The Federal Government's Sexual Reign of Terror on College Campuses
A new "sex bureaucracy" is attempting a full takeover of young people's sex lives through moral strictures that trample free speech and the due process of law. In only the most recent symptom of this disease, a court recently ruled that George Mason University wrongfully expelled a student in 2014 -- for engaging in consensual sex with his girlfriend.
That student, who is anonymously referred to as "John Doe," won a federal lawsuit against George Mason after administrators ignored evidence that he had been in a consensual relationship for over one year. After the break-up, the ex-girlfriend told school officials and police about what she considered in hindsight to be sexual assaults. This girl's reaction follows a recent totalitarian trend on college campuses. In seeking to prevent "sexual violence," schools have taken to regulating students' behavior and even attitudes about sex to absurd levels.
A forthcoming paper to appear in the August issue of the California Law Review outlines "The Sex Bureaucracy," which Harvard Law School professors Jacob Gersen and Jeannie Suk argue is thoroughly regulating "the space of sex" in America. The "bureaucracy dedicated to that regulation of sex ... operates largely apart from criminal enforcement, but its actions are inseparable from criminal overtones and implications."
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has also released a report on "The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX." This report presents many examples of the free speech rights of professors being violated by the culture of fear that has grown out of new interpretations of Title IX.
This odd turn in regulating sex may be "counterproductive to the goal of actually addressing the harms of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment," the Harvard professors warn, adding that it also deprives due process to the accused and encourages bizarre new sexual norms.