Something is making many young women and more than a few young men unhappy…Although it would seem obvious to warn students about the dangers of excessive drinking, political correctness forbids it…Some of the most famous campus rape stories have turned out, upon closer examination, to be murky…Dozens of male students have also begun to sue universities, claiming violations of due process, or sometimes that they were victims of sex discrimination.
thefederalist.com By Mona Charen
The researchers said themselves that “there are caveats that make it inappropriate to use the 1-in-5 number in the way it’s being used today, …and warned that “the 1-in-5 statistic is not a nationally representative estimate of the prevalence of sexual assault.”
nypost.com By Madison Iszler
“Why shouldn’t a private institution, in the interest in promoting a safe environment, use an even lower standard than a preponderance of evidence, like even a reasonable likeliness standard?”…We’re not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we’re talking about their transfer to another university.” Colorado Rep. Jared Polis
…an accusation almost ensures a finding of guilt and an expulsion. And the evidence used to justify the expulsion is becoming flimsier and flimsier…Students, especially male students, need to stop viewing sex merely as pleasure or as an expression of affection or love, and begin seeing it as a potentially life-ruining moment.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo…”colleges be allowed to expel students accused of rape even when they were only 20 percent sure those students were guilty,” he was applauded in the subcommittee hearing room.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
To combat wrongful accusations of sexual assault on college campuses, a pro-due process group is distributing flyers meant to prepare young men for potential expulsion.
washingtonexaminer By Ashe Schow
San Diego State University has lifted the suspension against a male student after finding allegations of sexual misconduct against him were unsubstantiated….“One of my goals with this overall is to try to make her accountable for what she has done and make her publicly say ‘I’m sorry’ to me, and to actual rape victims,’”
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
One thing we can be fairly certain of: the boys who made the banners are neither rapists nor rapists-in-waiting because there is a chasm as forbidding and as difficult to cross as the Great Nefud Desert that separates horny frat men who openly brag about getting off from the small percentage of deviants who rape. But, hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good sexual grievance industry meta-narrative?
A federal judge ruled .. when a college promotes the idea that a woman’s post-intercourse regret is tantamount to rape, it manufactures a climate of gender discrimination against male students that can “railroad” (the court’s word, not mine) the innocent who are wrongly accused of sex offenses.
Can schools provide due process for defendants and adequate justice for victims, or do these cases belong in the courts? A formal debate, sponsored by Intelligence Squared, will be held in New York City, September 16th.