Between 15 and 25 percent of women experience date rape during their enrollment, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.
Another potential form of harassment can be seen in professor–student relationships; even though the student may be of the age to consent, they might be coerced into sexual encounters due to the hope of boosting their grades or receiving a recommendation from the professor.
Specifically, the advent of the telephone and the automobile and their subsequent integration into the mainstream culture are often identified as key factors in the rise of modern dating.
Not only did these technologies allow for rapid communication between a couple, but they also removed familial supervision from the dating process.
The automobile especially afforded a young couple the opportunity to have time together away from parental constraints.
On a campus in the late 1930s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates.
Women's status was more closely tied to how others perceived them.