According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest. “The idea that women can be sexually manipulative, dominant, and even violent runs counter to these stereotypes. In 2011 a survey of 302 male college students found that 51.2 percent reported “at least one sexual victimization experience since age 16…a 2014 study of 284 men and boys in college and high school found that 43 percent reported being sexually coerced and 95 percent reported only female perpetrators.”
theatlantic.com By Conor Friedersdorf
Extremists and Statistics
There’s ‘classical’ feminism, and then there’s extreme feminism
Today, any unwelcome comment to a female student from a male student, or faculty member is grounds for a Title IX investigation. University of Kentucky’s TIX coordinator ruled that the professor who sang “California Girls,” included ‘language of a sexual nature’ and was offensive.” Although there were no student complaints, the professor was refused due process—as is the case for many accused males in Title IX cases. In most cases, accused students are not given due process -they are denied a chance to respond to allegations, they are not informed of their options for resolving the complaints, they are not given copies of the incident report or other evidence against them before the hearing, they are not allowed to call witnesses on their behalf, and they are often denied legal representation.
mindingthecampus.org By Anne Hendershott
It’s getting harder to justify the ridiculous kangaroo court system created by Title IX and the infamous “Dear Colleague” letter that mandated “compliance” by creating campus tribunals hearing sexual assault cases with a preponderance standard of proof. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals needed twenty-nine pages to show how the University of Cincinnati’s “Administrative Review Committee’s” satisfied two former students’ due process rights and complied with Title IX. Somehow, a system that restricts accused students from buildings, allowed a “victim impact statement” to be read before an “adjudication,” and a hearing conducted in front of a panel that doesn’t even know the burden of proof is perfectly legal and denies no rights whatsoever.
mimesislaw.com by Chris Seaton
CA Dem. Rep. Jackie Speier wants college students found responsible for violating a school’s sexual misconduct code to have that information noted on their transcripts. Many of the students who would be affected by Speier’s legislation have not been convicted in a court of law. The College Title IX process is heavily weighted in favor of the accuser and denies the accused basic principles of due process. Speier’s bill makes no distinction for wrongly accused students.
watchdog.org By Ashe Schow
NPR, which happily recites the fake news that one-in-five college women are sexually assaulted has just published a handy guide on how to spot . . . fake news. NPR should follow its own guidelines, but of course when it comes to sexual assault, it doesn’t. A few of NPR’s guides for spotting fake news expose the utter folly in accepting the one-in-five stat:
Clark University has done male students a service. Because the University has watered down the definition of rape so much, male students know not to apply here. If you do attend this University, it’s a pretty good bet you will be falsely accused. And sadly once accused, Title IX has pre-determined your guilt regardless of your evidence of innocence. With Clark’s definition of rape, the net is cast to catch innocent young men.
theblaze.com By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
washingtonpost.com By Eugene Volokh
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
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,”