Given the complexities and difficulties that individuals face during college, many are prone to be victimized by acts that are demeaning and deteriorating especially for women. Amidst, these challenges, each one must strike a balance in creating effective and efficient communication and information dissemination that will help ease the transition process and prevent these incidents from happening.
The article of Kimble et. al. is one study that looks into the risks associated to women during their early college years. It points out how they are prone to unwanted sex and the circumstances surrounding it (red zones). By understanding the parameters in which these things are facilitated, it can bring about increased awareness and limitation of incidents (Kimble et. al., 2008). It gave distinction of how educational institutions sought to resolve the problem – providing information to new students in the campus via print or orientation.
Also, the document seeks to differentiate itself with the existing literature by providing associated factors that are not found in the related study. Doing this, they set the boundaries and limitations wherein such events are bound to happen. Looking at it, the results connote that there are risks for students during their first year (first semester) and will reoccur again during winter (Kimble, et.al., 2008). Similarly, it pointed out that the environment in which these happened were likely in dormitories or student quarters – a more private and subjective experience among victims.
In the end, the researchers mentioned the importance of time in the process of information dissemination and awareness building. This is an important component in understanding and addressing unwanted sex (UWS) on college campuses (Kimble, et. al., 2008). Through this, educators and administrators can focus on programs and mechanisms that will increase accountability and responsibility.
Kimble, M., Neacsiu, A.D., Flack, W.F. and Horner, J. (2008) Risk of Unwanted Sex for College
Women: Evidence of a Red Zone in Journal of American College Health. 57 no.3 Retrieved November 19, 2008 from, 331-337.