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American colleges are in the midst of a civil rights crisis that is undermining fundamental notions of fairness and justice. As Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, explains:

It took our civilization a few thousand years…to put the presumption of innocence and the right to face one’s accusers at the center of the proceedings. It has taken the higher-education establishment and the White House Task Force just a few months to figure out that all that fuss was unnecessary.

Rape StatisticsRapes have fallen dramatically in recent decades — see graph. Despite this fact, the White House claims that “one-in-five” college women are victims of sexual assault — a number that is grossly inflated because it confuses rape with drunken sex. Campus activists are now using the one-in-five number to promote the far-fetched claim that we live in a “rape culture.”

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To address the problem of campus sexual assault, Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is proposing enactment of the Safety of Our Students (SOS) Act.

The need for the SOS Act is revealed by a growing number of lawsuits and over 250 articles published in 2014 (and nearly 300 editorials published 2011 – 2013). These articles highlight widespread doubts whether rape victims are well served by campus sex panels, about the truthfulness of the one-in-five claim, and regarding the negation of due process rights for the accused:

  1. Cathy Young: The CDC’s Rape Numbers Are Misleading – September 17
  2. KC Johnson: DePauw Punishment Halted in Sex Case – September 17
  3. Wall Street Journal: Presumed Guilty at Princeton – September 17
  4. Kaitlyn Schallhorn: Public University Required Students to Submit Sexual History or Face Disciplinary Action – September 17
  5. Batya Ungar-Sargon: ‘Affirmative Consent’ Is Bad for Women – September 16
  6. Mike Adams: Professors Must Defy Feds To Protect Victims – September 16
  7. Mickey Davis: California Rape Law Could Backfire – September 15
  8. Susan Kruth: Due Process Advocates Take Critical Look at How Colleges Are Dealing with Sexual Assault AllegationsSeptember 15
  9. Peter Jacobs: Leaked Sexual-Assault Investigation Highlights The Latest Campus DebateSeptember 15
  10. Wendy Kaminer: Campus Rape and the Trouble With Affirmative Consent – September 15
  11. Eric Owens: UNC Radicals Issue Extreme Sexual Contact Fatwa - September 15
  12. COTWA: College Sex Tribunals are “Bizarre and Cruel” for the Presumptively Innocent - September 15
  13. Charlotte Allen: How to Get an “A” in Art at Columbia: Lug a Mattress Around Campus and Cry Rape – September 14
  14. Robby Soave: Ohio State: Students Must Agree on Why They Are Having SexSeptember 12
  15. Hans Bader: Ohio State University Restricts Consensual Sex and Touching, Calling it Assault - September 12
  16. Debra J. Saunders: Who’s Afraid to Look Soft on Campus Rape? – September 11
  17. Hans Bader: UNC Meddles in Students’ Romantic Lives While Misstating What Consent Is – September 10
  18. KC Johnson: UNC, Princeton Join the Campus War on Due Process
  19. Velma Montoya: University of California Students Had Better Wise Up and Learn Their Constitutional Rights – September 9
  20. Robin Koerner: No Sex Please: We’re CalifornianSeptember 8

  21. KC Johnson: Rare Two-Sided Reporting on Campus Sex - September 8
  22. Marta Vucci: Sen. Mark Warner Pushes for Transparency in Higher Ed. – September 7
  23. Charlotte Allen: After iCloud Hack and ‘Anti-date-rape’ Nail Polish, Feminists Too Quick to Pull ‘Victim-Blaming’ TriggerSeptember 6
  24. Peter Berkowitz: U.S. Colleges’ Sexual Assault Crusade – September 5
  25. Susan Kruth: Office for Civil Rights to Investigate Title IX Claim by Brandeis Student Accused of Sexual MisconductSeptember 5
  26. COTWA: It’s Orientation Season at College — And Time to Blame “Men” for RapeSeptember 5
  27. Scott H. Greenfield: Campus Rape Trials: The Deep Bias of the Empirical Scholar – September 4
  28. Ashe Schow: Campus Sexual Assault: The Only Crime Where Due Process is ShunnedSeptember 4
  29. Justin Dillon & Matthew G. Kaiser: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problems on Campus - September 3
  30. Tovia Smith: Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them
  31. Gabriella Morrongiello: Feminists Rage Over Suggestion that Alcohol Education can Help Curb Sexual Assault September 2
  32. Duke Chronicle Editorial Board: Reconsidering How We Try Sexual Assault – September 1
  33. Robin Wilson: Presumed Guilty – September 1
  34. Cathy Young: Campus Rape: The Problem with ‘Yes Means Yes’ – August 29
  35. Ian Tuttle: Feminists’ Failure on Rotherham - August 29
  36. Rick Moran: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard for Sexual Encounters in California Schools – August 29
  37. Leo Hohmann: Consenting to Sex Could Require a Text – August 29
  38. Charlotte Hays: California Moves Closer to Making “Yes Means Yes” Law – August 29
  39. Andrew Miltenberg: College Administrators Need Refresher Course in Due Process Under the Law – August 28
  40. KC Johnson: The Growing Sexual-Assault Investigations Industry – August 28
  41. Robby Soave: It Was a Wild and Crazy Summer of Criminalizing Campus Sex – August 27
  42. Hans Bader: The Frenzy Over “Rape Culture” Grows - August 25
  43. Tracy Frank: Nonprofit Supports Rights of Those Accused of Campus Sexual Assault - August 24
  44. Gordon Finley: The Denial of Due Process May Bankrupt Universities - August 24
  45. Asche Schow: Fallout from Campus Sexual Assault Hysteria: College Men Now Suspicious of Women – August 22
  46. Matt Lamb: New Startup Connects Students with a Lawyer the Minute They Get in Trouble – August 21
  47. Nick Anderson: Behind a Sexual Misconduct Case at Brandeis University: Questions on All Sides - August 20
  48. Asche Schow: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the Cost of Sexual Assault on College Campuses – August 20
  49. Nick Anderson: Men Punished in Sexual Misconduct Cases on Colleges Campuses are Fighting Back - August 20
  50. Ron Collins: Young Men’s Guide to Campus Secessionism – August 20
  51. Robert Cubby: Calif. SB 967 and the Preponderance of the Evidence in Criminal Matters - August 19
  52. KC Johnson: Four Straight Legal Victories for Due Process - August 18
  53. Joseph Cohn: CT Campus Sexual Assault Bill Further Undermines Due Process - August 18
  54. Matt Lamb: Sexual-Assault Report: Yale Uses ‘Hearsay,’ ‘Scarlet Letter’ Against Accused – August 18
  55. NCFM – Carolinas: List of Legal Action Against Colleges for Due Process Violations Grows - August 18
  56. Emily Shire: Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases? - August 18
  57. Las Vegas Review-Journal: Campus Sex Assault Bill Flattens Due Process - August 17
  58. Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser: As You Were Saying…College ‘Courts’ Flunk Fairness Test - August 16
  59. Charlotte Hays: “Affirmative Consent” Laws Create More Confusion and Problems Than They Would Solve - August 15
  60. SAVE: NY Times Flops in Attempt to Rig the Campus Sexual Assault Debate - August 15
  61. Cynthia Garrett: Families Advocating for Campus Equality: Opposition to California SB 967 - August 14
  62. KC Johnson: Three GOP Senators Join the Crusade Against Due Process - August 14
  63. Edward Morrissey: Guilt by Accusation—How Colleges Deal with Campus Sex – August 14
  64. Asche Schow: Kelly Ayotte’s Spokeswoman Answers Questions About Campus Sexual Assault BillAugust 13
  65. Wendy McElroy: Devil’s in the Details of Campus Accountability and Safety Act – August 13
  66. Asche Schow: No, 1 in 5 Women Have Not Been Raped on College CampusesAugust 13
  67. KC Johnson: The Times’ One-Sided “Debate” on Sex HearingsAugust 13
  68. Kaitlyn Schallhorn: UNC System Campus Safety Group Recommends Removing Students from Sex Assault Hearings – August 13
  69. Samantha Harris: Law Enforcement Must Take the Lead in Campus Sexual Assault Cases – August 13
  70. Eric Owens: California Is About To Pass A Bizarre Law Making Sex A Legalistic Nightmare For College Males - August 13
  71. Washington Examiner: Obamacrats are Strangling Due Process Rights on Campus – August 12
  72. Maggie Lit: Univ. of Colorado Seeks Dismissal of Tenured Professor After He Called Alleged Sex Assault Victim ‘Promiscuous’ – August 12
  73. Kaitlyn Schallhorn: Professor: ‘Illegals at Border Have More Rights than College Students Accused of Rape’ – August 12
  74. Asche Schow: Backlash: College Men Challenge ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Standard for Sex Assault Cases – August 11
  75. Andrea Peyser: ‘Rape Culture’ Leads to Manhunts on Campus - August 11
  76. Dianna Thompson and Gordon Finley: ‘Affirmative Consent’ U – August 11
  77. James Alan Fox and Richard Moran: Sex Assault Surveys Not the Answer – August 10
  78. Michael Carl: Campus-Rape Bill Comes Under Heavy Fire - August 10
  79. A Voice for Male Students: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA): A Flawed Response to an Exaggerated Problem – August 9
  80. Jay Ambrose: Addressing College Issue Intelligently – August 8
  81. Matt Rocheleau: Ex-UMass Student Sues Over Expulsion in Sex Assault Case - August 8
  82. Caroline Kitchens: One-Sided Campus-Rape Bill  - August 7
  83. Charlotte Hays: CASA and the Presumption of Guilt - August 7
  84. Caroline Kitchens: Mothers for Due Process – August 7
  85. KC Johnson: How Yale Brands Innocent Males as Rapists – August 7
  86. Asche Schow: Four Better Ideas to Fight Campus Sexual Assault - August 6
  87. Hans Bader: Troubling Provision in Campus Accountability and Safety Act – August 6
  88. John Steele Gordon: The Repeal of Due Process on Campus – August 6
  89. Spencer Chase: New Sexual Assault Bills Possibly Better Than Nothing – August 5
  90. Charlotte Allen: Why Is Wesleyan Targeting Its Frats? – August 5
  91. Asche Schow: Two More Campus Sexual Assault Bills Introduced, Neither Addresses Due Process - August 5
  92. Asche Schow: Chuck Grassley’s Spokeswoman Responds to Questions on Campus Sexual Assault Bill - August 4
  93. Emily Jashinsky: Male Student Sues University, Accuses Gender Bias in Rape Case - August 4
  94. KC Johnson: A Depressing Year for Campus Due Process – August 3
  95. Michael Conzachi: The Current Push for Colleges to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Assault Can Hurt Valid Cases: A Law Enforcement Perspective – August 3
  96. Charlotte Hays: Some Takes on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act - August 1
  97. Greg Piper: Latest Sexual-Assault Bill: ‘Literally No Limit’ On College Fines For Violations – August 1
  98. Joseph Cohn: Third Campus Sexual Assault Bill Introduced in Congress: Still No Provisions Addressing Due Process  – August 1
  99. Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Bill to Address Fake Campus-Rape Epidemic Goes Too Far – August 1
  100. Amy Miller: Due Process for Accused Not a Priority in Campus Sexual Assault Reform Bill - August 1
  101. KC Johnson: Marco Rubio Doesn’t Care About Campus Due Process - August 1
  102. Joseph Cohn: Second Campus Sexual Assault Bill Introduced in Senate Yesterday – July 31
  103. Asche Schow: Marco Rubio Spokesman Answers Questions on Campus Sexual Assault BillJuly 31
  104. Kaitlyn Schallhorn: Sexual Assault Course Now Mandatory at Oklahoma State – July 31
  105. KC Johnson: Campus ‘Due Process Has No Lobby’ - July 31
  106. COTWA: Bipartisan Senate Bill on Campus Sexual Assault Seeks to Ensure that Every Accusation is Tantamount to a Finding of Guilt – July 31
  107. FIRE: Statement on Campus Accountability and Safety Act - July 30
  108. National Association of Scholars: Letter to Lamar Alexander - July 30
  109. COTWA: Harvard Student Council VP: Harvard Needs its Own Definition of Consent, But Doesn’t Seem to Know What That Should Be - July 30
  110. KC Johnson: Campus Rape Activists Feud Among Themselves - July 30
  111. COTWA: University of Cincinnati Launches Witch Hunt Against Men - July 30
  112. Katie Baker: Meet The Sexual Assault Adviser Top U.S. Colleges Have On Speed Dial - July 28
  113. KC Johnson: Harvard Joins the Ivy League’s Race to the Bottom - July 28
  114. KC Johnson: HuffPost Gets It Wrong on a Campus Rape Case – July 24
  115. Jonathan Taylor: 10 Reasons False Rape Accusations are Common - July 22
  116. Stephanie Keaveney: University Conduct Boards Lack Training Standards for Student Members - July 22
  117. Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder: College Backlash and a Difficult Balancing Act on Sex Assault – July 21
  118. KC Johnson: At Swarthmore, “A Very Low Bar” to Deem Students a Rapist - July 21
  119. COTWA: Female Title IX Complainant Supports Lawsuit of Male Ex-Classmate Who Claims School Denied Him Due Process - July 21
  120. Ben Boychuk: The “Affirmative Consent” Trap – July 18
  121. John Banzhaf: Illegals Crossing Border Have More Rights Than College Students Accused of Rape - July 18
  122. Charlotte Hays: What’s Wrong with College Rape Tribunals? – July 16
  123. Joseph Cohn: More Observers Question the Wisdom of Leaving Campus Sex Assault Adjudications to Administrators - July 16
  124. COTWA: Witch Hunt at Amhert - July 16
  125. KC Johnson: A One-Sided Conference On Sexual Assault - July 16
  126. Minding the Campus: A New Organization Aims to Restore Due Process on Campus - July 16
  127. Michael McKeon: Wells v. Xavier University: Investigating Campus Sexual Assaults and The Perils of Predetermination Under Title IX - July 16
  128. Robert D. Carle: The Trouble with Campus Rape Tribunals – July 14
  129. KC Johnson: The Times Muffles Another Campus Rape Case - July 14
  130. COTWA: Liberal Pundit is Branded a ‘Rape Denier’ for Daring to Question the One-in-Five Stat - July 14
  131. Heather MacDonald: Another College Gets the Times Treatment on Sexual Assault - July 14
  132. Will Creeley: Reviewing the Senate Subcommittee’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Policies - July 14
  133. COTWA: McCaskill Sexual Assault Report Reveals Staggering Due Process Deficiencies - July 13
  134. Ben Boychuk: Don’t Combat ‘Rape Culture’ by Taking Away Rights - July 12
  135. Mona Charen: How to Fight Sexual Assault - July 11
  136. Eleanor Clift: Is the Campus Rape Crisis Overblown? – July 10
  137. COTWA: Sen. McCaskill’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Reveals a Disturbing Bias Against the Accused - July 10
  138. John Banzhaf: Sen. McCaskill Would Indoctrinate Judges About “Rape Myths” – July 10
  139. KC Johnson: Claire McCaskill Declares War on Due Process – July 10
  140. COTWA: Feminist Professors Attempt to Prove Campus Rape is an Epidemic – July 8
  141. COTWA: If Your Son is Accused of Sexual Assault at Dartmouth, He Has Fewer Rights Than “Illegal” Aliens at Removal Hearings – July 7
  142. Susan Kruth: New York Times’ Misses Opportunity to Report on Campus Due Process Violations – July 7
  143. Bob Unruh: Campus-Assault Crackdown Provoking Expensive Backlash – July 6
  144. KC Johnson: New Data Refutes ‘Rape Culture’ Activists - July 3
  145. COTWA: Brett Sokolow: Many Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct are “getting much less of a fair shake than they used to” – July 3
  146. Ronald Bailey: Campus Rape Rate Below National Average? - July 3
  147. COTWA: California’s Much-Maligned Proposed “Affirmative Consent” Law is Amended in Ways that are Positive for the Accused – July 2
  148. Cathy Young: ‘Affirmative Consent’: The Sex Police on the Defensive – July 1
  149. Prudence Paine: Rape Culture Theory Ensnares Innocent Men – June 30
  150. Mairead Mcardle: California ‘Affirmative Consent’ Sex Bill Imposes Low Legal Standard for Guilt – June 30
  151. Susan Kruth: Senators Ask Key Questions at Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault - June 30
  152. Harvey Mansfield: Feminism and Its Discontents: Rape Culture at Harvard – June 30
  153. Cathy Young: ‘Teach Men Not to Rape’: Turn off the Outrage Machine – June 29
  154. Ross Douthat: Stopping Campus Rape - June 28
  155. Matt Rocheleau: College Students Fight Sexual Assault Accusations – June 27
  156. KC Johnson: College Attorneys Face the War on Due Process – June 27
  157. Stephanie Wang: Panel: Campus Rape Epidemic May Be Overblown – June 27
  158. John Banzhaf: Still Another Date-Rape Accused Wins With Legal Action - June 27
  159. Hans Bader: Senator McCaskill and Obama Administration Bureaucrats: Most Americans are Rapists - June 26
  160. Mark Perry: Do We Really Have a Campus Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’? – June 26
  161. Susan Kruth: College and University Lawyers Struggle with Federal Guidance on Sexual Assault - June 26
  162. American Council on Education: Letter to Senators Harkin and Alexander – June 25
  163. American Council for Trustees and Alumni: Statement of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni - June 25
  164. Eric Kelderman: College Lawyers Confront a Thicket of Rules on Sexual Assault – June 25
  165. Susan Kruth: Senators McCaskill and Blumenthal Lead Third Roundtable on Campus Sexual Assault – June 25
  166. KC Johnson: A Slippery Definition of Rape Is Likely at Top Schools - June 24
  167. COTWA: Economist: The Government’s One-in-Five Number Doesn’t Add Up - June 24
  168. David Bernstein: Here’s How the Smear Machine Works–Courtesy of Michelle Dean and Gawker – June 24
  169. Hans Bader: McCaskill Endorses Loopy Version of Sexual Consent – June 24
  170. Charlotte Hays: Big Sisterism in the Bedroom? – June 24
  171. Charlotte Allen: “But Rape Culture!” Lame Excuses for California’s “Affirmative Consent” Bill on Campus Sex – June 23
  172. : Rage Against the Outrage Machine – June 23
  173. Mark Perry: More on the White House Claims about Campus Sexual Assault – June 23
  174. Susan Kruth: United Educators’ Statistics Show Strong Claims from Accused Students - June 23
  175. Blake Thorne: UM-Flint Economist Crunched the Numbers that Got Columnist George Will in Hot Water over Column on Campus Sexual Assaults – June 23
  176. Charlotte Hays: Harvey Mansfield on the “Rape Culture” at Harvard – June 23
  177. David Bernstein: YOU are a rapist; yes YOU! – June 23
  178. Michelle Goldberg: Why the Campus Rape Crisis Confounds Colleges – June 23
  179. Andrew Klavan: Caught Lying by George Will, the Left Lies About George Will! - June 22
  180. Cathy Young: California’s Absurd Intervention Over Dorm Room Sex – June 22
  181. Fiddling Sociologist: Title IX Profiteers - June 22
  182. COTWA: Brett Sokolow: Some Colleges “have let the pendulum swing too far in the wrong direction” - June 20
  183. COTWA: Occidental College Professor Ratchets up the Hostility to College Men Accused of Sex Offenses - June 20
  184. Noah Rothman: George Will: ‘I take sexual assault more seriously’ than those trying to silence me – June 20
  185. Steven Greenhut: Do College Students Really Need a Law to Say No to Sex? – June 20
  186. Susan Kruth: Occidental Belatedly Attempts to Seal Case Documents—and Fails  – June 19
  187. Peter Wood: Questioning the Data on Sexual Assault – June 19
  188. David Bernstein: (Mis)reading George Will – June 19
  189. Robby Soave: George Will Was Right: Victimhood Undeniably Confers Privilege on Campuses - June 19
  190. Charlotte Hays: St. Louis Post-Dispatch to George Will: Shut Up! – June 19
  191. William Jacobson: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dumps George Will for Speaking Uncomfortably about Campus Victimhood - June 19
  192. Robby Soave: Can Someone Just Invent an ‘I Consent to Sex’ iPhone App Already? - June 18
  193. KC Johnson: If She Had Drinks, You May Be a Rapist – June 18
  194. Spencer Case: Should Guilt and Innocence Matter On Campus? - June 16
  195. KC Johnson: Not So Credible Analysts of Campus Rape – June 16
  196. Jazz Shaw: Dem Senators Bring Verbal Pen-knife to Verbal Gunfight with George Will - June 15
  197. Bob Unruh: You Won’t Believe New Campus Rules on ‘Rape’ – June 15
  198. Cathy Young: The Brown Case: Does It Still Look Like Rape? – June 15
  199. Steve Greenhut: California Bill Would Reach into College Students’ Bedrooms – June 15
  200. George Will: George Will Responds to Senators on his Sexual Assault Column – June 13
  201. Stan Sinberg: Bill Proposes to Make College Students Resent Lawyers – June 13
  202. Charlotte Hays: Latest Bogus Figure: 51 Percent Surge in Sex Crimes on Campus - June 13
  203. Caroline Kitchens: Are Campus Sex Crimes on the Rise? - June 13
  204. Steve Greenhut: Sign Here Before We Go Beyond Kissing – June 13
  205. Robin Wilson: Opening New Front in Campus-Rape Debate, Brown Student Tells Education Dept. His Side - June 12
  206. Heather Wilhem: Feminists and Their Daddy Issues – June 12
  207. COTWA: Affirmative Consent Co-Author: “Your guess is as good as mine.” – June 12
  208. Walter Olson: A Presumption of Guilt in Sexual Assault Cases – June 11
  209. Joanna Williams: Female Students Shouldn’t Play the Victim Card – June 11
  210. Andrew Johnson: Will’s Bout with Feminists - June 11
  211. Daniel Drezner: There are Actual Tradeoffs Involved in Addressing Sexual Assaults in College – June 11
  212. Mark Tapson: Miss USA’s Self-Defense Empowerment – June 10
  213. Sandy Banks: Campuses Must Distinguish Between Assault and Youthful Bad Judgment – June 9
  214. Cathy Young: California Bill Brings Government Into the Bedroom – June 9
  215. Charlotte Hays: George Will on the Administration’s Suspect Campus Sexual Assault Statistic – June 9
  216. KC Johnson: Warning: Try Not to Have Sex at Stanford - June 9
  217. Cathy Young: Brown University Student Speaks Out on What It’s Like to Be Accused of Rape – June 8
  218. Josh Dulaney: Students Question ‘Affirmative Consent’ Bill Designed to Combat Sexual Assaults – June 8
  219. George Will: The Fruits of Progressivism - June 7
  220. Teresa Watanabe: More College Men are Fighting Back Against Sexual Misconduct Cases – June 7
  221. Joshua Rhett Miller: Good Grades, Good Home Gets College Student Profiled as Rapist, Claims Lawsuit - June 6
  222. Glenn Ricketts: Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A Compendium of Key Sources – June 6
  223. KC Johnson: Occidental and the “Rape Culture” Hysteria - June 6
  224. George Mathis: College Sex may Require Formal Consent - June 5
  225. Brandon Camhi: Don’t Rush to Embrace Mandatory Expulsion Until All Rights Protected - June 5
  226. FIRE: Sexual Assault Injustice at Occidental: College Railroads Accused Student  – June 4
  227. COTWA: Stanford Grad Students Want Men Accused of Rape Kicked off Campus Altogether While the School’s Investigation Drags on for Months - June 4
  228. Tyler Kingkade: Students Expelled For Sexual Assault Turning To Lawsuits To Regain Diplomas – June 4
  229. Brendan Malone: How Not to Solve the Problem of Rape Culture – June 4
  230. FIRE: A Closer Look at Senator McCaskill’s Second Roundtable on Campus Sexual AssaultJune 4
  231. KC Johnson: Duke’s “Independent Investigator” Erodes Due Process - June 3
  232. Blake Neff: Activists Raise Alarm About California Sex Assault Bill - June 2
  233. Jacob Gershman: Judge Blocks Expulsion of Duke Student Accused of Sexual Misconduct – June 2
  234. COTWA: University of Oregon Senate Lowered the Standard to “Preponderance of the Evidence,” But Some Didn’t Understand What That Means - June 2
  235. Samantha Harris: California ‘Affirmative Consent’ Bill Puts Colleges in Untenable Position - June 2
  236. Amy Otto: What The White House Said About Sexual Assault And Why They’re Wrong – June 1
  237. AJ Delgado: What Happens When You Challenge ‘Rape Culture’ Orthodoxy - May 30
  238. Joe Cohn: NCHERM’s Open Letter on Campus Sexual Assault Reveals Common Ground - May 30
  239. KC Johnson: Duke, Grossly Unfair Again, Is Back in Court - May 29
  240. COTWA: Commentary on the NCHERM ‘Open Letter to Higher Education about Sexual Violence’ - May 29
  241. KC Johnson: Second Thoughts Among Foes of Due Process? - May 28
  242. COTWA: Does Sen. McCaskill Acknowledge the Need for Due Process in Efforts to Curb Campus Sexual Violence? - May 28
  243. FIRE: College Risk Management Lawyers Call Out FIRE (Without Doing Their Homework) - May 27
  244. Cathy Young: Another Side to the Campus Sexual-Assault Mess – May 26
  245. Susan Kruth: Court Allows Suit by Expelled Saint Joseph’s Student to Proceed - May 22
  246. KC Johnson: Here Come the Lawsuits over Sex Hearings: Accused Males Take on Columbia and Drew – May 22
  247. Scott Greenfield: When Drunk Becomes Rape (Because Some Profs Say So) - May 21
  248. Hans Bader: Punishment First, Trial Later, or Never: The Education Department’s Investigation of Tufts University – May 21
  249. Minding the Campus: Combatting Mainstream Silence on Campus Star Chambers - May 21
  250. Charlotte Hays: Presumed Guilty Is the New Standard Where Sex Is Concerned – May 20
  251. Anna Windemuth: At Columbia, Suit Alleges Sexual Assault Investigation Discriminated Against Male Student - May 19
  252. Hans Bader: On Colleges and Evidence Standards – May 19
  253. KC Johnson: More on Vassar’s Rigged Sex Hearing – May 19
  254. John Banzhaf: Students Accused of Rape Can Fight Back: Court OKs Suits Against University, Employees, and Female – May 19
  255. AJ Delgado: Crying Rape – May 19
  256. William Jacobson: Suspended Columbia Athlete Files Federal Lawsuit over Campus Sexual Assault Conviction - May 19
  257. Mark Perry: Before Declaring a ‘Rape Epidemic,’ has Anybody Checked the Actual Data? Apparently Not. – May 17
  258. Daily Caller: Obama Administration’s Sexual-Assault Tribunals Are Hysterical Witch Hunts Against Men – May 16
  259. Jonathan Taylor: Vigilante Rape Hysteria at Columbia University – May 16
  260. KC Johnson:  A Win for an Accused Male at St. Joe’s - May 16
  261. Christina Hoff Sommers: Rape Culture is a ‘Panic Where Paranoia, Censorship, and False Accusations Flourish’ - May 15
  262. Community of the Wrongly Accused: Shocking Injustice at Columbia University: A Student is Fired from the School Blog on the Basis of an Unfounded Accusation - May 15
  263. Matthew Kaiser: Some Rules About Consent Are ‘Unfair to Male Students’ - May 15
  264. Nikita Chirov: Eshan Jayamanne Exclusive Interview; Response to Criticism  – May 15
  265. Jeb Rubenfeld: Overbroad Definitions of Sexual Assault are Deeply Counter-Productive’ – May 15
  266. Diane Dietz: Rights Complaint Slams UO - May 14
  267. Derek Draplin: U-M Sued Over Questionable Investigation of “Sexual Misconduct” – May 14
  268. Cathy Young: Colleges Can’t Play Cop in Sexual Assault Investigations - May 14
  269. Peter Wood: The White House War on Men – May 14
  270. Community of the Wrongly Accused: Sandra Fluke Wants to Further Erode Your Son’s Rights on Campus - May 14
  271. KC Johnson: The Times’ Shoddy Reporting on Campus Rape – May 13
  272. Caroline Kitchens: Overreaching on Campus Rape - May 13
  273. Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: How to Deal with the Campus Sexual Assault Crisis – May 13
  274. Nikita Chirkov: Trinity University Student Kicked Out of School and Deported after Shady Sexual Assault Procedures – May 13
  275. Wall Street Journal Letters to the Editor: On Fairly Adjudicating College Sexual-Assault Charges - May 12
  276. Thomas Sowell: Politically Correct Campus Lynch Mobs – May 12
  277. Gordon Finley: Sex: The New War on Men – May 12
  278. KC Johnson: A Bizarre Report on Campus Rape – May 11
  279. Mark Perry: Only 1 in 36 Women at Ohio State are Sexually Assaulted, Not 1 in 5 – May 9
  280. Samantha Harris: Sexual-Assault Task-Force Folly - May 8
  281. Kathleen A. Bogle and Anne M. Coughlin: The Missing Key to Fighting Sexual Assault on Campus – May 8
  282. Heather McDonald: The Obama Administration’s Deserving Victims – May 8
  283. Froma Harrop: Victims of Campus Rape Should be Dialing 911 – May 8
  284. Liz Peek: How College Sex Became Obama’s War on Men - May 7
  285. Daniel Henninger: Creating a Federal Hunting License – May 7
  286. Cathy Young: The White House’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Relies on the Lowest Common Denominator – May 6
  287. Naomi Riley: The Real Rx for Campus Rape — Give Up on Liberal ‘Answers’ - May 6
  288. Charlotte Hays: About the White House’s Sexual Assault Statistics… - May 6
  289. USA Today Editorial Board: College Rape Tribunals Fail Students – May 6
  290. Community of the Wrongly Accused: Yes, Department of Education, Colleges Routinely Mishandle Sexual Assault Claims, But Not in the Way You Think - May 6
  291. Will Creeley: Concern Grows over White House Task Force’s Recommendations - May 6
  292. Abby Schachter: Rape and Justice: Why Shoddy Numbers are to be Avoided - May 6
  293. Samantha Harris: One in Five? The White House’s Questionable Sexual Assault Data - May 5
  294. Megan McArdle: Rape on Campus Belongs in the Courts – May 5
  295. Wendy Kaminer: Victimizing the Accused? Obama’s Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines Raise Concerns – May 5
  296. Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault - May 5
  297. Cathy Reinsenwitz: How Government Created the Campus Rape Crisis - May 3
  298. KC Johnson: 55 Schools the Feds will Investigate - May 2
  299. Glenn Kessler (Washington Post Fact Checker): One in Five Women in College Sexually Assaulted: The Source of this Statistic - May 1
  300. Robert Shibley: Due Process, Clarity Suffer As Feds Tackle Campus Sexual Assault - May 1
  301. Charlotte Hays: More on the White House’s Bogus Rape Statistic - May 1
  302. Mark Perry: More on the White House Claim that 1 in 5 Women are Sexually Assaulted While in College – April 30
  303. Hans Bader: Obama Administration Attacks Cross-Examination and Due Process Rights in Campus Guidance – April 30
  304. Mark Perry: How About a ‘Renewed Call’ for the WH to Stop Spreading False Campus Sexual Assault Information? - April 29
  305. KC Johnson: The White House Joins the War on Men – April 29
  306. Robby Soave: WH Report On Sexual Assault Gets Major Facts Wrong, Threatens Freedom - April 29
  307. Charlotte Hays: “Advocacy Research” Has Produced Bogus Statistics on Campus Sexual Violence - April 29
  308. Jonathan Taylor: Brett Sokolow to Education Administrators: Stop Punishing Men for Consensual Drunk Sex – April 29
  309. Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: FIRE Responds to White House Task Force Report on Campus Sexual Assault - April 29
  310. Timothy Phelps: Guidelines to Curb Campus Sexual Assaults Raise Concerns for Accused - April 29
  311. James Taranto: The Other Side of Title IX – April 28
  312. Sandy Hingston: Rape, Rape-Rape and Sexual Assault at Colleges – April 28
  313. KC Johnson: Fighting Rape by Treating Due Process as an Alien Concept - April 25
  314. Brett Sokolow: Sex and Booze – April 24
  315. Bob Unruh: Cry Rape? Not Enough for Campus Convictions - April 3
  316. KC Johnson: A Partial Victory for Due Process on Campus – April 3
  317. Caroline Kitchens: It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria - March 20
  318. KC Johnson: ‘Rape Culture’ Fraud — Unmasking a Delusion – March 18
  319. Bob Unruh: College Facing Trial for Branding Innocent Student ‘Rapist’ – March 14
  320. KC Johnson: A First — Accused of Rape, Xavier Student Wins a Round in Federal Court – March 13
  321. Wendy McElroy: Making Men Rapists – March 12
  322. Suzanne Venker: College Men Aren’t Closet Rapists – March 7
  323. KC Johnson: Task Force Comment – March 4
  324. Barbara Kay: Rape Culture and the Delusions of the Feminist Mind - February 28
  325. Bob Unruh: Feds Want Campus Sex Convictions Made Easier – February 24
  326. Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: Recommendations to the White House Task Force – February 28
  327. KC Johnson: A Deceptive California Bill on Campus Rape – February 16
  328. William Jacobson: Is Dartmouth Now a Due Process Danger Zone for Men? - February 15
  329. KC Johnson: The Misguided Campaign to Protect Women – February 9
  330. Cathy Young: Criminal Law and the Moral Panic on Campus Rape – January 28
  331. Suzanne Venker: Memo to VP Biden: Male Rapists are Not Lurking on Every Campus Corner – January 27
  332. Katherine Connell: Twisting Sexual Assault StatisticsJanuary 24
  333. Cathy Young: The White House Overreaches on Campus Rape - January 23
  334. KC Johnson: Newsweek, California, and Campus Rape Tribunals – January 9


The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has documented why the 2011 sexual assault policy and the 2013 sexual harassment directive are flawed. The American Association of University Professors and 12 other organizations have also come out against the Department of Education policy.




  • Dan Subotnik: The Duke Rape Case Five Years Later: Lessons for the Academy, the Media, and the Criminal Justice System, 45 Akron L. Rev. 883, 891 (2011)
  • Stephen Henrick: A Hostile Environment for Student Defendants: Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses Northern Kentucky Law Review, 40 N. Ky. L. Rev. 49 (2013)
  • Barclay Sutton Hendrix: A Feather on One Side, A Brick on the Other: Tilting the Scales Against Males Accused of Sexual Assault in Campus Disciplinary Proceedings, 47 Ga. L. Rev. 591 (2013)
  • Ryan Ellis: Mandating Injustice: The Preponderance of the Evidence Mandate Creates a New Threat to Due Process on Campus, 32 Rev. Litig. 65, 90 (2013)