and your post didn't say this exactly, but I believe it was implied that only males were the targets of your courses which I think would be overlooking the reality in today's society.
I want to be absolutely clear, there is no excuse whatsoever for a woman to be sexually assaulted. I am the father of 2 girls (one 18 and one 4) and I believe that when a woman says no, it means no, and that they have the right to say that at any point.If this ever happened to one of them I would want the person strung up by the balls and used as a pinata. I also believe that a woman should be able to dress and behave in whatever manner they choose and not have to worry about those clothes or behaviors being intepreted as "asking for it".
Having said all that, It is clear that things have changed dramatically from when I was a teenager and young adult. You don't have to look far to find bars where young women are stripping on the dance floor, making out with other girls to get a rise out of guys and in general being far more liberal than any girl would have dreamt of being 20 years ago.
When I was young, if a girl took off her clothes in front of you the message was clear. Now some do it just for the fun of it and it often means nothing at all, other than they wanted a little attention. I guess what I am saying is there was a lot less room for misinterpretation back then.
Again, I want to be clear: I don't think any woman deserves to be sexually assaulted nor do I think dressing certain ways or acting certain ways means they "ask for it". I do, however, think it is naive to believe that those things don't play some sort of role in these situations.
To give a crude example: if I really liked swimming and was really feeling like taking a dip and went to the ocean to satisfy that in an area known to be occupied with sharks and then got bit, how surprising would it be? I didn't ask for it...I had every right to swim there as well but I knew a danger existed and did it anyway so I couldn't really say it was surprising.
I guess what I'm saying is maybe women need these classes too so they can be aware of the dangers out there and what types of behaviour could increase a persons chances of becoming a victim (and I don't mean just how people dress or act at a club, but other things like never walking alone at night etc).
Again, this isn't in any way intended to defend any douche nozzle that chooses to sexually assault a woman, just to say that I think in today's society women are in just as much need of education on this issue as men if we hope to decrease the prevalence of these types of crimes.
In relation to this story specifically, I can only say that I hope justice is served and if an assault occured that the perpetrators pay the appropriate price and the victim is somehow able to come to terms with this awful event and in some way move forward.