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Bettina Arndt rubbishes university 'rape culture' reports

An Australian sex therapist has rubbished claims there was a 'rape culture' at universities across Australia.

Speaking to Andrew Bolt on The Bolt Report on Tuesday night, Bettina Arndt said the figures were 'cooked'.

The Human Rights Commission released a report on Tuesday suggesting 51 per cent of Australian university students were sexually harassed last year.

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Speaking to Andrew Bolt on The Bolt Report on Tuesday night, Bettina Arndt said the figures were 'cooked'

Speaking to Andrew Bolt on The Bolt Report on Tuesday night, Bettina Arndt said the figures were 'cooked'

Ms Arndt said the figures were manipulated and exaggerated the issue.

'If we're talking about being stared at in a way you don't like, I mean it's not so surprising,' she said.

'These are self-selected students who've been encouraged to fill in this survey by a campaign that's lasted for years trying to persuade people there's a rape crisis on campus.'

Ms Arndt, author of The Sex Diaries, said the results did more to disprove there was a rape culture.

'If we're talking about being stared at in a way you don't like, I mean it's not so surprising,' Ms Arndt (right) told Andrew Bolt (left) 

'If we're talking about being stared at in a way you don't like, I mean it's not so surprising,' Ms Arndt (right) told Andrew Bolt (left) 

'These people who object to being stared at - what most people regard as a very mild form of harassment ¿ they failed dismally to produce any evidence of a rape culture on campus,' Ms Arndt said

'These people who object to being stared at - what most people regard as a very mild form of

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