“I am a feminist, for whatever that’s worth. I am a person who is outraged by any act of violence. But I also support the American presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty.”
m.utsandiego.com By Peg Rosen
Monthly Archives: December 2014
Occidental College has almost FIVE times the forcible sex offense rate of any other school in California
The 2014-15 Cleary Act numbers for Occidental: Rape: 8, Fondling: 6, for a total of 14. Still a huge number, but in some ways showing how extreme the 2013-2014 school year was at Occidental.
Here are the Cleary Act numbers for Occidental: (from http://ope.ed.gov/security/):
|Criminal Offenses – On campus|
|Total occurrences On campus|
|a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|b. Negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|c. Sex offenses – Forcible||11||10||60|
For all of California 4-year institutions, here are the numbers:
|Criminal Offenses – On campus (Reporting Year: 2013)|
|Total occurrences On campus|
|a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter||2||0||1|
|b. Negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|c. Sex offenses – Forcible||229||271||397|
Search Criteria: Undergraduate Enrollment: ‘Between 500 and 999’, ‘Between 1,000 and 1,499’, ‘Between 1,500 and 1,999’, ‘Between 2,000 and 2,999’, ‘Between 3,000 and 4,999’, ‘Between 5,000 and 9,999’, ‘Between 10,000 and 14,999’, ‘Between 15,000 and 19,999’, ‘Between 20,000 and 29,999’, ‘30,000 and greater’ Institution State: ‘CA’; Type of institution: ‘Public, 4-year or above’, ‘Private nonprofit, 4-year or above’, ‘Private for-profit, 4-year or above’
Here is a spreadsheet from the Cleary site showing the top 18 schools, by rate, showing that Occidental is almost FIVE times the rate of any other school in California (excluding schools with under 500 students):
|Year||Institution||Campus||Institution Size||Sex offenses – Forcible||Rate|
|2013||Occidental College||Occidental College||2128||60||2.82%|
|2013||Claremont McKenna College||Main Campus||1328||8||0.60%|
|2013||Pomona College||Main Campus||1610||8||0.50%|
|2013||Harvey Mudd College||Main Campus||807||4||0.50%|
|2013||Whittier College||Main Campus||2339||5||0.21%|
|2013||Scripps College||Main Campus||1009||2||0.20%|
|2013||California Institute of Technology||Main Campus||2181||4||0.18%|
|2013||Stanford University||Main Campus||18346||25||0.14%|
|2013||Mills College||Main Campus||1595||2||0.13%|
|2013||University of the Pacific||Main Campus||6421||7||0.11%|
|2013||University of California-Santa Barbara||Main Campus||22225||23||0.10%|
|2013||Southern California University of Health Sciences||Southern California University of Health Sciences Campus||968||1||0.10%|
|2013||Notre Dame de Namur University||Main Campus||2030||2||0.10%|
|2013||Azusa Pacific University||Azusa (main campus)||10755||10||0.09%|
|2013||Pitzer College||Pitzer College||1081||1||0.09%|
|2013||University of California-Hastings College of Law||Main Campus||1088||1||0.09%|
|2013||University of California-Los Angeles||UCLA||40795||33||0.08%|
Search criteria: Undergraduate Enrollment: ‘Between 500 and 999’, ‘Between 1,000 and 1,499’, ‘Between 1,500 and 1,999’, ‘Between 2,000 and 2,999’, ‘Between 3,000 and 4,999’, ‘Between 5,000 and 9,999’, ‘Between 10,000 and 14,999’, ‘Between 15,000 and 19,999’, ‘Between 20,000 and 29,999’, ‘30,000 and greater’, Institution State: ‘CA’, Type of institution: ‘Public, 4-year or above’, ‘Private nonprofit, 4-year or above’, ‘Private for-profit, 4-year or above’
I’ve been putting the Occidental rape rate of 2.82% into context for a bit more understanding of these statistics.
For example, what if you applied the 2.82% rape rate to a large school, say UCLA? With an enrollment of 40795, a 2.82% rape rate would be 1150 students. Can you imagine the outcry if UCLA expelled over 1100 male students in a single year?
But let’s focus on Occidental:
First, a few assumptions, which we have no way of verifying at this point, short of asking Occidental:
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many were repeat offenders? (was it 60 students found ‘responsible’ for 60 offenses, or were some of the students responsible for multiple infractions?) A reasonable assumption would be that the number of offenders is very close to, if not the same as, the number of offenders.
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many students were expelled? Given the current climate it would be hard to imagine that any of these offenders were not expelled, but it would be good to know for sure.
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many ‘responsible’ students were male? It is safe to assume at this point that they were all male, but Occidental could provide confirmation.
So, say you are a male at Occidental, what is the likelihood that you will be expelled this year? If my assumptions are correct, a shocking 6.4% of male students will be expelled. Here’s the math, if I’ve figured it correctly:
– 44% of Occidental students are male, which out of a total enrollment of 2128, means that there are 936 males enrolled.
– if 60 male students were expelled, that would mean that 60 expellees out of 936 males gives a likelihood of expulsion of 6.41%
Can you imagine if Occidental was upfront with their male applicants? What if they advertised that over 6% of their male students were expelled last year, and they can expect the numbers to be the same this year, or worse?
Here’s another way to look at the numbers: what will this do to the male/female ratio at the school? The current ratio is 44% male to 56% female. Take away 60 males from the 936, you get 876. Assuming that you keep the same female enrollment, by the end of the year you have a campus ratio of 41.2% males to 58.8% females. Schools try very hard to keep their numbers away from 40/60, likely because they figure it would discourage both males and females from attending an institution that was so skewed towards one gender. Would Occidental like to advertise that their ratio changes that much during the year, and why?
And what if these numbers were applied to all higher education institutions in America? Total enrollment for 2013 according to http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/12/college-enrollment-falls-for-second-year-in-a-row is 19.9 million.
19.9 million * 2.82% is 535,714 students. That is over half a million college students whose dreams are ruined.
The extreme feminists are right about one thing: the culture on America’s colleges would indeed change. Men would all be painfully aware that you can never trust a woman. Feminism just might succeed in bringing all men into their fearful world: all college men should fear that their career opportunities can be stolen from them in a moment’s notice by a false accusation or a ‘retracted consent’, and they have no constitutional rights to defend themselves. If Occidental is a bellwether, their odds of being ruined are 1 in 16.
It is painful to go back in time and remember what took place in my heart and mind when my son was falsely accused of sexual assault while attending college. But I feel it’s important to speak out for historical documentation. Our sons are suffocating under the illegal and immoral treatment directed at them from their own beloved college. And because colleges demand confidentially, their injustices against our sons goes unnoticed. Colleges kick our sons to the curb, expediently expelled, and branded with a lie, with little hope of transferring elsewhere for higher education.
Well I’m a mother, and I say Silent No More let’s Save Our Sons together. Let’s speak out and save our sons by telling our own stories of what a false accusation actually looks like. I welcome mothers and their sons to tell their story here. I invite fathers to share their story. And yes, I also ask the brother and/or sister of one whose been falsely accused of a campus sexual assault to speak out in this blog. You have a place to share your true story here.
If you signed a college confidentially agreement, you can still share here without divulging the specifics.
Many stories will sound very similar. I myself have heard stories from mothers that sound as if they are talking about my own experience. Rest assured, your story is unique and your anonymity is safe.
All personal narratives will be published anonymously (or with your name if requested) and are verified by Alice True and two credible sources.
Lets begin. This is my own story of what happened when the phone rang late one night.
..”don’t worry Mom, I’m fine but I’ve been taken out of my dorm room and moved elsewhere…. A girl and I had sex a few weeks ago, … she filed a complaint against me…. She agreed to have sex, I have it in writing,… I don’t know why she filed. Also Mom, I’m on suicide watch.”
That’s how my family’s nightmare began.
Initially I wanted to run and be on campus with him. He was a first year student. Who did he know that could be his protector against such an unfounded lie from this college girl?
Well I slowly learned over the months, that the college would do nothing to help my son through their Kafkaesque college investigation and hearing process. But the college would do everything and more, to help the girl in all ways possible, at all times. When we asked to see what the charges were, or other pertinent questions we were met with no comment, or you have to figure that out for yourself. Thankfully, we had an attorney who communicated with the college. Often he didn’t succeed any better than we did in obtaining information about the upcoming hearing, but we could commiserate together at the brazenness and arrogance of the college. In the months leading up to the hearing, I was thinking, this is my 18 year old son and this is how you treat one of your finest and brightest students? How dare you. You trample on his rights, your treat him as dangerous, and act as if he’s guilty before the college hearing even takes place? Before you review the evidence? Shame on you!
I think this was my biggest faux pas. I believed that the college, as an educational institution teaching truth and justice, would do the right thing. Act in a fair and impartial manner, as one would do in a court of law. I actually assumed they would look at the facts, and based on those facts, find my son innocent. I was naive. I didn’t know that the college had already pre-determined that my son was guilty, right at the moment the girl filed her complaint.
So it didn’t matter that a criminal investigation cleared my son, or that the police looked at the evidence and didn’t press charges or that witnesses offered to testify for my son. It really didn’t matter what evidence we had to prove his innocence, because the adjudicator refused to allow most of my son’s evidence into the college hearing. But what did matter at the college hearing was that the girl had as many staff around her as she needed to keep her upright and hold her hand. So that during the daylong hearing, she and her female friends could unleash their hatred at my son for his alleged assault and spew their fear-based, anti-male words at my son. He most certainly got a hysterical feminist tongue lashing from the staff, and also from the pitiful weak minded wounded girls (includes one of her witnesses.) Of course my son was shaken up. Who wants to be trapped in a room with girls yelling vicious lies at you for seven hours?
And of course, he must sit still, listen and take it. No rebuttal.
It is an unimaginable process that these college hearings engage in. Many of my son’s rights were denied. He didn’t have the right to review the evidence, or to question the witnesses, little cross examination was allowed, and he was denied his due process rights. Basically, this was not a fair and impartial college hearing; also his attorney wasn’t allowed in the hearing room; but of course college staff were permitted in the hearing room to sit and coddle the girl. And most of the staff supporting her had law degrees. Many constitutional rights were denied to my son. These are horrific college hearings. They’ll never be exposed properly. But in time I do hope reason and fairness will win and college boys will have their constitutional rights upheld in the future.
When the finding of guilt was emailed to my son, we were shocked. His friends were in disbelief. The sly adjudicator twisted words and logic into a pretzel, and found my loving, generous, handsome and kind-hearted son guilty. This injustice was very hard to take, and my son’s education, and successful future, has faltered because of this girl’s false accusation. She continues her education in college, very much in la-la land, insulated by neo-feminists, and wrapped in her own lie and label.
Today we continue to be in legal proceedings with the college, where their goal is to delay proceedings, and run us into the ground financially. But when you have an innocent son, nothing stops a mother from fighting for truth and justice.
Like I said, Silent No More.
– Mother of a falsely accused son, working to clear his name.
…new federal numbers show the risk on campuses is still lower than it is for non-students. And the report casts some doubt on a statistic we’ve heard a lot – that 1 in 5 college students are raped or sexually assaulted.
Southern Methodist University violated Title IX when it failed to provide a “prompt and equitable response” to the alleged sexual assault of a male student by another male student in 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday.
www.insidehighered.com By Jake New
…historically, colleges have not talked about drinking or not talked about alcohol when they talk to students about preventing sexual assaults.
www.pbs.org PBS NEWSHOUR Gwen Ifill
A new report on sexual assault released today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially puts to bed the bogus statistic that one in five women on college campuses are victims of sexual assault. In fact, non-students are 25 percent more likely to be victims of sexual assault than students, according to the data. And the real number of assault victims is several orders of magnitude lower than one-in-five.
thefederalist.com By the Federalist staff
On this issue, I have to side with the amoral hedonists of Reason. We could also reduce premarital sex by banning women from appearing in public without a male chaperone, and stoning them to death if they engage in sex outside of marriage. Most people would correctly describe such rules as misogynistic. Why on earth would we support a system which makes men solely responsible for maintaining “sexual decorum?
www.americanthinker.com By Ben Cohen
SCHLAFLY:It’s really dangerous for a guy to go to college these days. He’s better off if he doesn’t talk to any women when he gets there
“They really are a vicious group,” … “They don’t like men, and they want anything to discredit and destroy men. I think it’s very helpful that the [UVA rape] story has been exposed as a fraud, and anybody who heard it in the first place should have suspected it was a fraud.”mobile.wnd.com By Paul Bremmer