…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
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
There are approximately 12 million female college students in the U.S. (There are about 9 million males.) I asked the lead author of the study, Christopher Krebs, whether the [College Sexual Assault Study] represents the experience of those millions of female students. His answer was unequivocal: “We don’t think one in five is a nationally representative statistic.” It couldn’t be, he said, because his team sampled only two schools.
http://www.thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Activists fighting rape are fighting for two things that actually work against each other. On the one hand, they want the harshest possible moral, social, legal, and administrative sanctions for sexual assault — as they should, because this is a crime second only to murder in its brutality. On the other hand, they want the broadest possible standards for deciding that a rape has occurred, weighted very, very heavily toward including true assaults, rather than excluding false, ambiguous, or hard-to-prove accusations.
www.bloombergview.com By Megan McArdle
Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the university, issued a statement Friday, in which she said that she was aware of the latest from Rolling Stone, but that it would not alter the efforts at the university to consider whether it could do a better job of preventing sexual assault and dealing with assaults that do take place.
“The university remains first and foremost concerned with the care and support of our students and, especially, any survivor of sexual assault. Our students, their safety, and their wellbeing, remain our top priority,” Sullivan said. “Over the past two weeks, our community has been more focused than ever on one of the most difficult and critical issues facing higher education today: sexual violence on college campuses. Today’s news must not alter this focus.”
A student at Keene State College reported she was sexually assaulted, but now police say it was all made up.
Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting the school acted unfairly in charging the student…His case should serve as a reminder for other colleges that if they treat accused students as guilty until proven innocent and deny them due process in kangaroo courts, they will be sued.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow