…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.
Due Process Rights
Articles relating to due process rights for our College boys
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
The Senate also approved a measure requiring colleges to include a notation on the transcript of any student who has been dismissed or suspended for a sex offense.
The latest lawsuit states that the expelled student is “one of many new victims of a capricious and unjust new Sexual Misconduct investigation and adjudicatory processes sweeping the nation. Colleges and universities are pressured by federal funding to overestimate and over prosecute instances of alleged sexual misconduct.”
www.cleveland.com By Karen Farkas
People often wonder why college administrators try to adjudicate these fiendishly difficult cases, rather than putting them in the hands of the criminal justice system.
www.nytimes.com By Judith Shulevitz
Public Presumption of Guilt Motivates Unfair Policies, Even as Details of Sexual Assault Allegations Come to Light
Accused students are fighting an uphill battle, made harder by uncritical and often illogical responses to allegations of sexual assault.
www.thefire.org By Susan Kruth