A new study published by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion found that women are safer when they are around men with religious convictions. Male college students who have religious affiliations and who participate in religious activities are less likely to be sexually violent and aggressive toward women. They are also less likely to have friends who approve of forcing women to have sex, less likely to drink alcohol, to consume pornography, to be sexually promiscuous or to make coercive sexual advances toward women. To paraphrase Thomas Sowell, these are the kind of findings that are so obvious, only intellectuals could be surprised by them.
The researchers say this study suggests that colleges should be more welcoming to religious groups, especially since “hostility to such groups may be counter-productive to reducing sexual violence on campuses.” Instead, while claiming that they are seeking to reduce sexual violence, they impose rules that allow males to intrude on once-private spaces for women, such as locker rooms and restrooms, and ban women from carrying weapons for self-defense; all while trying to drive traditional religious beliefs and organizations off our campuses.
It seems to me that if there really is a “war on women,” as liberals like to claim, all the shelling is coming from the left.