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Here’s How Critics Of Campus Rape Policies Want DeVos To Fix The System

By Tyler Kingkade About three times a week, Alan Dershowitz gets a call from a college student who feels they’re being treated unfairly in a campus sexual assault investigation. Usually it’s from a young man complaining that the school won’t review evidence that could prove his innocence or let him cross-examine his accuser. “Every case [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|Rape-Culture Hysteria, Title IX|Comments Off on Here’s How Critics Of Campus Rape Policies Want DeVos To Fix The System

Campus due process in the courts

KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor February 1 About one new due process lawsuit per week was filed last year against a college by a student who had been found guilty of sexual assault by a campus tribunal, despite what the lawsuits claim is strong evidence of innocence. This estimate comes from Samantha Harris, of the [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Rape-Culture Hysteria|Comments Off on Campus due process in the courts

UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

By Jennifer Kabbany Ten University of Minnesota football players were recently suspended over a sexual assault claim against them — despite the fact that a police investigation ended with no criminal charges. Now their teammates are coming to their defense by boycotting practice — and possibly even their upcoming Holiday Bowl game slated for Dec. [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Campus, False Allegations, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

NPR publishes guide to spotting fake news–NPR should apply it to its own reporting about sexual assault

By COTWA NPR, which  happily recites the fake news that one-in-five college women are sexually assaulted (and there is overwhelming evidence that this stat is fake news--see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) has just published a handy guide on how to spot . . . fake news. And, no, I'm not making this up. [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Rape-Culture Hysteria|Comments Off on NPR publishes guide to spotting fake news–NPR should apply it to its own reporting about sexual assault

Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police? Q and A with Attorney Andrew Miltenberg

By Robby Soave The bizarre manner in which sexual assault disputes are investigated on college campuses could be overhauled now that Donald Trump has been elected president instead of Hillary Clinton. Indeed, many victims' advocates are concerned that Trump's Education Department will roll back the Office for Civil Rights' enforcement of Title IX, which is [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Accountability, False Allegations, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police? Q and A with Attorney Andrew Miltenberg

Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

By Ashe Schow An Ohio judge has ruled that a student accused of campus sexual assault potentially had his due-process rights violated when he was denied the ability to cross-examine his accuser. John Doe, as he’s identified in court records, and his attorneys filed a preliminary injunction against the school in order to halt his [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Due Process, False Allegations, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

Woman posted false sexual assault claim because she was ‘distraught over the recent election’

By InfoWars A woman who claimed in a Facebook post that she was a victim of a sexual assault and that Kirkland Police responded but did not investigate, made it all up. Police say the woman, who they did not identify, admitted she fabricated the entire event. She told police she posted the false claim [...]

By |November 24th, 2016|False Allegations, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Woman posted false sexual assault claim because she was ‘distraught over the recent election’

My name is Alison and I am a survivor of rape hysteria

By Alison Tieman What makes rape a special kind of violence? It’s not the physical damage, which can be very minimal; it’s the emotional damage, which can be catastrophic. Rape makes you afraid; it taints your trust in the world and twists how you see it. It drives you into a prison of fear. But [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Rape-Culture Hysteria|Comments Off on My name is Alison and I am a survivor of rape hysteria

Rolling Stone, publisher, author found liable for defamation

By Ashe Schow A jury has determined that Rolling Stone, its publisher and one of its authors are liable for defamation with malice when they published their now-retracted article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. NBC 29 reports that Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of the story, was found liable on six [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|False Allegations, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on Rolling Stone, publisher, author found liable for defamation

Schools, media ignore civil protections when it comes to campus sexual assault

By Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) • 8/30/16 11:17 AM The Washington Post has an article up about the "toxic environment" for men accused of campus sexual assault at colleges across the country. It's an informative read, and I urge you to take a look. However, the author leaves out something important. At least twice, Post author [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Schools, media ignore civil protections when it comes to campus sexual assault