“Due process of law is not window dressing; it is the distillation of centuries of experience, and we ignore the lessons of history at our own peril”…”Our legal system is based on checks and balances precisely because of the risks associated with concentrating so much power in the hands of a single investigator or investigative team,” the letter from the Penn faculty says.
When author and history professor K.C. Johnson went to Ohio University to discuss due process rights for students accused of campus sexual assault, he knew what he was getting into… Although due process is a central tenet of the American justice system, it has been attacked in recent years as an impediment to justice by those claiming to be the victims of sexual assault…Protesters showed up to his lecture…They stood up when he was about to speak and blocked the audience’s view of Johnson.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
The Times‘ coverage of the Winston controversy (and others like it) shows the nation’s most influential newspaper exemplifying bias in the Winston case in particular and on the issue of campus rape in general.
www.realclearsports.com By Stuart Taylor Jr.
…men accused of date rape are increasingly using text messages, and other social media communications…to defend themselves by showing that their accusers sent messages which were friendly, flirtatious, and possibly even flagrantly sexual…
www.prlog.org By JOHN F. BANZHAF III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D.
Jane said yes. But, a week after the incident, Jane filed a complaint against John. John was expelled…This empowers the female partner to charge her male partner with rape if, after the encounter, she wishes she hadn’t done it — So what we’ve come around to is a 21st century, legalistic, feminist view that a man must always be expected to behave like a Victorian gentleman, while the woman can behave exactly as she pleases, and destroy his college career by a mere accusation.
www.theamericanconservative.com By Rod Dreher
I recently assisted a young man…who was ordered to stay away from a fellow student (cutting him off from his housing, his campus job, and educational opportunity) — all because he reminded her of the man who had raped her months before and thousands of miles away. He was found to be completely innocent-But the stay-away order remained in place, and was so broadly drawn up that he was at constant risk of violating it and coming under discipline for that.harvardlawreview.org Commentary by Janet Halley
“Kiss kiss kiss, you are super handsome,” she wrote in June, and later, “You are a sexy man” and “It was so nice sleeping with you.”
mobile.nytimes.com By Emily Bazelon
Some alums object when ‘Princeton Mom’ says some ‘date rape’ is just a bad hookup, a ‘learning experience’
“It’s very troubling to me that nobody seems to be standing with the victims of false accusation,” she said, “and troubling that there are groups of antagonistic feminists that seem to almost be encouraging women to go down that path of victimhood regardless of what actually happened to them. As if there’s some nobility in being victimized…”
www.washingtonpost.com By Susan Svrluga
False rape accusations exist…Ultimately, the grand jury cleared the man, concluding that while both parties were drunk, the woman was not incapacitated—she walked away unassisted and bought a burrito moments after the encounter—and was a willing participant.
www.slate.com By Cathy Young