Skip to comments.Yale University hit by sexual harassment row
Posted on 04/09/2011 1:05:10 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
As the esteemed Ivy League university that taught five US presidents, 18 Nobel laureates and countless captains of industry, Yale has one of the loftiest names in education.
But the £25,000-a-year alma mater of Bill Clinton and both George Bushes has been plunged into a sexual harassment scandal that threatens to drag its reputation through the mud.
The US government has launched an investigation into complaints by 16 students at the Connecticut college. They allege a string of serious assaults and rampages by gangs of men that went unpunished.
Yale's management has allowed the cultivation of a "sexually hostile environment", in which misogyny flourishes and sexual attacks on young women are frequent, they claim.
Now the university's £300 million-a-year public funding could be in jeopardy if the Obama administration finds it broke a law dictating everyone must have equal access to education.
The Yale complaint's most serious charges concerning the sexual assaults of several girls have not been made public to protect the victims' identities.
Led by Hannah Zeavin, 20, the complainants say the "band of loud men shouting threatening and pornographic language" terrified teenage girls who had just arrived for their first year.
Doug Lanpher, the head of DKE, said the incident was "inappropriate". Raucous "pledging" activities which in the 1960s saw George W. Bush brand new boys' backsides with a red-hot poker were postponed.
But no one involved was blocked from joining. "It's behind us now," Mr Lanpher told The Daily Telegraph. "People see the film 'Animal House' and unfairly associate us with its wild fraternity behaviour.
Another incident saw a group of "pledges" from Zeta Psi once home to Henry Ford surround the entrance to a women's building at midnight, holding a sign stating: "We Love Yale Sluts."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Julia Ernst served as Legislative Counsel for Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, in directing the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Womens Issues and administering Rep. Slaughters womens rights
initiatives as well as Ernst herself being a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee in Washington, DC.:
Ernst now is Executive Director,
Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program,
Associate Professor of Law,and
Georgetown Laws Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa:
Ernst in cooperation with Congresswomen Louise Slaughter presented
March 22, 2011 @ Georgetown Law
Terror On Trial.
Slaughter: "...new Republicans elected to the House of Representatives last November came to Congress to kill women. Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is endangered to actions taken by Nazis."
Must be those evil College Republicans run amuck-raping, harrassing women and pillaging at Yale. [sarcasm on]
Hey baby, let’s discuss this “sexual harassment” thing over cocktails tonight at my place, how about it? And by the way, wear something tight;)
I read this story earlier and am not surprised. A bunch of spoiled male children with a sense of entitlement. They have taken crass and obnoxious behavior to a sick level. Chanting “No means yes, yes means anal” in the womens dorm is new levels of sickness and harassment that show how depraved these kids are. Who the hell would want to play in the outhouse when the funhouse is right next door? Only latent homos.
What did that “once home to Henry Ford” mean. Ford never attended college that I know of.
I am always skeptical of these stories (*cough*Duke Lacrosse Team*cough). If there is “rampant sexual assault” then where is law enforcement? Are any of these crimes being prosecuted? If not, why not?
This might clear it up. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,965691,00.html
I remember the Clarance Thomas hearings with the likes of Ted Kennedy sitting in judgment on him.
Someone confronted Kennedy after the hearings and asked, “what gives you the right to judge someone else on this kind of issue? You cannot even define ‘harrassment’” in terms of its meaning, socially, regarding women...”
Kennedy said, “of course I can define it.... HER ASS MENT nothing to me, it was her T*TS I was after..”
Is that “Pinto” holding the sign?
Again, we have diluted language to the point that it is meaningless. What are we actually talking about here? Rape or violent sexual assault are crimes and should be prosecuted as such. I thought sexual misconduct is what college kids do.
As far as borish and lesser instances of uncivilized behavior, well, we used to have a whole gammit of lesser disciplinary actions that could be taken to bridge the gap between teenage years and adulthood.
alma mater of Bill Clinton and both George BushesAnd of course, GWB is mentioned again, but not Clinton's lifetime of using women as a handywipe.
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Where did you get the anal part from? It isn't in the article that is posted or linked.
I saw the allegations of what exactly happened on the news the other night.
Weak. Bunch of NOW types with nothing to do but bitch.
He looked at me.
He looks a lot like the Larry “Pinto” Kroger character from Animal House.