordial masculine sexuality. Most women college students believed that the responsibility for avoiding physically threatening situations, such as date rape, lay with them. Few questioned the right of a man to take advantage of a woman who had been in his room of who had been drinking excessively. They believed that females should not drink too much, and should not leave alone. If a date rape occurs in these circumstances, the woman becomes the guilty party, and the judges are the women themselves.
In the USA it has been estimated that 17% of women have been raped by the age of 20, but 75% of them did not perceive this as rape because of the circumstances.
2. By campaigning against date rape, the feminist creates immense hatred and suspicion between men and women. Women are effectively advised to establish a virtual contract governing what will happen in the course of an evening. This destroys the free and easy relations between men and women which have long characterized the Western world. It parallels the fundamentalist campaign to restore the old ways in the Islamic world.