The idea is a “particularly vicious fiction because it brands half the human race – males, and especially white males – as rapists or rape facilitators,” writes Wendy McElroy. “This slander would be denounced as hate speech if it were directed at any other class of human being, such as blacks, gays or women.” The Big Lie about rape culture contains all the crucial elements: brashness, sincerity and repetitiveness, and it plays off the emotional and justice-driven agenda of people..They “repeat the 1-in-5 statistic as a mantra because 1-in-50 is 10 times less effective in achieving their goals and maintaining funding.”
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
Title IX, DoED OCR
Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights related to Title IX
A University of Cincinnati graduate student, will be allowed to resume classes this spring after a federal judge’s decision rescinded a one-year suspension imposed by the university. The male graduate student alleged the university violated due process and Title IX in how it handled the investigation and ruling of the case against him. The student’s lawyer, Josh Engel, said the key to Judge Michael Barrett’s decision is “the recognition that students in this situation have a right to confront their accuser.”
cincinnati.com By Kate Murphy
If you’re male and 18 and waiting anxiously for your acceptance at a college or university the authors of The Campus Rape Frenzy would undoubtedly have two words of advice: Don’t go. If you do go and then have sex, your partner can accuse you of rape if you kiss her or reach for her hand without her permission. She can say she was afraid of you when she did give permission and was coerced. She can claim that after a single drink she was under the influence of alcohol and therefore unable to give consent and can make these claims months after the fact without you being aware that she has made them. Think that’s scary? What happens next is even worse.
freebeacon.com By Bruce Fleming
“The majority of Title IX complaints received this year (more than 6,000) were filed by a single complainant alleging discrimination in schools’ athletics programs,” “The Department of Education’s Sexual Harassment Guidance radically expands harassment liability (such as saying colleges have to regulate off-campus conduct, which the courts have said they don’t…Hans Bader, who worked for OCR said “The only reason there are more complaints to the Education Department than there used to be is because its Office for Civil Rights has defined perfectly legal practices as illegal.”
breitbart.com By Dr. Susan Berry
After a college football coach dared to stand up for 10 black players’ legal rights, a mob of at least 3,000 has petitioned for the University of Minnesota’s president and athletic director to fire him. Such is today’s campus witch-hunt culture. Coach Tracy Claeys committed the heresy of questioning whether UMinn’s Title IX adjudication denied his players due process, and supposedly enlightened liberal activists now want him charred at the stake for it.
nypost.com Jillian Kay Melchior
The American Council on Education, an organization of 1,600 college presidents, has called the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights a “Star Chamber” that railroads colleges unfortunate enough to come under Title IX investigation. The results of a new survey by insurance group United Educators show just how expensive OCR’s threats and bias in favor of accusers have been for colleges. They have lost $60 million responding to sexual-assault allegations over 10 years, and the average cost of an accuser’s claim is $342,000, according to United Educators’ new Title IX risk management service, Canopy Programs.
College student Jake Goldberg discusses Title IX’s historical roots, and how the policy’s past intentions are different from its current application. Here is part one in a four part Title IX Tutorial series.
As the debate over campus sexual assaults continues more [TitleIX] accused male students have started taking their female accusers to court. Male students accused of [TitleIX] sexual misconduct have filed hundreds of lawsuits, charging that they were the victims of both false allegations and school procedures that failed to properly vet the claims. Frequently, heavy drinking is involved and college officials are sifting through case after case of what both parties frequently say started as a consensual act but then disagree over whether consent was withdrawn. “What’s troubling is that the (sex) act has become so casual, but the consequences [for the male student] can be so severe,” Attorney Sonya Pfeiffer.
charlotteobserver.com By Michael Gordon
Adam Kissel, a senior program officer at the Charles Koch Foundation, was tapped on Monday to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education… Mr. Kissel took a strong stand against the [2011 DCL] guidance when he was working at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, which advocates for free speech and due-process rights on campuses. FIRE has opposed the guidance in the Dear Colleague letter and is backing a lawsuit against the department to try to overturn it.
chronicle.com By Sarah Brown
Recently the American Association of University Women (AAUW) completed a review of the 2015 Clery data, which was compiled from all 11,000 college campuses across the nation. The title of the report highlights its most important finding: “89 Percent of Colleges Reported Zero Incidents of Rape in 2015.” The AAUW’s report states without qualification that at nearly nine out of 10 campuses, not a single rape was reported to campus officials. This stunning conclusion contradicts one of the main justifications for the Department of Education’s 2011 Dear Colleague Letter mandating that all allegations of sexual assault be heard by campus rape committees.
dailycaller.com By Chris Perry