College students instructed to masturbate rather than rape (WARNING: harsh language)

Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York learned something strange – that the school is hoping will cut down on the number of sexual assaults – from a Winnie-the-Pooh character at freshman orientation.

During a slide presentation, the school chose to feature the book’s baby kangaroo character, Roo, using its name as an acronym for masturbation: Rub One Out.

University staff told students that they should masturbate as a way of stopping themselves from carrying out sex attacks on nights out.

A screenshot from the session was shared on Twitter by one student who uploaded it, writing, “Holy f***, apparently my college revamped their freshman orientation to teach about how to not rape.”

In response, university officials claimed that the screenshot was taken out of context.

According to Sandra Johnson, senior vice president for student affairs, “The overarching goal was to increase awareness and promote discussion about the ways we together can prevent instances of sexual misconduct on our campus.”

She noted that the slide was one of 77 shown at the session, which took place last month.

Darci Lane-Williams, director of the university’s Centre for Women and Gender, added: “At no point did we say that masturbation is a deterrent to rape.

“We were talking about situations in which someone may want to do something sexually, and their partner withdraws consent and what options they have if they find themselves sexually frustrated once they leave,” she explained.

Called “Alcohol and Chill,” the session was part of a five-day student orientation program, RIT said, which was meant to promote “awareness, prevention, bystander education and risk reduction.”

It’s unclear if alcohol was served to the college freshmen during the sessions as Freshmen aren’t typically old enough to imbibe.

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