Alex Knepper, American University

March 2010
American University (Private college or university)
Washington, D.C., United States

Identity of Speakers

  • Alex Knepper

    Alex Knepper was a student at American University.


Additional Information

  • Incident Nature:
  • Incident Political Orientation:
  • Incident Responses:
    Rally or Protests
  • Incident Status:
    No litigation
  • Did not involve Speech Codes


Alex Knepper was a student at American University. In March 2010, Knepper penned an opinion piece in the university’s student newspaper entitled “Dealing With AU’s Anti-Sex Brigade.” In it, he wrote that “any woman who heads to an EI [fraternity] party as an anonymous onlooker, drinks five cups of the jungle juice, and walks back to a boy’s room with him is indicating that she wants sex, OK?” The column sparked a massive backlash and garnered nearly 300 online comments on the newspaper’s website. The newspaper then apologized.