“Colleges and universities across the nation, in addition to prestigious legal scholars, government officials, and members of the U.S. Congress view the Dear Colleague letters as improperly issued guidance that require constitutionally questionable and ill-conceived policies …”
washingtonpost.com By Emma Brown
…when the president and his party go rogue, it is the duty of the loyal opposition to blow the whistle and fight back…It [OCR] has forced almost all of the nation’s universities and colleges to disregard due process in disciplinary proceedings when they involve allegations of sexual assault…these mandates are having a devastating impact on the nation’s universities and on the lives of dozens — almost certainly soon to be hundreds or thousands — of falsely accused students… An entire generation of college students is learning to disregard due process and the dispassionate evaluation of evidence.
nationalreview.com By Stuart Taylor & KC Johnson
Despite the school’s subsequent clearing of his name, the accused was so distraught from the experience that he could not return to school until another year had passed. He became chronically ill, lost 25 pounds, and could only handle a few classes a semester…False accusations don’t just roll off the backs of their targets because they’re supposed to be emotionless men. False accusations hurt…
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
This is a piece on a subject about which I may soon be prevented from publishing, depending on how events unfold.
newyorker.com By Jeannie Suk
Truth will out. At the Brandon Project Facts Matter website you can learn the truth about Brandon Winston, his parents, read court documents, and understand that the propaganda film, The Hunting Ground, is rife with lies.
“We don’t operate the same way as journalists — this is a film project very much in the corner of advocacy for victims, so there would be no insensitive questions or the need to get the perpetrator’s side”
nationalreview.com By Stuart Taylor Jr.
I want to suggest that the rape culture narrative is not only wrong, but completely off the mark. It has been aggressively conflated with what is actually “hookup culture,” and the evidence for this can be found not only in nations with “real” rape cultures, but through examining our own culture as well… what we see in our media is young adults bombarded with suggestions — no, coercions — to “let loose,” to drink, to lower boundaries and to not worry about what might happen tomorrow. This is not a sign of rape culture, but of hookup culture.
flathatnews.com By Thomas Briggs, Williams and Mary student
Opening the Curtain on a Post-Modern Tragedy: One of the more prominent and most salacious performances of campus-related sexual assault has recently emerged from the Title IX shadows into the courtroom and the court of public opinion, and it contains many of the elements common to false and malicious allegations, compounded by issues of power-imbalance, family interventions, therapeutic conditioning and pecuniary interests, and made more complex by a campus hearing process influenced and reversed by victim advocacy protest, media attention and the unrelenting pressure of ever-more stringent government mandates.