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TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Lawyer: Convicted Sex Teacher Has ‘Significant Psychological Issues.’ “In other words, his client — the English teacher who performed oral sex on teenage boys — is not really responsible for her crimes, because of her ‘issues of inadequacy.’ She’s ‘troubled.’ She suffers from a self-esteem deficit, and what she was seeking from these teenage boys was ‘comfort and solace.’”

Women are weak and troubled creatures, apparently. They need to be kept indoors except under the close supervision of a responsible male.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Siloam Springs Teacher Accused Of Sex With A Student Pleads Not Guilty. “Mary F. McCormick, 32, was arraigned before Circuit Judge Brad Karren on Monday, accused of raping and exchanging explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy. She was arrested in August and spent a night in the Benton County Jail before being released on a $50,000 bond, authorities said.”

ASHE SCHOW: Ezra Klein favors extreme ‘yes means yes’ law because of a myth.

Klein, a supposed explanatory journalist, accepts hook, line and sinker that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college.

Forget that this statistic was derived from a survey of just two colleges (Klein does note this) and the survey’s own researchers acknowledged that it had a low response rate, Klein assumes this is a solid representation of what life is like on college campuses for women. Glenn Kessler, fact-checker at the Washington Post, even debunked this survey.

But it appears Rahm Emanuel’s idiom that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste” has been adapted to “never let a good myth go to waste,” as Klein bases his support for the California law around one.

Klein dreams of a world where men are afraid they’ll be branded rapists for having any contact with a woman (as I’ve written before, this is already happening).

“That culture of sexual entitlement is built on fear; fear that the word ‘no’ will lead to violence, or that the complaint you bring to the authorities will be be [sic] ignored, or that the hearing will become a venue for your humiliation, as the man who assaulted you details all the ways you were asking for it,” Klein wrote. “‘No Means No’ has created a world where women are afraid. To work, ‘Yes Means Yes’ needs to create a world where men are afraid.”

A quick correction for that paragraph: It is not necessarily “the man who assaulted you,” but rather “the man who allegedly assaulted you.” And it’s not him detailing “all the ways you were asking for it,” but rather “presenting his case that you consented,” something this law doesn’t allow for.

Klein notes the “nightmare scenario” where a false accusation is leveled upon a man for whatever reason, but notes how rare such situations are, even though there is a growing number of young men suing their universities for what they claim are exactly such incidents. And this law will certainly do nothing to reduce those numbers.

“This is, in a way, the definition of what it means to be entitled: the rules are designed to protect you from dangers that barely exist at the expense of exposing others to constant threat,” Klein wrote.

But those “rules” are due process rights being denied for students on a college campus. Rape and sexual assaults are crimes, and college campuses are acting as judge, jury and executioner for these cases — without the expertise needed. So Klein is essentially arguing, along with other supporters of the “yes means yes” law, that it’s okay to disregard an accused person’s defense if they’re being accused of sexual assault on a college campus.

It’s getting harder to see why any young man would want to go to college. Or vote Democrat.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): When Women Sexually Assault Men. “Women do sexually assault men on college campuses, on a regular basis. Each year, according to an estimate in a literature review, roughly 19 to 31 percent of male college students experience some kind of unwanted sexual contact, and researchers say the vast majority of that is perpetrated by women.”

THE NEW REPUBLIC: Accused College Rapists Have Rights, Too; The victims deserve justice. The men deserve due process.

Of course, failing to recognize that accusers aren’t the same as “victims,” and that perpetrators aren’t always “men,” is sexist too. The tendency to accuse men, but give women a pass, is a legacy of a time when the definition of rape was based on physical force. Now that the definition of rape has broadened, women are just as likely to be guilty as men. The fact that comparatively few women are charged in college sexual assault is itself evidence of institutional sexism that creates a hostile environment for men.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): A look at female #rapeculture. “Notice that the script simply does not allow any other role for the male in authority except ‘predator’ – and that the script also does not allow the female to take on the role of ‘predator’ even under the exact same circumstances. The social narrative implies that she did nothing truly wrong in seducing male students even if she’s brought up on charges.”

SHIKHA DALMIA: Sex-Shaming: The Feminist Weapon of Choice to Silence Dissenters on Affirmative Consent.

Accusing women of enjoying rape was something that men used to do to justify raping them. Now, apparently, it’s a club feminists use to clobber other feminists who disagree with them.

The whole point of feminism is allowing some women to do the things women always complained about men doing, while feeling self-righteous about it. Plus:

When Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who wanted taxpayer funded contraceptive coverage, a “slut,” the whole feminist establishment rose in unison to condemn him—and rightly so. Ultimately, he was forced to do the decent thing and issue an apology. “I did not mean a personal attack,” he said. “My choice of words was not the best, I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

The question now is, can Gray and Ryan manage to rise to Limbaugh’s level?

I’m waiting, sisters!

Don’t hold your breath.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Police Arrest Teacher, Accused of Four-Year Lesbian Affair With Teen Student.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Ottawa teaching assistant charged with sex assault on student. “An Ottawa teaching assistant faces sexual assault charges over allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with a boy who was 15 years old. Ottawa police launched an investigation into allegations that the woman became involved with the teen while working as an educational assistant with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in 2011.” So if the boy’s 15 now, does that mean he was 11 when she started?

GOVERNMENT IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR THE THINGS WE CHOOSE TO DO TOGETHER: Where Rape Victims Are Forced to Pay for Their Own Forensic Exams.

#RAPECULTURE: Female teacher who sought sex with 10-year-old boy walks free.

A primary school teacher who wanted to have sex with her 10-year-old student, and had his name tattooed on her chest, has walked free from court.

County Court judge Mark Taft said he was at a complete loss to understand why mother of eight Diane Brimble, 47, had engaged in “such utterly inappropriate conduct which must dismay every parent”.

“You breached the trust reposed in you by [the boy's] parents who properly expected that a classroom teacher would care for their son in a professional manner,” Judge Taft said on Thursday when sentencing Brimble on a two-year community correction order and 200 hours of unpaid community work.

Brimble will be placed on the sex offenders register for eight years, be assessed and treated for any mental health condition, take part in offender treatment programs and has lost her career as a teacher.

It’s hard to teach women not to rape when the consequences are so small. One doubts a male teacher would have gotten such lenient treatment.

ASHE SCHOW: Feminist hysteria is causing the infantilization of women.

This need to protect women from even reading or hearing about the ills of society has become so pervasive that some colleges are including “trigger warnings” on class syllabi to caution students that they might be offended or feel uncomfortable about some of the subject matter.

Even more detrimental to women than telling them words can hurt is the recent feminist trend of giving them mixed signals about sexuality. Modern feminists are arguing that it is “slut-shaming” to suggest that women should avoid drunken sex, but they also are pushing colleges to adopt a definition of rape in which women under the heavy influence of alcohol cannot give consent.

The perceived need to coddle women is not exclusive to liberals. In July, Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., told an audience of women that her male colleagues needed to bring the discussion “down to a woman’s level.” She meant that Republican men need to learn how to relate to women, but the implication was that women can’t understand things the way men can.

There are even bills in Congress codifying the new belief that women are delicate flowers who need help to succeed in this terrible, terrible country. These include equal-pay bills that don’t actually reduce the mythical wage gap but do serve to tell women they need help to become equal to menfolk; campus sex assault bills that tell women they can’t handle alcohol and that if they regret a drunken hookup they have been raped; and a slew of abortion bills claiming the procedure is about “women’s health.” . . .

This shift toward telling women they need help at every stage of their lives (remember the Obama campaign’s “Life of Julia”?) might raise funds for feminist causes or gain votes for politicians, but it’s not empowering. It’s infantilizing.

Women are fragile flowers who must be protected from all the stuff men deal with every day. Because equality!

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female Teacher Admits To Having Sex With Students.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Charges: Fired high school teacher in Austin may be carrying student’s child. A followup on the story I posted earlier today.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female high school teacher in Austin fired, accused of sexually assaulting student.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE: Mother-of-eight Diane Brimble tried to have sex with 10-year-old student in her house; Had his name tattooed on her chest in an infinity symbol.

The boy, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, believes Brimble has put a spell on him and won’t look at his parents. . . . Brimble had hugged the boy, who suffers from Aspergers, and asked if he wanted to have sex with her, but the boy pushed her hands away and told her that he was not old enough to have sex.

The teacher said ‘You are when you are at my house’, and kissed him on the cheek and told him that she loved him.


AMY OTTO: A new sexual consent law in California has Progressives pushing for a return to the kind of sexual arrangements they decry as regressive. They’re Mrs. Grundy now. Our only hope for getting them to go back to a “sex is private!” line is if Hillary is charged in some sort of rape scandal.

SO IF UNIVERSITIES OFFER ANTI-RAPE COURSES FOR WOMEN BUT NOT MEN, isn’t that a Title IX violation? Especially when CDC figures indicate that men are victimized by women at similar rates?

But luckily, we have a sophomore to offer a solution:

Psychology sophomore Anissa Garcia, who attended the class, said, while teaching women to protect themselves is beneficial, she still thinks men should be taught not to assault or rape women.

“In today’s society, I feel like people always blame the victim, so I feel like women should learn how to protect themselves,” Garcia said. “But to teach men not to rape — that aspect is going to take a while, so I think, in the meantime, doing something like this is a good idea.”

Hell, we can’t even seem to teach women not to rape.

WAR ON WOMEN: Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female teacher accused of using grade threat for sex.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): 11-Year-Old Boy Impregnates Friend’s Mom. Note the way the story is written so that the 11-year-old boy seems to be the active party here: “An 11-year-old Auckland boy fathered a child after having sex with a friend’s 36-year-old mother.” Now reverse the genders and try to imagine that.

MONA CHAREN: Feminist Lies about Sexual Assault: Their rejection of immutable sex differences has contributed to the “rape culture” they now decry. “For all their bold talk about empowerment, feminists seem always to demand that they not be forced to deal with reality.”


HAVE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BECOME CESSPITS OF FEMALE-ON-MALE RAPE CULTURE? Stamford Principal Charged With Failing To Report Teacher’s Sexual Relationship With Student.

The principal and assistant principal of Stamford High School were charged Thursday with failing to report an inappropriate relationship between an English teacher and an 18-year-old student, police said.

Donna Valentine, the 62-year-old school principal, and Roth Nordin, the 59-year-old assistant principal, were charged with failure to report. Police said an investigation revealed that the allegations of the sexual relation between the teacher and student were made known to the school’s administration by several sources as early as December of last year – months before the alleged relationship came to an end.

Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, had a sexual relationship with a student from September until June, according to police.

Women covering up for women in an old-girl culture that clearly exists because of the one-sided gender tilt in public schools. So now we not only need to teach women not to rape, we need to teach them not to cover up for other women who do. Maybe it’s time for an “It’s On Us” campaign aimed at teachers?

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Assistant coach admits sex with St. Louis area teen. “A former assistant basketball coach at a St. Louis high school pleaded guilty to a federal charge Monday and admitted taking a student to her home for sex, prosecutors said.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Police: Gymnastics coach solicits teen.

Cheatham County authorities have charged a gymnastics coach for having an inappropriate relationship with a Harpeth High School student.

Rebecca Lynn Campbell, 20, of Lyles, was charged with solicitation of a minor.

Campbell worked for Spirit Gymnastics in Bon Aqua. The company helps train the Harpeth cheerleaders.

She is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 17-year-old boy, said Lt. Shannon Heflin of the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities also said Campbell allegedly threw a party at her home and served teens alcohol, even though she is under the legal drinking age.

Okay, this is probably stretching even the feminist definition of “rape” a bit far. Though if the genders were reversed, few people would be doing much parsing.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Police: Destrehan teachers had a threesome with a student.

Remember, men are under-represented in teaching because society thinks they might be predators.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): A followup from the comments to my earlier post today: 2nd Destrehan High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student arrested. “A second Destrehan High School teacher has been in arrested in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct with a student. Rachel Respess, 24, of Kenner turned herself over to authorities Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., according to her attorney, Jeffrey Smith. Authorities say she and another teacher had a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old student. Respess was booked on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, one count of indecent behavior, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Smith said.”

Remember, there are so few men in teaching because society is afraid they might be predators.

TRIFECTA: Drunken, Sloppy Sex: Does ‘Yes’ Mean ‘Yes’ or Just More Rape Panels?

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Destrehan teacher arrested for reported sexual relationship with student. “Deputies placed Shelley Dufresne under arrest for one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. She is a teacher at Destrehan High School, located west of New Orleans. . . . Officials with the St. Charles Parish Public School District reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators were told that the student was bragging to other students that he was ‘having a sexual relationship with teachers.’” Note the plural.

Remember: There are so few men in teaching because society is afraid they might be predators.

HOW BUREAUCRATS THINK: Thought Crime: UK Leadership Wants To Ban Predicted ‘Extremists’ From Social Media, TV, Events. The way they handled the Rotherham rape scandal should give you some idea of what that will involve.

Say, did any of the officials responsible for Rotherham get prosecuted for anything? . . .

MARGARET WENTE: The New Campus Sex Puritans.

Sixty years ago, sexual behaviour among the young caused deep alarm among the puritanical religious right. Today, it causes deep alarm among the puritanical progressive left. Like their forebears, they are doing their best to restrict and regulate it.

This weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that makes universities redefine consensual sex. From now on, students must effectively obtain the “affirmative consent” of their partners, which must be “ongoing” every step of the way. Those accused of violating the consent rule will be judged on the preponderance of the evidence. Perpetrators face suspension or expulsion, and universities face heavy penalties for failure to enforce.

The new measure is designed to stem a tidal wave of rape on campus that, in fact, does not exist. (Violent crime, including sexual assault, has been in decline for 20 years.) Even so, universities across North America have set up vast new administrative apparatuses to deal with the crisis. Many of them have also expanded the meaning of “sexual violence” to include anything that makes you feel bad.

You don’t have a right not to feel bad, after sex or at any other time.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Vanessa Williams Sheds Light on Female-on-Female Rape. “Vanessa Williams is many things: actress, singer, model, mother. She is also one of an estimated 17.7 million American women who’s been a victim of attempted or completed rape. On Oprah’s Master Class, Williams revealed that she was molested by an 18-year-old when she was just 10. But what’s really caught the attention of news outlets and the general public is this salacious detail: Her perpetrator was (yes) a woman.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape. “Rape in conflict zones has long been the subject of news reports and academic study and large amounts of donor funding is channeled to organizations that respond to it. But rape specifically perpetrated by women has received less attention. Recent studies suggest the problem is more widespread than many experts previously believed. In 2010, Harvard academic Lynn Lawry and a team of researchers conducted a survey of human-rights abuses in over 1,000 households in conflict-ridden eastern Congo. It was the same year that Margot Wallstrom, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, dubbed Congo ‘the rape capital of the world.’ Lawry’s study asked victims of sexual violence to specify their assailant’s gender. It found that 40% of the women — and 10% of the men — who said they were subjected to sexual violence were assaulted by a woman.”

CAMILLE PAGLIA: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil.

Young women today do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature

The disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham two weeks ago is the latest in a long series of girls-gone-missing cases that often end tragically. A 32-year-old, 270-pound former football player who fled to Texas has been returned to Virginia and charged with “abduction with intent to defile.” At this date, Hannah’s fate and whereabouts remain unknown.

Wildly overblown claims about an epidemic of sexual assaults on American campuses are obscuring the true danger to young women, too often distracted by cellphones or iPods in public places: the ancient sex crime of abduction and murder. Despite hysterical propaganda about our “rape culture,” the majority of campus incidents being carelessly described as sexual assault are not felonious rape (involving force or drugs) but oafish hookup melodramas, arising from mixed signals and imprudence on both sides.

Colleges should stick to academics and stop their infantilizing supervision of students’ dating lives, an authoritarian intrusion that borders on violation of civil liberties. Real crimes should be reported to the police, not to haphazard and ill-trained campus grievance committees.

Too many young middleclass women, raised far from the urban streets, seem to expect adult life to be an extension of their comfortable, overprotected homes. But the world remains a wilderness. The price of women’s modern freedoms is personal responsibility for vigilance and self-defense.

Current educational codes, tracking liberal-Left, are perpetuating illusions about sex and gender.

To their proponents, that’s not a bug, but a feature.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Mother of 2 Arrested for Raping a Man at Gunpoint, Bail Set at $75,000.

Ciera Ross, a 25-year-old mother of two, was arrested and charged with raping a man in Chicago, according to reports.

Ross and a friend, who were driving on the North Side of Chicago, saw a man walking down the 400 block of North Kingsbury, according to Huffington Post.

Ross offered him a ride, which he accepted, before pulling out a revolver and ordering him to move to the back seat of the car. She then forced him to have sex with her companion in the back seat.

The man pleaded for the women to stop after they made him fondle the woman’s breasts and buttocks. The women, however, paid no heed and asked him to take off his clothes and the man complied before Ross’ friend began sexually assaulting him.

The women also took $200, credit cards and phone from the man, before he managed to escape in a taxi cab that passed by slowly, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Amanda Pillsbury revealed.

The victim apparently ran out of the car wearing only his shirt and the cab driver allowed him to use his cell phone to take a picture of Ross’ license plate and email it to himself.

The victim later identified Ross in a lineup, Pillsbury said.

$75,000 bond? For rape using a firearm? In Chicago?


Date-Rape-Accused Hacking, Outing, Videotaping

Ethically Dubious Remedies Alongside Court Wins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2014): College men accused of date rape are fighting back with ethically dubious techniques including hacking, outing their attackers, and videotaping their sexual encounters, in addition to bringing an increasing number of successful law suits to vindicate themselves, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf.

Last week, at the University of Chicago, individuals allegedly trying to keep “the Hyde Park community safe from people who publicly accuse other people of committing varying levels of gender-based violence without any proof whatsoever…” hacked into a website of the school’s student organization and posted the name and photo of an alleged rape survivor as well as this threat: “Hopefully the class of 2018 is paying attention because otherwise the UChicago Electronic Army is going to have to rape harder.”

The incident was apparently in retaliation for a post on Tumblr called the “Hyde Park List.”

That list claimed to identify male students “known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence.” It listed male students as either “code red’ or “code orange” – apparently a reference to the seriousness of their alleged sexual crimes.

“Creating so-called ‘rape lists’ of students who may or may not be guilty of sex-based offenses – ostensibly to warn female students, but also to shame the males – is both ethically dubious and may well open the perpetrators to legal action,” says Professor Banzhaf, who has written widely on the topic of campus date rape. On the other hand, hacking into computer systems and outing women is at least as wrongful, and two wrongs never make a right, especially concerning such a serious matter, suggests Banzhaf.

As colleges are pressured to be more aggressive in finding students guilty of date rape, it appears that a few male students are beginning to follow the advise on various web sites to surreptitiously videotape their sexual encounters to be able to prove afterwards, if necessary, that the act was consensual.

For example, four students at Hofstra University were accused of gang raping a fellow student, but were freed when a cell phone video indicated that the sexual encounter was consensual.

Likewise, a San Francisco lawyer, charged with raping three women, had the charges regarding two women dismissed because he had videotaped those encounters, and another man was found not guilty of an alleged gang rape after a Cook County, Illinois, jury was shown a videotape arguably showing some signs of consent as pointed out by an expert witness.

Although such videotaping – without sound – may not be illegal in many states, it’s likewise ethically dubious, and hardly a good solution to the problem of date rapes, and of students who may be wrongful accused of such actions and/or denied basic procedural protections in the campus proceedings determining guilt or innocence.

An alternative, albeit a very expensive one, is for males found guilty to bring law suits against their universities – about a dozen of which have already been successful, and at least twice that number are still in the courts, says Banzhaf.

When the system fails to provide justice, people will seek it on their own. What’s that old saying? Oh, right: No Justice, No Peace!

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Married female teacher, 32, is jailed for less than two years for having sex with two students and flashing a third teenager; The married English teacher would entice students by saying: ‘All the candy you need is right here.’ There appears to be disparate treatment in these cases, with female teachers receiving much lighter sentences than similarly situated males.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Math teacher, 24, arrested at high school after she ‘had sex with a 15-year-old male student.’ “A female teacher is facing aggravated sodomy and child molestation charges over the alleged indecent assault of a 15-year-old boy. Victoria Tatum, 24, was arrested at Newton County High School in Georgia on Thursday on felony charges and booked into jail without bond. Tatum, from Decatur, has been charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, and enticing a child.”

Remember, one reason there are so few male teachers is that people are afraid they’ll be sexual predators.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Switzerland of Ohio School Teacher Arrested on Charges of Sexual Battery of a Minor. “According to Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney James Peters, Brandi Hobbs, a teacher at Swiss Hills Vocational School, was arrested on Friday and charged with the following: one count of sexual battery, two counts of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile, one count of illegal use of a minor in a matter involving nudity, and one count of pandering of sexual material involving a minor. . . . In an unrelated case, another Swiss Hills teacher remains on leave as a separate investigation continues.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Charge: Female High School Basketball Coaches Banged Underage Students For Years.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Recent incidents ignite sexual assault discussions.

Recently at Oswego State, a male student headed to the bar on Thursday night with his friends. There, he saw the female teacher assistant for one of the courses he was taking and began to have a friendly conversation with her.

During this time he was belligerently drunk. After spending time talking with his TA, he left for a calzone, only to be followed by the TA and her friend.

“Maybe I was too drunk to tell them where I live,” he said. “Then it became very apparent that she wanted to have sex with me. Her friend was hinting that we were going to have sex, kind of like a wing woman. So we were doing a tour of the house, so she was asking me to take off my clothes, to show off. Her friend showed me the bed where I was going to sleep. Her friend made the bed and I got in it, and then my TA came to the bed and got in it.”

The night left a bad taste in the victim’s mouth. When he woke up, he got his clothes on and she drove him home.

“I could taste cigarettes in my mouth for the rest of the day,” the victim said. He did not attend the following class and slumped in bed for some five days.

I wonder if the university would entertain his complaint, or send him packing in a shameful sexist double standard. Note that this story opens with a male victim, but goes on to talk about self-defense classes for women.

ASHE SCHOW: Democrat ‘war on women’: AG office blames victim of rape. “Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, is having a rough year. To add to the problems she caused herself several months ago by quashing a corruption investigation into fellow Democrats in Philadelphia, her office has just gone to court and blamed a woman who was raped in a state prison for what happened to her.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Female Teacher Admits To Having Sex With Students. “She teaches 9th grade algebra, and faces four counts of criminal sexual misconduct. Court documents show that the sexual contact happened in alleys, parks and in a parked car.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Female Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Three Male Students At School. “Nicole Dufault, 34, of Caldwell, was arrested at her home Wednesday evening. She was charged Thursday with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Dufault is accused of having oral sex and intercourse with the students both on school property and in her car on multiple occasions, according to authorities. The victims were 15-year-old boys who were students at Columbia High School, according to authorities.”


A man suspected of raping a woman at knife point after hours on the El Molino High School campus was to be released from jail Thursday after prosecutors said they found evidence that may clear him of the assault.

Sheriff’s officials initially said a masked David J. Kocalis, 24, of Guerneville sneaked up behind the woman Aug. 30, held a knife to her and raped her near the Forestville school’s tennis courts.

He was arrested the next day on charges carrying a possible life sentence after the woman identified a prominent tattoo, and the car he was driving was captured on videotape.

But prosecutor Brian Staebell said Thursday investigators have since uncovered evidence that may point to his innocence. A judge allowed Kocalis, who had been held on $1.2 million bail, to be released on his own recognizance.

His lawyer, Evan Zelig, said a review of cellphone records showed Kocalis and the 18-year-old woman knew each other. Earlier in the day, she sent him a text message inviting Kocalis for sex, Zelig said.

Their tryst began inside his borrowed Porsche SUV but moved to a spot near the tennis courts because the car’s alarm kept going off, Zelig said.

After it was over, Kocalis drove the woman home, the lawyer said. She fabricated a story about being raped because she missed her curfew and Kocalis refused to lend her $20, Zelig said.

A possible life sentence because a woman didn’t get $20. Note that she tried to delete her texts. She was happy to let him face life in prison to get out of temporary inconvenience.

OF COURSE IT DOES: Obama Anti-Rape Effort Recruits For Left-Wing Org.

WAR ON WOMEN: Advocates Livid About Rape Ruling On Gov. Deval Patrick’s Brother-in-Law.

Related: Howie Carr: Deval Patrick’s devotion to riffraff is disturbing.

And it’s not like this is Deval’s first crush on a rapist. How about Ben LaGuer, the Leominster monster who raped and beat a 59-year-old woman in 1983 and then claimed he was the victim of a racist frame?

Deval described him to the Parole Board as “thoughtful and eloquent,” and chipped in $5,000 for LaGuer’s DNA test, which of course confirmed his guilt.

Talk about a war on women — the State House is Ground Zero. What about ex-Sen. Jim Marzilli, the perv in the Prius from Arlington? And ex-Rep. Carlos Henriquez, convicted of beating up his girlfriend? Some things on Beacon Hill never change.

Then there was Deval’s trusted aide Carl Stanley McGee. He was arrested in Florida in 2007 on charges of sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy in a resort swimming pool. The charges were dropped after McGee paid money to the alleged victim’s family — “it was not a big number,” he said.

So then the administration tried to get McGee a new state job at the Mass. Gaming Commission. That didn’t fly, despite McGee’s friendship with Deval.

Actually, it isn’t just rapists Deval seems to have a soft spot for. Remember the Tsarnaevs, the accused Boston Marathon bombers? Two days after the jihadist’s notes were found in the boat in Watertown, Deval went on “Face the Nation” and lied to Bob Schieffer that he had no idea what the motives of “those two young fellas” were.

And how about Ron Bell, his liaison to “the community”? After Bell was arrested for drunken driving in Boston, somehow he was able to secure a job in Lawrence City Hall with Willie “Landslide” Lantigua.

Deval’s driver was named head of the Parole Board. He lasted until he and his cohorts cut loose a career criminal doing life sentences for armed robberies. As soon as the con got out, he killed another cop.

One last point. At the end of his term, there will be one way to know for sure if Deval’s running for president or not: If he pardons his old pal LaGuer just before he leaves office, we’ll know he’s done with politics.

Don’t count on it.

UPDATE: From the comments: “Perhaps the reason Democrats think there is a rape epidemic in this country is because they know a lot of Democrats.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Monroe County Teacher Facing Four Felony Charges.

JONAH GOLDBERG: What ‘War On Women?’

On Friday, the White House announced its “It’s On Us” initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I’m all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it.

That’s not the White House’s first priority. Roughly six weeks before election day, its chief concern is to translate an exciting social media campaign into a get-out-the-vote operation.

Accurate statistics are of limited use in that regard because rape and sexual assault have been declining for decades. So the Obama administration and its allied activist groups trot out the claim that there is a rape epidemic victimizing 1 in 5 women on college campuses. This conveniently horrifying number is a classic example of being too terrible to check. If it were true, it would mean that rape would be more prevalent on elite campuses than in many of the most impoverished and crime-ridden communities.

It comes from tendentious Department of Justice surveys that count “attempted forced kissing” and other potentially caddish acts that even the DOJ admits “are not criminal.”

According to one Justice Department survey, more than half the respondents said they didn’t report the assault because they didn’t think “the incident was serious enough to report.” More than a third said they weren’t clear on whether the incident was a crime. But President Obama uses these surveys to justify using the terms “rape” and “sexual assault” interchangeably.

And yet critics of the alleged rape epidemic are the ones who don’t take rape seriously? I would think conflating a boorish attempt at an undesired kiss with forcible rape is an example of not taking rape seriously.

Well, I’ll think they take rape seriously when they start talking about what women do. And quit firing people for listing well-placed Democrats’ convicted-rapist family members on sex-offender registries.

MOB RULE ON CAMPUS: Vandalism on Ivy League Campus Attacks Conservative as ‘Racist Rape Apologist.’

Related: University of Chicago Gets Its Own ‘Rapist List.’ All by unaccountable anonymous types.

ASHE SCHOW: Anti-rape activist to men: Tell your buddies a woman is ‘ugly’ to prevent rape.

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: A rape epidemic — by women? CDC report reveals troubling equality when it comes to sexual assault rates.

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: A rape epidemic — by women? CDC report reveals troubling equality when it comes to sexual assault rates.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Former teacher’s aide found guilty on rape charges. “Jennifer Kennard was found guilty of six counts of second-degree rape, two counts of third-degree rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.”

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: A rape epidemic — by women? CDC report reveals troubling equality when it comes to sexual assault rates.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Utah teacher to stand trial on charges of sex with second boy. “The 35-year-old woman is charged in Farmington’s 2nd District Court with four counts of first-degree felony rape and two counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy — accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students.”

EVER SINCE ITS BOGUS IRAQ-CASUALTIES REPORT, THE LANCET HAS BEEN A JOKE: Leading British medical journal refuses to retract open letter on Gaza written by authors concerned that “Jews control the media, politics and banking.” “What is new is that the Telegraph reports that two of the five authors of the open letter, Dr Swee Ang, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr Manduca, a professor of genetics at the University of Genoa in Italy, sent emails to their contacts endorsing a raving anti-Semitic video from David Duke entitled ‘CNN, Goldman Sachs & the Zio Matrix.’”

UPDATE: From the comments: “Britain’s intellectual classes seem to have gone full-raving-fascist in their Jew-hatred. The Rotherham rape gang scandal shows that Britain is now getting the religious minority it deserves.”

IT’S APPALLING TO SEE SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA) enabling the alcohol culture that so contributes to the #rapeculture on campus. “After running into a family friend, Landrieu made her way across a portion of the expansive field to a tent of welcoming fans, who quickly asked her to do a keg stand. She declined, but agreed to hold the spigot for someone else, who gripped the metal keg as others held his legs in the air.”

Take my advice: Send your kids somewhere safe.

#NARRATIVEFAIL: The Rape Epidemic Is A Fiction: Sexual assaults today are a third of what they were twenty years ago. Remember, none of this is about reality, or the welfare of women. It’s about Hillary battlespace preparation, and jobs and power for “social justice warriors.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Ex-Clearfield High teacher takes plea deal in sex assault case. “Gaile Kristine Supp, 24, was charged in April 2013 with object rape, a first-degree felony, in 2nd District Court. The student told investigators she went to Supp’s West Haven home to get help with homework. Instead, her teacher showed her a sexually explicit movie and sexually assaulted her, according to a probable cause statement. On Sept. 3, Supp pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of sexual battery, a third-degree felony.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Another day, another case in Bucks County of a boy being sexually molested by a woman. “On Monday, Bethann Lucy Wagner, 26, of Middletown, is alleged to have poured vodka into the mouth of a 13-year-old boy before making her move on him. She’s charged with rape, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.”

SHARK, JUMPED: University event says men can prevent rape through taco runs.

MEGAN MCARDLE: How Many Rape Reports Are False?

The number of false accusations is what statisticians call a “dark number” — that is, there is a true number, but it is unknown, and perhaps unknowable. For a deep dive into the reasons it’s so hard to know, I commend you to Cathy Young’s new piece at Slate, in which she details all the problems that confound investigations into false rape accusations.

Here’s what we do know: The 2 percent number is very bad and should never be cited. It apparently traces its lineage back to Susan Brownmiller’s legendary “Against Our Will,” and her citation for this figure is a single speech by an appellate judge before a small group of lawyers. His source for this statistic was a single area of New York that started having policewomen conduct all rape interviews. This is not data. It is an anecdote about an anecdote.

The 41 percent number beloved of men’s-rights activists is better; it involves a peer-reviewed study by Eugene Kanin of a police department in some unknown small city. False reports could only be declared if the victim herself withdrew the charge. However. We’re talking about one city, in which 109 rapes were examined over a period of nine years. As feminists point out, victims might have withdrawn the charges simply because they found it too traumatic to engage with the police department, not because the accusation was false. And the study itself is now pretty elderly. A lot has changed in 20 years, including, possibly, the number of false rape accusations in this city and the rest of the nation. This number should be used only with grave caution.

But so should any other numbers, such as the 8 percent figure that is commonly attributed to the FBI. When you dig into the research itself, you find it is often heavily inflected with the authors’ prior beliefs about what constitutes the “real problem”: unreported cases of rape or false reports? So Kanin is frequently chided for accepting the results of a police department investigation that included offering the victims a polygraph, because this is intimidating for true victims as well as women making false reports, and it could raise the incidence of false negatives. On the other hand, if the rate of false rape reports is quite high — much higher than that of other crimes — then this might be a reasonable precaution. It’s possible that by encouraging police departments not to polygraph rape victims, we have fixed a cruel system in which innocent victims are bullied into recanting. It’s also possible that we’ve increased the number of false accusations that proceed to investigation and conviction.

Shorter: You cannot treat “percentage of reports that were found to be false by investigators” as “percentage of reports that were actually false.” Some women may simply have recanted to disengage from the system. Some police officers may decide a case was false when it wasn’t. On the other hand, we also know that false accusations can make their way through the system pretty far — witness the Duke lacrosse players and Brian Banks.

What we know is that we don’t know.

Thing is, all the rape-talk isn’t about getting justice for victims. It’s about stirring up female voters for Hillary, while demonizing, marginalizing, and silencing men, and about justifying policies that generate employment and self-esteem for “social justice warriors.” Given that these are generally execrable people, any policy that enlarges their power or perks should be viewed with deep suspicion.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female teacher sentenced for raping 17-year-old student. Would a male teacher have gotten off this light? “After pleading no contest, Antrich was sentenced to a 10-year suspended sentence and the rest of the charges were dismissed.”

WORRIED ABOUT BEING RAPED ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS? Try Reynolds Online University: “The One Where Nobody Gets Raped.”

BUSINESS GENIUS: So I didn’t realize that popular college party website The Chive has Chapters.

What this means is you could go to online school — avoiding rape or accusations thereof — and still enjoy a college party lifestyle. The best of both worlds, and quite possibly cheaper than regular college.

I wrote about unbundling Higher Ed in The New School, but here you can see it happening.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female teacher, 25, who ‘abused a teenage student after showing her sexually explicit movie’ takes a plea deal to avoid jail.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Teacher at troubled youths center charged with rape. “A female teacher at a residential center for troubled youths in Yonkers, N.Y., was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student, authorities said Thursday. The 34-year-old Leake & Watts teacher, Meaghan White, is charged with rape. She is accused of having sex with the boy at Willson’s Woods Park, a Westchester County park in Mount Vernon, N.Y., said Kieran O’Leary, a county police spokesman.”

Related: Double standard seen when boys abused by women.

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Girl aged 14 raped in school toilets after teachers’ plan to ‘use her as bait’ backfires.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Queens teacher accused of sex with students being treated for ‘psychiatric disorder,’ lawyer says. “Joy Morsi, 39, who allegedly had sex with two teenage boys who attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, missed a court appearance because she was being tested for psychiatric disorder, her attorney said. She is due back in court Oct. 6.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Teacher Nicole Dufault charged with sex with 3 teen students at Columbia High School.


For many feminists, questioning claims of rampant sexual violence in our society amounts to misogynist “rape denial.” However, if the CDC figures are to be taken at face value, then we must also conclude that, far from being a product of patriarchal violence against women, “rape culture” is a two-way street, with plenty of female perpetrators and male victims.

How could that be? After all, very few men in the CDC study were classified as victims of rape: 1.7 percent in their lifetime, and too few for a reliable estimate in the past year. But these numbers refer only to men who have been forced into anal sex or made to perform oral sex on another male. Nearly 7 percent of men, however, reported that at some point in their lives, they were “made to penetrate” another person—usually in reference to vaginal intercourse, receiving oral sex, or performing oral sex on a woman. This was not classified as rape, but as “other sexual violence.”

And now the real surprise: when asked about experiences in the last 12 months, men reported being “made to penetrate”—either by physical force or due to intoxication—at virtually the same rates as women reported rape (both 1.1 percent in 2010, and 1.7 and 1.6 respectively in 2011).

In other words, if being made to penetrate someone was counted as rape—and why shouldn’t it be?—then the headlines could have focused on a truly sensational CDC finding: that women rape men as often as men rape women.

Rape culture, indeed.

CATHY YOUNG: Crying Rape: False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

BECAUSE THE PURPOSE OF THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN IS TO MAKE RULES FOR MEN, NOT RULES FOR WOMEN: Ashe Schow: Why is it ‘victim-blaming’ to suggest ways to defend against rape and sexual assault?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important.’ “Amid a national debate about the worth of a college education, a respected annual poll about the education views held by Americans has found that only 44 percent of Americans now believe that getting a college education is ‘very important’ — down from 75 percent four years ago.”

That’s a brutal decline. Add to this the threat posed by the campus rape panic — chasing women away with exaggerated claims of rape, and men with quite realistic fears of the Sex Police — and college recruiting will be increasingly difficult, I expect.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Police: New charges after woman visits alleged rape victim’s school.

A Montgomery County woman previously charged with statutory rape was arrested Friday after visiting the alleged victim’s school, according to police.

Jennifer Hodges was charged with violation of protection and contempt of court on top of her statutory rape charge. . . . Hodges was arrested for the statutory rape charge on June 19 and is set to appear in court Oct. 1. Hodges is also set to appear in court Sept. 24 for the violation of protection and contempt of court charges.

You know, you just see more of these stories all the time, it seems.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Lawsuit: Female Nurse Had Sex With Medicated Patient. “A man who was in the ICU on medication and awaiting a heart transplant says a nurse came into his room and had sex with him against his wishes, reports CBS Chicago. . . . The suit accuses the facility of negligence because the nurse had a history of such things.”

Related: Erection Does Not Equal Consent.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): New Jersey High School Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student. “She is charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual assault.”

FIRE: Due Process Advocates Take Critical Look at How Colleges Are Dealing with Sexual Assault Allegations.

Sexual partners, of course, do not always agree on why they are having sex. Should that really negate otherwise valid consent? How clearly must each partner communicate their reasons for engaging in sexual activity? Is “yes, because” the new “yes”? That OSU has set forth this absurd standard is a stark illustration of how the movement to better protect students from sexual assault has led some institutions astray.

As we move away from a definition limited to what Susan Estrich once critically described as “real rape” — forcible sex by a stranger — into the newer, more ambiguous definitions, a fair system would be charging more women with rape, and finding them guilty. But while the “real rape” definition made rape something mostly done by males, and the new system is far more gender-neutral and encompasses all sorts of suasion and ambiguity as rape, the point of all these programs still seems to be to find and punish male students. That, in itself, is a Title IX violation, and the more that ambiguous, non-violent conduct gets included in the definition of rape, the more women will be included, and the more the disparity in prosecution/punishment will stand out.

Related: We need to teach women not to rape.

RAPE CULTURE: Woman Charged With Breaking Into Home, Raping Man In Seattle. “The unidentified, 31-year-old man said he awoke at 2 a.m. on June 17, 2013 to Gilman straddling him and having sexual intercourse with him. Police say he told the 240-pound suspect to get off, but she allegedly refused and told him to be quiet. He was able to break free from underneath her and said he pushed her out of the apartment.”

We need to teach women not to rape.

DEMOCRACY, OPEN IMMIGRATION, MULTICULTURALISM: PICK ANY TWO. The England That Is Forever Pakistan: Multiculturalism and Rape in Rotherham.

What has gone wrong in Rotherham, and what is wrong with its Pakistani community, are questions much asked in recent weeks: How could this small, run-down town in northern England have been the center of sexual abuse of children on such an epic and horrifying scale?

According to the official report published in August, there were an estimated 1,400 victims. And they were, in the main, poor and vulnerable white girls, while the great majority of perpetrators were men, mainly young men, from the town’s Pakistani community. Shaun Wright, the police commissioner who was responsible for children’s services in Rotherham, appeared before Parliament after his refusal to resign over the scandal. The scandal has cost both the chief executive and the leader of the council their jobs, and four Labour Party town councilors have been suspended.

A popular explanation for what Home Secretary Theresa May has described as “a complete dereliction of duty” by Rotherham’s public officials is that the Labour-controlled council was, for reasons of political expediency and ideology, unwilling to confront the fact that the abusers were of Pakistani heritage. Proper investigation, it is said, was obstructed by political correctness — or, in the words of a former local M.P., a culture of “not wanting to rock the multicultural boat.” . . .

The Pakistani community in Rotherham, and elsewhere in Britain, has not followed the usual immigrant narrative arc of intermarriage and integration. The custom of first-cousin marriages to spouses from back home in Pakistan meant that the patriarchal village mentality was continually refreshed.

The results are so ugly that even the New York Times is noticing.

Related: Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street… but SHE is arrested by a van load of police. Yeah, it’s pretty clear what side the police are on here.


After similar scandals in Oxford and Rochdale, as well as the Jimmy Saville case, the Rotherham scandal has stirred up huge controversy in the United Kingdom. Not only had abuse of the worst kind taken place, but the police and the Rotherham Council ignored the victims’ pleas for help, thus victimising them further.

Self-styled community leaders who claim to represent all the Pakistani Muslims living in Rotherham encouraged police and council high-ups to ignore the abuse, in order to preserve the superficial ‘honour’ of the community. The officials went along with this to preserve their jobs. The result: children doubly failed by the system, by their elders and by their authority figures, and left to the mercy of men who drove up in taxis, plied these children, some as young as 11, and mostly white, with drugs, and assaulted them. They threatened to burn them alive if they told anyone what happened to them. . . .

We carry prejudices against white women and their ‘availability’ with us when we immigrate, and they become even more amplified when we feel threatened by the pervading culture of the place we have settled in, and we want to draw in and protect ourselves from change and assimilation. If white women are ‘easy’, then vulnerable white girls, who are in care homes or runaways, are the ‘easiest’ of all.

Read the whole thing.

REMEMBER: MALE TEACHERS ARE RARE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE AFRAID MEN ARE SEXUAL PREDATORS. Chemistry Teacher Arrested For Bringing Date Rape Drug Recipes To School. “An Oak Ridge High chemistry teacher is in big trouble, and her students know it because she was arrested at school. . . . Her arrest came after deputies executed a search warrant at her Woodlands apartment. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found more recipes, methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous prescription medications and Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, a compound used in date rape drugs.” Note: Oak Ridge in Texas, not the one in Tennessee.

CHANGE: Long-awaited diet pill gets U.S. approval. “Made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc, Contrave is a combination of the antidepressant bupropion and Orexigen’s formulation of naltrexone, designed to prevent drug dependence.”

Personally, I’d try the Gary Taubes approach first, leavened with some Mark Rippetoe. But that’s just me.

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Tips for guys on how to stop raping (that won’t protect them from being accused these days). Well, now that rape has been redefined as “any interaction with a man, even far short of sex, that a woman regrets,” tips from a few years ago are bound to be obsolete.


How Govt Helps Get Students Drunk and Raped
Letting Feminist PC Waste Millions and Ruin Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2014): Taxpayers would be outraged to learn that the federal government spends tens of millions of their tax dollars telling people how to avoid automobile accidents, but never once warns against driving while drunk – so as not to embarrass drivers who injure themselves in accidents after they drank to excess.

Well, the government doesn’t actually do something quite that stupid, but it does do something almost as foolish: spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on programs telling students how to reduce campus date rapes, but never even mentioning alcohol, even though excessive drinking is a leading factor in such rapes. More specifically, the guide for obtaining government funds to reduce sexual violence on campus says that campus anti-rape projects which focus primarily on alcohol abuse are considered “out of scope,” notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf, an expert in the field.

And the Office of Violence Against Women [OVW] even goes so far as to censor those who want to speak out about the connection. As one victim of this censorship reported, “This starts to censor how we can talk about the issue,” . . . “I don’t think you are doing young women any favors by saying, We’re not going to tell you that this happens – and be careful about it.” The reason given for the censorship, she says, were “focusing on how much students drink . . . leads to blaming victims.”

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the reason why colleges are so reluctant to warn women about drinking to excess, and about how it greatly magnifies their chances of being raped – what it called a “taboo” subject – is that women who become drunk and are raped may blame themselves.

“While statistics show that alcohol and sex can be a dangerous combination – at least half of students involved in alleged sexual assaults were drinking – campus officials are reluctant to put the two in the same sentence. ‘The discussion of alcohol and sexual violence is the third rail of discourse,’” the Chronicle reports.

But the link between drinking and campus rape is even worse. A recent study by an insurance organization shows, in 92 percent of the claims with losses, the accuser was under the influence of alcohol, and “more than 60 percent of accusers were so intoxicated that they had no clear memory of the assault.”

It’s obvious that being drunk affects a woman’s judgment about whether to have sex, as well as about getting into situations in which being raped is far more probable, says Banzhaf. Furthermore, not being able to testify about what happened can make it difficult if not impossible to prosecute such cases.

And, notes Banzhaf, the idea that most women were plied with alcohol without their knowledge is apparently a myth. An article in the Journal of American College Health reports that “most sexual assaults happen after women voluntarily consume alcohol; relatively few occur after they have been given alcohol or drugs without their knowledge . . . Yet sexual-assault-prevention programs, it says, “seldom emphasize the important link between women’s use of substances … and becoming a victim of sexual assault.”

“This is a striking example of how women’s lives are being ruined, and millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money are being wasted, all because of feminist political correctness run amok. You can’t rationally decide how to best spend grant money based upon abstract discussions concerned solely with slogans and sound bites about ‘responsibility’ and ‘blame’,” he suggests.

If a college is given a $50,000 educational grant, it will be far more likely that it will actually reduce the number of women being raped on campus if it aimed at persuading women not to drink to excess than if it’s aimed at telling men it’s not nice to rape, just as warning students to lock up their bicycles is much more effective than educational programs telling prospective bike thieves not to steal.

Some activists objected to this simple and logical analogy, saying “a woman is not a bicycle.”

If by that they mean that women shouldn’t be told to never go out drinking – the equivalent of being forced to keep a bicycle locked up at home – they obviously have a point.

But making practical suggestions that women take reasonable precautions (e.g., not to drink to excess, not to walk in strange dangerous neighborhoods at night, etc.) – the equivalent of not leaving a bicycle in a public area without any lock – is simply a suggestion that people should take reasonable and sensible precautions, nothing more.

Undoubtedly, a parent who leaves a child locked in a car during a hot summer day, only to find her dead upon his return from heat stroke, is not just embarrassed and “blamed” but also heartbroken, but that certainly doesn’t mean we should stop warning about the dangers of leaving a child alone in a car.

Similarly, parents of very small children who let them play outside with little or no supervision are devastated if they are snatched by a stranger, and clearly it is the abductor – not the parent – who is at fault, culpable, and to blame.

Yet most logical people see this as all the more reason to have educational programs about the need to provide appropriate supervision for very young children, not to regard any such warnings as “taboo” and a “third rail” in favor of campaigns aimed at re-educating potential child abductors.

By the way, many feminists agree. “The real feminist message should be that when you lose the ability to be responsible for yourself, you drastically increase the chances that you will attract the kinds of people who, shall we say, don’t have your best interest at heart. That’s not blaming the victim; that’s trying to prevent more victims.,” wrote Emily Yoffe.

Similarly, Anne Coughlin, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, worries that by hiding from them the importance of drinking only in moderation, we are “infantilizing women.”

Rather than simply declaring anti-rape educational programs aimed at women and drinking to excess as “out of scope,” at the very least OVW should conduct a simple test. It should be possible to compare anti-rape educational programs aimed at drinking to excess with those stressing other themes: e.g., that men should not rape women, that bystanders should try to intervene, etc. If rapes at colleges are really as prevalent as many activists claim, the numbers should be high enough to produce statistically significant results in a short period of time and show which program is the most effective.

“With this kind of clear, unambiguous evidence, decisions regarding spending taxpayers’ money can be made on a rational basis, not on the basis of PC slogans about ‘blame,’ and shear conjecture.”

Obviously, the one thing everyone can and should agree on is that we want to do whatever is most effective in reducing rapes among college women. If the government doesn’t use the most effective means available, it is not only wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money – it is also the cause of traumatic rapes which could have been prevented with a little thought, says Banzhaf.

It’s almost as if these “anti-rape” programs are really about bureaucratic empire building and the demonization of men, rather than preventing rape.

Related: Should Universities Profit From Vodka Jell-O Shots Consumed by Their Students?

K.C. JOHNSON SPOTS SOMETHING UNUSUAL: Rare Two-Sided Reporting on Campus Sex.

I’ve often noted the poor, one-sided reporting on campus sexual assault—highlighted by a trio of publications (the Times, BuzzFeed, and Huffington Post) that seem to see their coverage more as advocacy than neutral reporting. In such an environment good journalistic work particularly stands out, as in Robin Wilson’s recent items in the Chronicle.

Wilson had one piece looking at one of the many anomalies of the campus crusade against sexual assault: why colleges, as part of an effort to diminish rapes on campus, don’t caution women about excessive drinking. The reasons, unsurprisingly, are a combination of government pressure against raising the issue and hard-line ideology. Wilson obtains a quote from Connecticut College’s “director of sexual-violence prevention and advocacy” (a quite unusually-named position): “The first things we hear are ‘What was she wearing?’ and ‘How much alcohol did she drink?’ . . . But those are not causing a sexual assault to happen. The perpetrator is the problem here.”

Quite so: just as a person who robs a student walking in a dangerous part of town is the “problem” in the commission of the crime. But is there any reason for a college not to warn students against behavior that might expose them to unnecessary risks?

Wilson also obtained a quote from Peter F. Lake, director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University, who defended the lack of emphasis on potential accusers avoiding getting drunk in the following manner: “Sexual predators weaponize alcohol . . . Your typical sexual predator will stage an attack and place alcohol where it’s heavily camouflaged, in sweet drinks.” There have been dozens of OCR complaints filed by accusers, and myriad due process lawsuits filed by accused students. Allegations originating from “sweet drinks” rarely, if ever, have appeared in these actions. Doubtless some rapists spike the drinks of the students they eventually assault. But shouldn’t Lake have to present some data before insinuating that this sort of behavior is the norm?

Good reporting is the exception everywhere these days. And if you demand evidence, you’re a rape apologist!

Plus: “Presenting both sides of the issue has the effect of highlighting the extremism of the anti-due process activists. Perhaps that’s one reason why so many advocacy publications have chosen not to do so in their reporting on campus sexual assault claims.”

RAPE CULTURE: Time-Warner-CNN-HBO Employee, Former Timesman Frank Rich Cracks Rape Joke.


Interpreted crudely, what happened in Rotherham looks like an ideological mirror image of Roman Catholicism’s sex abuse scandal. The Catholic crisis seemed to vindicate a progressive critique of traditionalism: Here were the wages of blind faith and sexual repression; here was a case study in how a culture of hierarchy and obedience gave criminals free rein.

The crimes in Rotherham, by contrast, seem scripted to vindicate a reactionary critique of liberal multiculturalism: Here are immigrant gangs exploiting a foolish Western tolerance; here are authorities too committed to “diversity” to react appropriately; here is a liberal society so open-minded that both its brain and conscience have fallen out. . . .

Show me what a culture values, prizes, puts on a pedestal, and I’ll tell you who is likely to get away with rape.

In Catholic Boston or Catholic Ireland, that meant men robed in the vestments of the church.

In Joe Paterno’s pigskin-mad Happy Valley, it meant a beloved football coach.

In status-conscious, education-obsessed Manhattan, it meant charismatic teachers at an elite private school.

In Hollywood and the wider culture industry — still the great undiscovered country of sexual exploitation, I suspect — it has often meant the famous and talented, from Roman Polanski to the BBC’s Jimmy Savile, robed in the authority of their celebrity and art.

And in Rotherham, it meant men whose ethnic and religious background made them seem politically untouchable, and whose victims belonged to a class that both liberal and conservative elements in British society regard with condescension or contempt.

Read the whole thing. And then read this.

I PREDICT THEY WILL MOSTLY RESOLVE IT BY DECIDING TO BE LEFTISTS, FIRST: The Dilemma Of The Jewish Leftist. Because that’s usually how it works: “Over the past 15 years, the international Left has consistently expanded its political alliance with Islamists in the West. Among other things, this alliance has required the Left to turn a blind eye to barbaric Islamic practices like female genital mutilation and rape and to defame those who dare to openly oppose these reactionary, obscene behaviors as Islamophobic racists.”

DEMOCRACY, MULTUCULTURALISM, OPEN IMMIGRATION — PICK ANY TWO: Rotherham: As a Pakistani woman, I’d welcome a police force that didn’t rely on imams. ” But, for me, one of the most most striking aspects of the report is its damning description of the inability to address issues within the local Pakistani community, for fear of appearing racist. There’s no escaping the fact that the majority of perpetrators were of Pakistani origin – and that this directly led to insufficient action being taken to identify, and bring them to justice. . . . It’s clear that fear of being branded racist enabled the continuation of human rights abuses. It’s a problem that doesn’t only occur in local communities but also at a national and even international level. It’s no surprise that other crimes, such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage, are also willfully ignored by authorities.”

Related: Years of Rape and ‘Utter Contempt’ in Britain: Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished.


IF IT WEREN’T ABOUT A REPUBLICAN, IT WOULD COST HIM HIS JOB: Frank Rich tweets prison rape joke about former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell. But it’s nice when these people show their true selves.

UPDATE: What is it about liberals and prison rape? Remember Bill Lockyer (Cal. Dem. AG)?

Yes, I do remember Bill Lockyer. My guess — liberals like for people to submit to the state, and for their opponents to be humiliated. So prison rape for Republicans is a twofer. The relationship of this to their political philosophies and personal behavior I leave as an exercise for the reader.

EUGENE VOLOKH HAS WRITTEN ABOUT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO CARRY NON-LETHAL WEAPONS, and I talked about the subject as well in my Second Amendment Penumbras piece. Now Eugene presents this: Amicus brief supporting the Second Amendment right to own and carry a stun gun in Massachusetts.

I’m delighted to report that Michael Rosman and Michelle Scott of the Center for Individual Rights, Lisa Steele of AWARE (Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment), and I have filed an amicus brief on behalf of AWARE in Commonwealth v. Caetano, a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case dealing with the Second Amendment and stun guns.

Massachusetts is one of the several states that bans stun guns (including Tasers) — the others are Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin, plus the Annapolis/Baltimore area in Maryland, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. I hope that this case will change that; indeed, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently struck down the Michigan stun gun ban on Second Amendment grounds.

I think that’s how it should go. The Second Amendment, as the Court has noted, is in large part about a right of self-defense — not just about guns as such.

UPDATE: Link to Eugene’s post was wrong before. Fixed now. Sorry! One day I’ll master cut-and-paste.

PETER BERKOWITZ: U.S. Colleges’ Sexual Assault Crusade. “Our universities’ assiduous efforts to transform men into monsters who can’t be trusted with rights and women into frail creatures who bear no responsibility for their deeds represents educational malpractice.”

Why would anyone send a daughter to those hotbeds of rape and sexism? Or a son?

ASHE SCHOW: Campus sexual assault: The only crime where due process is shunned.

In a report about those accused of sexual assault suing their universities, National Public Radio correspondent Tovia Smith interviewed a lawyer for accusers who suggested those men needed to evolve and get over that pesky due process thing.

According to Smith’s paraphrasing, attorney Colby Bruno suggested the fact that “a lot of young men are suing their schools doesn’t mean the process is actually unfair – only that it suggests some students are having trouble adjusting to the changing norms on campus sexual assault.”

Bruno perpetuated the “guilty until proven innocent” mantra against those accused of sexual assault that is permeating college campuses.

“I don’t have sympathy for the guy who assaults somebody and thinks he’s been railroaded,” Bruno said. “The cases where students are deluding themselves into thinking that what they did wasn’t rape and sexual assault? I think those are 85 percent of boys coming forward saying, ‘I was railroaded.’ ”

Of course, Bruno has no more proof of her 85 percent claim than I have to say 85 percent of college women are turning regrets and failed relationships into rape or sexual assault.

That kind of talk is a disgrace to the legal profession, but it’s no surprise in this field, which has been taken over by moneygrubbing charlatans and crazed gender-hate.