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College students are speaking out against Donald Trump's 'locker room' talk

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College students are often encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks condoning sexual assault.

But a growing chorus of students believe Donald Trump's recent remarks about "locker room banter" hurt the fight against sexual violence on campus.

A recently released "Access Hollywood" video showing Trump saying he can "do anything" to women, even "grab them by the pussy" has caused quite the stir on college campuses across the country -- even one famously conservative, Christian college.

Students at Liberty University issued a statement denouncing Trump's remarks.

Liberty University denounces Donald Trump

"We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell's endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history," the Liberty University statement said.

The statement rebuked Falwell's support for Trump.

"Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose."

University of Virginia College Republicans rescinds Donald Trump endorsement

Sexual assault facts on college campuses:

  • 1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted in college (source: U.S. Dept. of Justice)
  • 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation (source: AAU report)
  • More than 50% of college sexual assaults occur in either August, September, October, or November (source: Campus Sexual Assault Study)
It's a human issue. It's one thing to support him, another to say this is OK.
Maggie Corey, Connecticut College

More and more college students are speaking out about Trump's comments and their concerns that they could make the fight against sexual assault difficult.

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