The Red Pill is a 2016 documentary that follows the journey of Cassie Jaye through the mysterious and polarizing Men’s Rights Movement. Cassie, a self described Feminist, decides to do the one thing that no other Feminist ever does; listen to opposing views and try to understand them. The documentary covers several topics related to men’s right activism like family court and custody disputes, false rape accusations, reproductive rights, Feminism and father’s rights. No sooner had the documentary been released than Feminists begun protests, both online and in real life, to get the movie censored.
An influential group of law professors has once again declined to recommend that state governments enact policies favoring accusers in sexual assault cases, changes that already have been adopted by many colleges and universities. ALI is a professional association of judges, lawyers and legal scholars that has shaped many laws in this country since it was founded in 1923. If the ALI endorsed a new approach to sexual assault laws, it would almost certainly serve as a model for state legislatures across the country.
realclearinvestigations.com By Ashe Schow
Last month, Baker Donelson reported the surprise ruling out of the Third Circuit in Jane Doe v. Mercy Medical Center in which the court held that the discrimination and harassment prohibitions of Title IX apply to a private hospital’s medical residency program. Even more surprising, the court ruled that a medical resident could bypass the traditional administrative scheme required for making employment claims by pursuing litigation under Title IX, which the U.S. Supreme Court previously held allows for a direct, individual cause of action. The impact of the Doe decision is likely significant, and requires medical residency programs to understand their new obligations and take action to protect themselves from an expected increase in sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims.
bakerdonelson.com By Jennifer Curry
A Columbus lawyer said teen boys are being victimized by a system that doesn’t give them the presumption of innocence in acquaintance rape cases. Brad Koffel said he’s defending more and more cases of sex between teenagers leading to criminal charges. He considers it consensual sex that later becomes “regret” sex. According to Koffel, some teenage boys and their families said they’re getting caught up in an after-consensual-sex drama that can ruin lives. [At SOS there is an increase of emails from HS families looking for help due to HS regret sex accusations. Here is one of those stories.]
abc6onyourside.com by Kurt Ludlow
A UCF male student expelled last year over allegations he raped a female student after a night of drinking is fighting in court to return to school. “I didn’t do this,” he testified at his school discipline hearing, I want my student life back.” Prosecutors did not pursue a criminal case against the male student because of problems with the accuser’s credibility and a missing key witness. The male passed a polygraph test. According to the lawsuit filed against UCF, the man said the sex was consensual and that she made up the allegation because her boyfriend had caught her cheating on him. The man also disputed the fairness of his hearing because he was not allowed to bring up her previous sexual assault allegations against his roommate…Since late 2015 at least three others -a Rollins lacrosse player, a UCF ROTC cadet and a UCF freshman – have sued after they said they were unfairly punished for sexual assault allegations they denied committing. The courts rejected one case while two are still pending.
orlandosentinel.com By Gabrielle Russon
A former Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was acquitted in separate trials last year of rape, alleged in a federal lawsuit that his expulsion by the school’s disciplinary board violated his constitutional right to due process. Jose Aponte, 24, of Philadelphia seeks unspecified civil damages against the university and IUP officials. The lawsuit alleges that Aponte’s Hispanic heritage contributed to his treatment and resulted in a “smear campaign” against him. “Aponte was deemed guilty from the moment of his arrest, and the stories of his accusers were taken as gospel because of their sex and prevailing stereotypes, even though the accusations made against Aponte were not true. The (disciplinary) hearing was simply a formality…by virtue of this suspension, Aponte was barred from finishing his finals and attending graduation.” He is asking the court to order IUP to confer upon him a Bachelor of Science in criminology.
triblive.com By Paul Pierce
The results of Doe’s polygraph test, in which he truthfully answered as follows: Did [Roe] take her own pants off for sex? Yes. Did you in any way force [Roe] to have sex of any kind? No. Did [Roe] in any way object to engaging in any sex act with you? No…Athletic Trainers such as Roe were prohibited by Dayton from engaging in sexual contact with student athletes. Roe discussed this rule with Doe and explained how she did not honor Dayton’s rule prohibiting Athletic Trainers from engaging in sexual contact with student athletes because she believed she could “hook up with whoever [she] want[ed] to.” Roe had legitimate concerns that she might lose her job as a Dayton trainer because she had violated Dayton’s rule by engaging in [consensual] sexual intercourse with a male student athlete…Dayton and Swinton ignored overwhelming evidence of Doe’s innocence in favor of conducting a gender-biased investigation in violation of Dayton Policies to establish Dayton’s pre-determined goal of finding male students like Doe guilty of misconduct.
Attorneys for Occidental’s John Doe recently filed ‘Petitioner’s Opening Brief in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandamus’ in L.A Superior Court. Doe was expelled from Occidental College in 2013 following a TIX accusation/hearing of sexual misconduct. John Doe’s Opening Brief exposes the dirty little secret of Title IX tribunals and his exhibits provide insight into Jane Roe’s statements during the investigation process versus her statements at the TIX hearing. Also revealing are the 42 questions that John Doe prepared for his TIX hearing. Many were not asked by the seemingly biased TIX adjudicator. For inquires contact Doe’s attorney, Mark Hathaway 213-688-0460.
Recently a number of stories highlight how unfair and unjust the college environment is in the US for young men – and the necessity of federal intervention to fix the damage previous federal intervention has done. It’s not that we don’t need to protect women anymore, or take sexual assault seriously. It’s that men need our protection too. Take Thomas Klocke, a Texas student accused of making anti-gay comments which he vehemently denied. Klocke received no hearing. UT official’s conceded that there wasn’t enough evidence against Klocke, yet placed him on disciplinary probation. Thomas Klocke killed himself a few days later… A report just released by the Census Bureau showed that millennial women are driving the current growth in the 25-to-34-year-old workforce, and that “more young men are falling to the bottom of the income ladder.” We would never stand for an unjust system, like the one created by the Obama Dept. of Education’s interpretations of Title IX, if it shattered the lives of women as it currently does to men.
nypost.com By Karol Markowicz
Liberty University, five employees and a former student athlete are being sued by ex-LU football player Cameron Jackson, who alleges his Title IX rights were violated, he was defamed by the school and he was denied due process during an investigation into an alleged 2015 sexual assault. The lawsuit claims the accuser and two other LU female students engaged in a conspiracy against the football team, which included two later sexual assault claims that were reported to LU but not to law enforcement, in an effort to get football players in trouble. The lawsuit also claims that LU staff did not protect Jackson from on-campus harassment and such behavior caused him to stop attending classes. The lawsuit casts doubts on the accuser’s charges and alleges Jackson’s accuser acted maliciously and the response of LU and its employees was inept…All schools receiving federal funding must comply with Title IX regulations, or risk losing their funding. LU students received more than $825 million in federal student aid in 2014-15.
newsadvance.com By Josh Moody