While one has to have a great deal of sympathy for Ms. Bobs-Waksberg (“On Campus, An Assault On The Status Quo,” Feb. 6), one has to believe that the abuse of drugs and alcohol has an awful lot to deal with the situation that created date rape [or other forms of sexual assault]. Often both parties are so high or intoxicated that making out a case of non-consensual sex is impossible.
The answer is for the university to take some responsibility regarding excessive intoxication and drug use. (Many states have a legal drinking age of 21 that should be enforced). This will cut the rate of date rape, not unenforceable rules on what constitutes consent in highly ambiguous situations.
Fair Lawn, N.J.