Don’t let ideology ever trump justice — for women who are wrongly disbelieved or for men who are wrongly accused — and don’t shy away from precise questions, to clarify what “rape” is when we talk about rape…We need to draw distinctions between behavior that is criminal, behavior that is stupid and behavior that results from the dance of ambiguity.
latimes.com By Carol Tavris
“Only in an Orwellian world would students be smeared as sex offenders for violating a policy that didn’t even exist,” notes SAVE spokesperson Sheryle Hutter…affirmative consent is a controversial, possibly unconstitutional policy, and most colleges had not implemented the policy when AAU fielded the survey in April 2015.
saveservices Press release
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
…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
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.
Brandeis University president writes an e-mail to the entire student body apologizing to anyone who was “triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions.”…In California…a list of offensive statements… “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
www.theatlantic.com By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
Dr. Mary Koss—a scientist, feminist, and acclaimed expert on the subject of campus sexual assault..comes out swinging against David Lisak’s serial predator theory.
reason.com By Robby Soave
Safe Campus Act would give students accused of sexual violence lots of protections:nine reasons I like it
My girlfriend was raped several years ago. I was falsely accused of rape less than a year ago. From the initial stages of suicidal thoughts and not being able to function…it turns out that her experience of being raped and mine of being falsely accused of rape were very similar.
www.avoiceformen.com By Tom Golden