Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard and the government’s approach to Title IX..In September, Halley wrote a critical analysis of Harvard’s new framework, arguing that it was “defective on every known scale of equal procedural treatment of the parties and due process.”
www.thecrimson.com By Andrew M. Duehren
“the attempt to make sex into a recreational activity equally available to men and women and free for both from the burdens of shame and guilt is something pretty new… But it took the peculiar combination of feminist advocacy, the gay rights revolution, modern technology, the breakdown of the two-parent family, and the liberated college campus to create the conditions whereby this assault on human nature could have the opportunity to play itself out.”
www.weeklystandard.com By Peter Wood
Jane texted a friend “I’m wasted” and “I’mgoingtohave sex now,”…Under the current guidelines recommended by the Office for Civil Rights, schools have considerable leeway in how they structure their investigation and adjudication processes..Three months later, John would find out he’d been expelled.
www.esquire.com By Richard Dorment
Five months after Rolling Stone magazine published a controversial story about the alleged gang rape of a female student at the University of Virginia, the police department in Charlottesville, Va., announced it was unable to corroborate the student’s story.
www.csmonitor.com By Cristina Maza
Josh’s expulsion from his dream school occurred even though there wasn’t sufficient evidence for a grand jury to indict him… The point is that there are two sides to these stories, and the loudest activists in the media and in Congress and at the Department of Education are only listening to one side.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
People often wonder why college administrators try to adjudicate these fiendishly difficult cases, rather than putting them in the hands of the criminal justice system.
www.nytimes.com By Judith Shulevitz
The frenzy over college sexual assault now sweeping the nation was triggered by a specific event… our detour into madness might never have happened had those investigative journalists at NPR and the Center for Public Integrity resisted their “nightmare” narrative and just reported the truth.
www.thedailybeast.com By Christina Hoff Sommers
If there is a widespread perception that the balance has tilted from no rights for victims to no due process for the accused, we risk a backlash. It takes only a few celebrated false accusations of rape to turn the clock back….Indeed, feminists should be concerned about fair process, not just because it makes fact-findings more reliable and more credible, but for its own sake.
prospect.org By Nancy Gertner