Twenty-first century America does not have a rape culture; what we have is an out-of-control lobby leading the public and our educational and political leaders down the wrong path. Rape-culture theory is doing little to help victims, but its power to poison the minds of young women and lead to hostile environments for innocent males is immense.
time.com By Caroline Kitchens
Extremists and Statistics
There’s ‘classical’ feminism, and then there’s extreme feminism
Some institutions have security fees to support campus police and security departments, as well as student health fees…But a college’s Title IX office is an administrative department whose existence is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education, and few — if any — rely on student fees.
insidehighered.com By Jake New
Related: University Of Maryland TitleIX Fee
Victim-centered investigations are based on the premise of believing the accuser’s story before the gathering of evidence occurs and to always believe the accuser. Victim-centered investigations emphasize the collection of corroborative evidence supporting the accuser and discourage the collection of exculpatory evidence. Victim-centered investigations represent a departure from ethical standards of investigative impartiality, neutrality, and objectivity, thus removing the presumption of innocence from the accused. It is “an attempt to railroad accused [college] students while looking impartial.”
California is becoming unsafe for college males. California’s college climate of pro-accusation and anti-due process Title IX directives, coupled with California’s new laws set the stage for innocent males doing hard prison time. College males please do not ever apply to a California college. Your future depends on it.
latimes.com By Jazmine Ulloa
The Obama administration expects colleges to massively meddle in students’ romantic lives, even off campus, by pressuring colleges to vastly increase their regulation of students’ sex lives, and demanding investigations students don’t want. Even if you liked being kissed, a college may deem it sexual assault if there was no explicit discussion beforehand to establish the existence of “affirmative consent…enthusiasm is a requirement of consent itself—anything less than enthusiasm is sexual assault.” There is also talk of enacting “affirmative consent” as a national requirement for not just students but all citizens.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
There is a growing trend of false accusations against men on college campuses helping to perpetuate the false narrative of the so-called “Rape Culture.“…the stats that are cited by the crowd clamoring about “Rape Culture” are completely false. The most comprehensive look at sexual assault comes from a Department of Justice study between 1995 and 2013. These numbers show that in fact the campus setting may not be the most dangerous place for women.
nj1015.com By Bill Spadea
“Today we have an elaborate and growing federal bureaucratic structure that in effect regulates sex.” This is largely the result of pressure from the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. By pressuring colleges to vastly increase their regulation of students’ sex lives, and demanding investigations students don’t want, the Obama Education Department has fueled vast expansions of college bureaucracies. Even if you liked being kissed, a college may deem it sexual assault if there was no explicit discussion beforehand between you and your partner to establish the existence of “affirmative consent,”
libertyunyielding.com By Hans Bader
Frostburg State University in Maryland was found in violation of Title IX…one of the most notable findings was that using “common sense” and “reason” are considered violations of Title IX, the anti sex-discrimination statute that is used to force schools to adjudicate felony sexual assault. Frostburg is so afraid of losing federal funding that they will accept OCR’s letter and alter their policies — which usually result in more accused students getting expelled with little to no evidence. Frostburg has already adopted OCR’s recommendations and will reinvestigate years worth of accusations, because double jeopardy isn’t a thing on college campuses.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
A new Illinois law will do a lot to tip the scales in favor of those making accusations of sexual assault on campus. The law requires schools to provide trained confidential advisers available to those making accusations in order to inform them of their rights and reporting options. No such adviser is available for accused students so that they can learn their rights or what they can do to defend themselves from false accusations. The news conference made it clear what the state of Illinois is to do: Find more accused students responsible.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Yale University continues to impose sanctions on students and faculty even when they are not found responsible for sexual misconduct. In contrast to previous reports, this one has totally scrapped details on complaints that didn’t result in investigations, though it continues to list such complaints in statistical tables. The move suggests that Yale does not want to provide information that might cast doubt on the suggestions that the university is experiencing an unprecedented crime wave.
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb