At campus hearings on claims of sexual assault, procedures are relentlessly stacked again males and evidence of innocence doesn’t count.
www.mindingthecampus By K.C. Johnson
Consent, Drinking, & Sex
If you hooked up, and she regrets it you lose. It’s about money and not your presumption of innocence. Get a lawyer fast.
Jones: “Ohmygod, I jus[sic] did something so [expletive] stupid.” Counselor: “What did you do?” Jones responded that she had sex with Doe. Then she expressed concern that her roommate would find out…The counselor’s recommendation was to blame Doe for the encounter.
It’s a story that demonstrates how deeply the filmmakers’ politics colored their presentation of the facts—and how deeply flawed their influential film is as a result.
www.slate.com By Emily Yoffe
Since she admittedly gave consent without coercion or threat, clearly a new term would need to be introduced in order to make her a victim…the birth of “raped by rape culture.” In addition to insulting rape victims everywhere, such a claim introduces a very scary mindset: that if you happen to be a woman, you are incapable of saying yes and meaning it.
www.everyjoe.com By Liz Finnegan
The connection between alcohol and sexual assault is not necessarily what is controversial, but how to advise college students—both men and women—can be deeply polarizing.
www.thedailybeast.com By Emily Shire
A University in Ohio has settled a lawsuit with a former student who sued after being expelled over a sexual assault allegation. A freshman female student accused a male student of assaulting her on the way home from a party where alcohol was served. The male was expelled following a November student disciplinary hearing. The falsely accused student filed a lawsuit the following month, alleging libel, defamation, negligence and infliction of emotional distress, among other things, and said he was illegally prohibited from using an attorney and presenting evidence or testimony.
The University’s vice president for student development, said via email that she “cannot confirm that a settlement has been reached, but we can confirm that the case has been dismissed in the courts.” Asked to clarify, she emailed, “The matter was resolved by mutual agreement and together we sought dismissal by the court.” The falsely accused’s attorney, Eric Rosenberg, said via phone that there was a settlement but the case is officially recorded as dismissed because of semantics.
Rosenberg’s case was one of a growing number of lawsuits filed by men who are punished following campus judicial proceedings, in some cases under Title IX, the same federal statute that women point to when alleging campuses handle their sexual assault allegations improperly. Rosenberg told the student newspaper, “I’d like to convey to students the risk of being involved with women who have been drinking…. because later she may say she was sexually assaulted.”
Source: Educational 2014: edited by SOS to maintain confidentiality
Three recently filed lawsuits show the other side of the “rape crisis,” how the media glosses over ambiguity to advance an agenda, creating heroes out of potential liars and villains out of the possibly innocent.
www.nationalreview.com by David French
A recurring assertion in the lawsuit, regarding multiple details on multiple occasions, is that “Ms. Kinsman is lying.”…”She has mounted a false and vicious media campaign to vilify Mr. Winston with the objective of getting him to pay her to go away,” states the Heisman Trophy winner’s lawsuit. “Ms. Kinsman is motivated by the most insidious objectives — greed.”
www.cnn.com By Greg Botelho
Doe accuses his ex-girlfriend of lying to school officials about their consensual relationship… and he alleges that Reed College railroaded him through a disciplinary process intended only to expel him.
www.oregonlive.com By Bryan Denson