Joanna Newberry, falsely reported she was assaulted in a campus basement while attending Lindenwood University. She faced up to six months in jail and a $500 fine. This week, Judge Elizabeth Swann issued a suspended imposition of sentence for Newberry and placed her on supervised probation for two years. Ms. Newberry is to continue counseling.
stltoday.com By Mark Schlinkmann
Extremists and Statistics
There’s ‘classical’ feminism, and then there’s extreme feminism
Ohio University realized that the survey it conducted on “sexual misconduct victimization” was full of problems – yet it released the results anyway. Measuring campus sexual assault is one of the great objectives in higher education, yet survey instruments tend to produce more heat than light. Clearly this survey had such a low participation rate that any result will be suspect.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Authorities say University of Alabama student, Emma Mannion claimed she had been raped by two men. Detectives interviewed witnesses and recovered video surveillance which didn’t support her account. The police official said that after being confronted, the student acknowledged falsifying her report, and was later arrested on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report.
Secretary of Education John King, Jr. sent a new “Dear Colleague” letter which coincided with a White House education summit where current administration officials urged academic leaders to continue advancing existing policy priorities after “the elephant in the room” takes office in January. “We’ve got to stand up for female students and insist on environments free of sexism. We’ve got to stand up for students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” [There was zero mention from King for due process or fair campus tribunals for those accused. Under Obama, colleges will continue to be terribly unjust, and unfair for all males enrolled in college…SOS]
campusreform.org By Tyler Arnold
A reported sexual assault by a stranger at Austin Peay State University turned out to be false. There was no description of a suspect and the student has since changed her story. “After further investigation, it was determined that the events as described did not occur,” APSU Police Chief said. “The person who reported the incident advised APSU police officers that she was not assaulted by an unknown subject in that area,”
Feminist academic Christina Hoff Sommers is attracting attention for speaking out against untruths in the gender equality debate. She is the star of hit YouTube series The Factual Feminist, which doesn’t just stick up for men, but also calls-out the sisterhood on false stats, cruel comments and double-standards.
telegraph.co.uk By Peter Lloyd
The resident assistants are instructed to not be selective about what information they report to the authorities. They are to pass along to superiors anything they see or hear that could potentially run afoul of the growing web of sexual harassment rules and regulations: RAs should be ‘funnels of information’ said a Title IX bureaucrat. But at what cost? Stalin’s police state helped him apprehend criminals more easily than America’s liberal system, too. This is not good training for life in a free society.
When I tell people that crazy things are happening on University Campuses, I’m told by my peers and former friends that I am crazy and that I am the problem. Historically, this is the kind of thing that happened to people like MLK or Harvey Milk. In 2013 the Anti-Social Justice Warrior and the Anti-PC group were under the radar screen. In 2014 they were on the radar screen and got called the “crazies”. In 2015 they didn’t go away – and the only solution on social media is to delete comments – which Social Justice Warriors and Feminists have started to do. Because when you say, “All men are potential rapists,” and you find out women rape, too; when you say, “Men do domestic violence,” and you find out Lesbians have the highest rates of domestic violence, this is what happens.
allthink.com By Malhar Mali
The sexual misconduct policy was amended this semester to specifically prohibit students and advisers from copying documents from the adjudication or investigative processes. “Copying” not only includes audio recording, photographs and scanning, but also “transcribing” – suggesting that students aren’t allowed to even take notes. FIRE’s guide says the “absence of a record makes both appeals and lawsuits against the university for wrongful actions far more difficult.”
saveservices.org By Peter Maxwell
Men are scared of women on campus now, and fear breeds anger and prejudice. Women are frustrated by men, which inspires a lack of desire to collaborate for solutions. “I have male friends who want consent and sobriety written in writing before any physical intimacy, and they’re getting laughed at by their female companions.”…”In a sense, it’s annoying and debilitating to be constantly questioned about whether or not I have agency and am a sexual human being.”
heatst.com By Alexandra Villarreal