The Washington Post reports that a survey found 20% of Rutgers undergraduate females were victims of unwanted sexual activities. Those ranged from being touched to penetration. Similar percentages were reported by women at other colleges and universities across the nation.
To me, that number seems low. In an open society, where females aren't overseen by chaperones 24/7, it's the rare young woman who hasn't received unwanted sexual attention. Just about every woman I knew in high school, college, and graduate school had their stories. In the University of Michigan library, several times men bumped into me as I searched for books on the shelves.
Few of us Baby Boomers reported the incidences back then. Obviously, things haven't changed over the years. Schools at all levels seem unable to protect women.
Perhaps the way to prevent sexual assaults of all kinds is to arm ourselves. Of course, the laws would have to be changed to make it legal and easy for females to carry weapons. And maybe it will have to come to that: A nation of Amazons packing heat, as well as knives and pepper spray.