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A guide posted on the university’s official website asserts that “kissing sounds,” “leering,” “sexually oriented humor or language,” and “invading someone’s personal space” all constitute “sexual harassment”..The entire ‘college rape crisis’ narrative is based on the myth that one in five female students are victims of rape. In reality, those statistics have been repeatedly debunked. The actual figures show that young women on campus are less likely to be victims of rape than women in the general population.
infowars.com By Paul J. Watson
“My biggest fear: getting accused when that didn’t actually happen”..Andrew, like every other male college student interviewed for this article, underwent at least some form of college-mandated orientation program tackling sexual assault. But it seems young men are confused and fearful themselves around the new climate and codification of sexual relations on campus..Young men are now expected to navigate the changing and increasingly nuanced ways consent is discussed—or, rather understand and recognize the ways consent has not been reached.
thedailybeast.com by Emily Shire
In an effort to address sexual assault on college campuses, New York became the second state to pass an affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—law this summer, putting college students at risk of punishment if they cannot demonstrate that they received “clear permission” to engage in “sexual activity.”
Click on the link below to watch a 5 min. video of NYU students who are befuddled with this new New York law.
www.thefire.org By Chris Maltby
College presidents have long considered alcohol to be one of the biggest problems they face on campus— the pendulum has swung completely the other way, and we find ourselves in a landscape where the key talking points address everything but alcohol…when President Obama released his extensive guidelines on how to address campus sexual assault, the section on prevention never even mentioned the word “alcohol.”..And yet. High-profile assault cases keep unfolding in the media, many of them under a foggy haze of booze.
texasmonthly.com By Sarah Hepola
Dismissed basketball player Brandon Austin files $7.5 million lawsuit against University of Oregon, others
Former Oregon Ducks men’s basketball player Brandon Austin is seeking $7.5 million in damages in a lawsuit against the University of Oregon, former president Michael R. Gottfredson and three others…In the suit, Austin claims personal and professional harm, emotional distress, a lesser chance of playing in the NBA, and loss of future income following his dismissal from the university in June 2014 following a sexual assault allegation … Charges were never filed against Austin.
oregonlive.com By Tyson Alger
A female Bridgewater State University student who made up allegations that she was sexually assaulted on campus earlier this week could face expulsion or suspension, according to the school’s Student Code of Conduct.
tauntongazette.com By Benjamin Paulin
A Syrian national who was suspended from Penn State…for campus sexual-assault allegations can now return to class, a federal judge has ruled, nullifying the risk of his deportation. The ruling comes in the student’s lawsuit against Penn State, in which he alleged the investigation violated his due process rights. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann of the Middle District of Pennsylvania said in his order that if the student’s academic career were interrupted, he would be sent back to Syria “where he will face the potential for serious bodily harm and related injuries.”
thelegalintelligencer.com By P.J. D’Annunzio
Student found not responsible for ‘kissing and/or attempting to kiss,” is bullied and apologizes for writing about his “incredibly depressing and really devastating” Title IX hearing, which LETS BE CLEAR, found him ‘not responsible.’
themaneater.com By Emily Gallion
The campus sexual assault propaganda film “The Hunting Ground” will be in the running for an Oscar…But “The Hunting Ground” is not a documentary about a horrific epidemic of violence across the U.S., it is a propaganda film based on false statistics and inaccurate accounts of accusers.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow