“I was brought forth as a witness at first and now I am being charged”…Kevin got an email from the Title IX office. “They said, you don’t really need an attorney. You didn’t do anything wrong. We are just concerned about what happened to this other person”…Kevin was called in for a second meeting, and the focus was on him. Five months later the Title IX office issued a sex complaint against Kevin. “They said I could call witnesses but I was brought forth as a witness at first and now I am being charged. All these guys wanted no part of coming forward to help me because they were afraid the same thing would happen to them that happened to me.”
wacotrib.com By Tommy Witherspoon
College Men: Don’t Apply Here
Occidental, UVA, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, University of Oregon, USC, SMU, UNC, the State of New York, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, California and Connecticut. These colleges and states have passed laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process and anti-male continues, this list grows.
Joe Rogan and Occidental Assistant Professor Thaddeus Russell discuss false rape accusations, rape culture and feminism.
“Erdely’s reporting file demonstrates that there were numerous red flags that put Rolling Stone on notice that Jackie was not a credible source…but none of those facts stood in the way of Rolling Stone publishing a false and defamatory article, relying on a source who was not credible and painting Ms. Eramo as a callous and indifferent administrator.”
washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
Related: Jackie Coakley wedding photos
No one at Yale outside Montague, his former girlfriend, and the university officials who tried and convicted Montague in secret without ordinary due process of law really knows what happened…This destruction of due process of law in sexual-assault cases and the ruin of people who are merely accused is exactly what the banshees of political correctness want, since due process hampers getting convictions in such cases — as if due process doesn’t hamper getting convictions in all cases and as if due process, from the Magna Carta in 1215 to the Sixth Amendment in 1791 to Connecticut’s 1818 and 1965 constitutions, has not for centuries been regarded as the essential mechanism for increasing the likelihood that justice will be done and be seen to have been done.
journalinquirer.com By Chris Powell
The following letter was sent to Stanford University’s Professor Michelle Dauber…”one aspect of your recent advocacy troubles us: the nascent campaign you have championed to recall Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Turner. We have deep reservations about the idea of a judge — any judge — being fired over sentencing decisions that the public perceives as too lenient.”..The letter was from 53 graduating Stanford Law students, representing nearly a third of the total class of 180 students.
Montague v. Yale University et. al joins more than 100 recent civil suits alleging that college students accused of sexual misconduct were not granted fair hearings in campus proceedings…Montague’s lawyer claims that Yale breached its contractual obligations to Montague and violated Title IX by subjecting him to the “erroneous” process that resulted in his expulsion.
yaledailynews.com By Daniela Brighenti & Maya Sweedler
At Sulkowicz’s alma mater, the administration reacted to affiliated activism by opening a second rape crisis center, instituting university-wide mandatory sexual respect workshops, and revisiting its judicial process to provide more resources for survivors – the activists’ “victories,” which seemed promising in theory, may have led to more harm than good in practice. Men are scared of women on campus now, and fear breeds anger and prejudice. Women are frustrated by men, which inspires a lack of desire to collaborate for solutions.
heatst.com By Alexandra Villarrea
Recent filings in a UC appeal of one of the most powerful opinions in favor of campus due process, by Judge Joel Pressman regarding a case at UC-San Diego, suggest that for accused students in the Cal system, their leadership believes that, in effect, they have no due process rights…The three big procedural issues were: access to exculpatory evidence, cross-examination, and the investigator’s role.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
In the context of sexual assault, “innocent until proven guilty” is sometimes invoked to silence survivors; when a survivor’s experience is validated through measures…But it’s the person who makes the first accusation– most likely someone without a penis – who will always be judged the victim, regardless of the evidence.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
The Simpsons is perhaps the greatest educational tool…what I have grown to most appreciate about the show as an adult is its depressingly accurate portrayal of mob rule. I’ve been thinking about this because the online reaction to former Stanford athlete Brock Turner’s sentence for sexual assault is pretty much a Simpsons mob scene – deeply ignorant and utterly unaware of the terrifying precedent it’s setting.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper