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College uses ‘Snow White’ to educate students on how not to rape
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College uses ‘Snow White’ to educate students on how not to rape


Chapman University in Orange, California, is utilizing "Snow White" to teach students what "consent" is — and isn't.

What are the details?

According to a report in The College Fix, a group called Creating a Rape-Free Environment for Students at Chapman University — or Chapman University C.A.R.E.S. — is using "Snow White" as its rallying cry to stop sexual assault.

The report noted that the group uses a poster of the famous scene featuring Prince Charming kissing Snow White awake from her cursed slumber, but with a twist: The poster states "Sleeping people CAN'T say YES," and "Anything but a yes is NO!"

The poster is hung outside an elevator in the Argyros Forum building in the college.

The outlet, which captured an image of the poster, also reported that the poster defines consent as "conscious, freely given, and obvious."

The group's website explains that its aim is to raise "awareness regarding rape and sexual assault." The group's mission includes "disseminating prevention information and stimulating discussion with the aim of impacting the rape mentality that pervades our culture."

What did Kristen Bell say?

This isn't the first time the 1938 classic has come under fire in popular culture.

In October, actress Kristen Bell revealed that she cringes every time she reads the Disney classic to her daughters.

"Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Bell said she asks her daughters. "Because you cannot kiss someone if they're sleeping!"

Bell, who, as "Frozen" character "Anna" voices a Disney princess herself, added, "Every time we close 'Snow White,' I look at my girls and ask, 'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?' I say, 'I would never take food from a stranger, would you?' And my kids are like 'No!' And I'm like, 'OK, I'm doing something right.'"

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