“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
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.
…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
…current and former college students describe themselves as victims of false accusations amid a national campaign — led by the White House — to stamp out sexual violence on campuses…some of the accused say the pressure on their schools has led to an unfair tipping of the scales against them.
washingtonpost By Nick Anderson
Now it’s not just that women can have as much guilt-free sex with as many partners as they want, but if they do feel guilty about any sexual encounter, it must have been rape.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
On the night in question, the female student was playing drinking games with friends in her dorm when the male student texted her. A conversation ensued, with texts that read to an outsider like ambivalent flirtatiousness on the woman’s part, but that she later said were her efforts to head off a sexual encounter.
“Don’t let me try to seduce you though,” she texted at one point, followed by a second: “Because that is a distinct possibility.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com By Ruth Marcus
Yes Means Yes leaves room for a lot of guessing on college conduct boards since it not only raises the benchmark of consent but lowers the standard of proof for determining a student responsible for sexual assault. In one infamous 2013 case at Occidental College, an intoxicated female student accused a male of sexually assaulting her despite having sent a string of text messages that seem to establish consent such as, “do you have a condom” and “I’mgoingtohave sex now”Nevertheless, an Occidental disciplinary board determined the accused guilty by a preponderance of the evidence.
m.utsandiego.com Commentary by UCSD students & Students For Liberty, Danielle Crume, Michael Hatch & Derek Rousseau