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They Call It Hazing: How Adults Enable Sexual Assault by Athletes on Their Teammates

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In this post, Cook discusses how adults and other bystanders minimize act of sexual violence against athletes by their teammates. Writing it off as ÐhazingÓ and subscribing to myths about team unity building, these actions and in-actions fail to hold offenders accountable, discourage victims from coming forward, and create an unsafe environment for everyone involved.