“This is the worst example of rape culture I've ever seen”: UQO investigates unsanctioned campus event

September 13, 2016

The Université du Québec en Outaouais has launched an investigation into an unsanctioned campus event that rewarded students for performing tasks associated with “promoting a culture that enables sexual assaults,” reports CBC. Criticism of the event first became public when students posted the list of tasks on social media. “I think the response from everybody was they were furious,” said Valerie La France, president of the university’s women’s committee. “This is the worst example of rape culture I've ever seen. It's the most vulgar one, too.” UQO President Denis Harrisson condemned the event as being contrary to the school’s values and code of conduct. Three student leaders at UQO have reportedly stepped down in the wake of the event. CBC | Ottawa Citizen