Skip to comments.The White House Joins the War on Men (at college)
Posted on 04/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Two new documents out from the White House--the Vice President's task force recommendations and a question and answer document from the OCR--continue the assault on due process at the expense of males accused of rape or sexual assault on campus. The administration tips its hand quickly with a telltale verbal switch--referring to complainants as "survivors," rather than as accusers. This language, which assumes guilt and the fact of a sexual offense before any hearing, is the terminology of hardline feminists who have the ear of this administration and have made it clear that they want more guilty findings. Yet what many observers call rape is viewed by others as a growing prevalence of ambiguous and drunken encounters fueled by an anything-goes campus culture.
The administration's thumb on the scale began with the 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter, which lowered requirements for a finding of guilt. Some of what the documents contain (more statistics, more transparency, clearly articulated rules and guidelines) are non-controversial. But the consistent attack on any meaningful due process for accused students means that one thing can be sure from the administration's move: more innocent students will be branded rapists by their colleges. For an example, see this report yesterday from the University of Virginia. And Brett Sokolow, director of the Association of Title IX Administrators, delivered a bombshell in a newsletter to members last Thursday, saying that "in the last two weeks, I've worked on five cases all involving drunken hook-ups on college campuses. In each case, the male accused of sexual misconduct was found responsible. In each case, I thought the college got it completely wrong." No hint of miscarriages of justice like this, or concern about the rights of the accused, is found in the White House report.
(Excerpt) Read more at mindingthecampus.com ...
One reason there may be more women than men at college is that men correctly perceive colleges' hostility toward them. I'd rather not see kangaroo courts at colleges for men accused of rape, but if driving away men hastens higher education's collapse, so be it. My children love Khan Academy.
They are so cute when they attack men in general.
It’s a man’s world. I wish it had not taken me 42 years to figure it out. But better late than never.
Its a mans world. I wish it had not taken me 42 years to figure it out. But better late than never.
And that is why feminists and lesbians are so angry but Homosexual males are not. :-P
Of education, knowlege and wisdom, the least is education and the greatest is wisdom.
Too many people exit college with nothing more than a shingle that sez they are educated.
I wish they would stand up to the rats, but being as so many of them are progressive rats at heart, I don't think they will, unfortunately.
I guess that makes 99% of men rapists and 99% of women victims.
Since, like, the last 5000 years.
Remember, post-Christian deconstructionists, ‘consent’ is a Western, Judeo-Christian concept.
Its so transparent I actually feel sorry for those vapid dummies who are so easily manipulated.
My friend’s grandnephew went through this a couple of years ago. The first he knew about it was when the police came to his home (in another state from the university) and arrested him for rape. That was when he found out he had been tried and convicted by the university disciplinary committee in absentia, and without notice, for an alleged attack on another student (identity anonymous). At the same time he received a communication he had been expelled from the university.
Fortunately, his parents had the money to hire a good criminal attorney to fight the charges, and they also sued the university. Eventually the student who had filed the charges admitted she made them up. But this kid was facing prison and being labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life, based on an unsubstantiated complaint and kangaroo court held by the university disciplinary committee.