The idea is a “particularly vicious fiction because it brands half the human race – males, and especially white males – as rapists or rape facilitators,” writes Wendy McElroy. “This slander would be denounced as hate speech if it were directed at any other class of human being, such as blacks, gays or women.” The Big Lie about rape culture contains all the crucial elements: brashness, sincerity and repetitiveness, and it plays off the emotional and justice-driven agenda of people..They “repeat the 1-in-5 statistic as a mantra because 1-in-50 is 10 times less effective in achieving their goals and maintaining funding.”
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
Monthly Archives: July 2016
No one at Yale outside Montague, his former girlfriend, and the university officials who tried and convicted Montague in secret without ordinary due process of law really knows what happened…This destruction of due process of law in sexual-assault cases and the ruin of people who are merely accused is exactly what the banshees of political correctness want, since due process hampers getting convictions in such cases — as if due process doesn’t hamper getting convictions in all cases and as if due process, from the Magna Carta in 1215 to the Sixth Amendment in 1791 to Connecticut’s 1818 and 1965 constitutions, has not for centuries been regarded as the essential mechanism for increasing the likelihood that justice will be done and be seen to have been done.
journalinquirer.com By Chris Powell
God Bless SAVE. SAVE tracks every editorial that highlights the continuing abuses on campuses arising from the OCR’s Dear Colleague Letters and aggressive enforcement practices… Doubts exist whether accusers are well served by campus sex panels regarding the removal of due process rights from the accused, and the expanding definitions of sexual assault.
SAVE’s List of 400+ editorials By Edward Bartlett
Someone anonymously filed a sexual assault complaint. Student A and John Doe never considered what happened to be sexual misconduct. They both admitted to drinking and they both engaged in sexual intercourse. Someone else decided that all drunken sex is rape. In that moment, the person filing the complaint changed other people’s life courses to serve their agendas and beliefs over those of the two individuals involved. John Doe was immediately suspended from campus, he lost his scholarship…
huffingtonpost.com By Jessica Denis
“Maybe I said ‘yes,’ I don’t know. I was extremely intoxicated,” she concluded. (The due-process lawsuit notes that the report casts doubt on her level of intoxication, citing surveillance video that shows her “walking and … smiling,” balancing on one foot and “laughing” as she returned to her dorm that night.) The accuser felt ambivalence about the incident and was pressured into accusing him by friends and family.
thecollegefix.com By Peter Maxwell
Related: campus drunk confidential
The Obama administration put forward guidelines for handling college sexual misconduct accusations that come close to eliminating the civil rights of the accused. Our friends at SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments) have put out a new model bill that upholds the rights of both complainant and the accused student, and encourages the criminal justice system to get involved in such cases.
iwf.org By Charlotte Hays
This series is intended to show readers how incredibly inept colleges and universities are when it comes to rape complaints. Take the case of John Doe v. Boston College. It was forensically proven through surveillance, DNA, and a polygraph, that he was innocent. All charges criminally were dropped. However at the school level he was immediately suspended and kicked off campus. No one was allowed to testify on his behalf, the school would not take his statement. He had no way to prove his innocence.
huffingtonpost.com By Jessica Denis
John Doe seeking $3 million from BC: bostonglobe.com