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TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Bastrop High teacher arrested, accused of sexual relationship with student.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE: Texas high school teaching aide accused of having sex with 3 male students.

NICE TO SEE SOMEONE STANDING UP FOR FREE SPEECH: Academic groups defend Brock prof, accused of ‘hurtful’ comments.

Two academic organizations are defending a Brock University chemistry professor accused of recently publishing “hurtful and alienating” comments in a German scientific journal.

In addition to being criticized on social media, professor Tomas Hudlicky was slammed by his own institution in statements the university published online on June 5 and 7, which described Hudlicky’s comments — published last week in “Angewandte Chemie” — as “objectionable” and “utterly at odds with the values of Brock’s deeply committed research mentors.”

In the article, which has since been removed from the academic journal’s website, Hudlický argues that hiring practices that give preferential treatment to women and minorities is counter-productive if it results in discrimination against the most meritorious candidates.

But following the backlash Hudlicky received for his statement, both the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) sent letters to the university defending the professor.

REMINDER: Fathers Also Do Their Share of ‘Invisible Labor’: On Father’s Day, let’s acknowledge the unsung ways that men keep families running.

It is hardly news to anyone that, for the past few decades, researchers, journalists and partners and parents everywhere have been discussing, debating and dissecting the division of labor in homes, especially in homes where partners have children. In the 1980s, Arlie Hochschild’s concept of “the second shift” articulated the phenomenon that, despite entering the workforce, women still took care of the majority of the household duties after they came home at night. Nowadays, this sort of work is sometimes called “invisible labor” because, as the argument goes, those who do it (usually women, according to the research) are doing it behind the scenes.

But are they? In my experience, making favorite meals, calling out spelling lists and helping pack the trunks for camp has placed me center stage. Sometime after my daughter was born, when I suddenly had two children under two, I complained to an older female friend about being the one who worked more hours at home while my husband put in more hours in the office. “But you get to be #1!” she said with a surprising level of enthusiasm. “I don’t want to be #1,” I replied, somewhat appalled. . . .

What I am suggesting is that, in many families, it is not only the amount of work that partners do or don’t do that is worth thinking about but also how visible that work is—and that men’s labor may be the most invisible of all.

It is not unusual for men I know, or who I work with as clients, to complain of being called the “emergency backup parent” by teachers or to feel like a “fifth wheel” in their own homes. That’s what you get when you lie on the couch and watch football, you might be thinking, but I don’t know many dads who do that anymore. In modern families, most moms and dads are working—in the office or in the home or on the soccer field or in the car—almost all of their waking hours.

Day to day, men do the mental work of thinking about their children and spouse as much as women. And on average, men spend more time than women taking care of finances, lawn care, technology support, trash collection and home and car maintenance—tasks that are often done out of sight.

And don’t forget that other feminist bugbear, “emotional labor.” Anyone who thinks that only women do emotional labor in a relationship, has never been in a relationship with a woman.

JOEL KOTKIN: THE CORONAVIRUS IS ALSO SPREADING A DARK NEW ERA OF NEO-FEUDALISM.

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the global shift already underway towards a neo-feudal society. With the middle-class economy largely shut down and, in the best-case scenario, in for a long and painful recovery, the population that is barely hanging on is expanding rapidly in America and around the world. In the U.S. alone, the ranks of the poor are projected to increase by as much as 50 percent, to levels not seen in at least a half century.

Neo-feudalism is reprising the kind of society that existed in Medieval times, characterized by declining social mobility and greater concentrations of power. In the neo-Feudal world, as in the original, the middle class loses its primacy, as small businesses fail and even affluent families face the prospect of joining the ranks of ever expanding class of property-less serfs.

Yet not all will be losers—the tech oligarchs, whose net worths have surged during the pandemic, are now positioned to pick up the pieces of a devastated analog economy. But the class that may benefit most may be the Clerisy, encompassing professions such as teachers, consultants, lawyers, top level government officials and medical specialists. Their share of the labor market has grown while those of the traditional middle class — small business owners, workers in basic industries and construction — have shrunk.

Many in the Clerisy has barely been discomfited by the pandemic as they continue to have checks deposited while working largely from home. Some members of the “expert” class — medical professionals in white coats, empowered bureaucrats and the media that interprets their prognostications — have emerged as “the privileged stratum”, in the words of the French leftist Christophe Guilluy, operating from an assumption of “moral superiority” that justifies their right to instruct others.

Just as the tech oligarchs, having conquered and consolidated the digital economy, have assumed the predominant role of the old feudal aristocracy, the Clerisy reprises the role once played by the Catholic clergy. Samuel Coleridge coined the term in the 1830s to define a class of people whose job it was to instruct and direct the masses, as traditional clerics were joined by university professors, scientists, public intellectuals and foundation heads.

Like the elites of Medieval times, today’s clerisy has become increasingly hereditary in part due to the phenomena of well-educated people marrying each other; between 1960 and 2005 the share of men with university degrees who married women with university degrees nearly doubled, from 25% to 48%. “After one generation,” Daniel Bell noted in 1972, “a meritocracy simply becomes an enclaved class.”

And one notably lacking in anything that could be called “merit.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Law professor falsely accused of rape, wins defamation case. The woman who lied is named Morgan Wright. “In his blistering ruling on Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Daniel Moreno wrote that Parisi’s former lover, Morgan Wright, had pursued an ‘untruthful narrative crusade,’ and her ‘accusations were false, and made with malice.'”

PHILIP CARL SALZMAN: A Modest Proposal for Opening Universities: Some Faculties Should Remain Closed.

In dealing with this Chinese pandemic, the U.S. and Canada have responded by distinguishing between “essential” and “nonessential” workers, businesses, and activities. Universities and colleges should draw this distinction as they consider reopening. What faculties are essential in universities? The sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer studies are essential, in that they make a major economic contribution. The faculty of medicine and nursing are essential for the wellbeing of the population. The faculty of business serves society’s practical needs, and can be considered at least quasi-essential.

But, in contrast to the previous, many faculties are not essential; they are in fact counter-productive for society. The “humanities” and “social sciences,” with their grievance advocacy “studies” programs, such as women’s studies, black studies, Latinx studies, queer studies, and the like, today function primarily to divide people and advance Marxist goals such as class conflict, socialist governance, redistribution of wealth, and so are counterproductive. So too with the radical faculties of education and social work, all relentlessly ideological, and all sending their activists under the guise of teachers and social workers. The faculty of law is inessential; we have too many lawyers already, most living well off of the misery of citizens. [You gonna leave this bit in the blockquote? — ed It’s not entirely true, but it’s not entirely false, either.]

University administrations are chock full of nonessential positions and employees. The vast multiplication of deans, associate deans, assistant deans, and assistants to the assistant deans, vice presidents, associate vice presidents, assistant vice presidents, etc. etc. should be culled vigorously. The first who should be axed are the scores or hundreds of “diversity and inclusion” officers, who have been hired to enforce “social justice” ideology, silence dissent, and serve the “special needs” of preferred categories of students and staff. Nothing is so inimical to academic life as ideological commissars with belts of enforcement tools spying on students and professors. In the U.S., Title IX officers armed with Obama and Biden dictates have systematically victimized male students, as many subsequent law court cases have shown. Show them the door, and some semblance of justice might return to campuses.

Well, they’re already furloughing administrators in Alaska, so I guess there’s a chance.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT MEN: “Police: Woman Filed False Report on Drug-Spiked Drink at UNH Frat.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO . . . Female linguist arrested for exposing undercover human assets to Iran.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): A teacher at Walkertown Middle School was arrested Friday after she was accused of sex crimes involving a student at the school, authorities said. “Carly Erin Kaczmarek, 32, of Belews Creek was charged with engaging in sex act with a student and taking indecent liberties with the student, both felonies.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO ABUSE: Explosive Leaked Confession of Domestic Abuse of Johnny Depp Turns #MeToo Upside Down.

A leaked audio conversation between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard is blowing up Hollywood. The audio reveals Heard confessing to committing physical violence against Depp. After BuzzFeed published photos of Heard with bruises and accusations of abuse against Depp, his life fell apart. Depp was implicated in the #MeToo movement and branded as a wife-abuser. He was dropped from “Pirates of the Caribbean” in 2018 and many speculate it was because of the allegations.

On Sunday, a taped conversation between Depp and Heard was posted online. In it, Heard admits to “slapping,” “hitting,” and throwing objects at him. Her biggest frustration with Depp appears to be that he tries to get away from her when she turns violent. Depp is heard saying, “There can be no physical violence,” and Heard replies, “I can’t promise I won’t get physical again.”

She’s a real piece of work, but the sisterhood will probably still back her because patriarchy.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Gemma Watts sentenced to eight years for posing as teen boy to sexually assault girls.

Jake Waton won over teenage girls on social media, swapping flirty messages and intimate pictures with them online before meeting them in person. For many of them, the 16-year-old was the first boy they dated.

But Jake Waton was actually Gemma Watts – an adult woman. The British 21-year-old posed as a teen boy to groom and sexually assault girls as young as 13, wearing baggy clothing and tucking her long hair under a hat to fool her targets and, in some cases, even their parents.

On Friday, London’s Metropolitan Police announced that Watts had been sentenced to eight years behind bars for incidents involving four girls. She pleaded guilty to seven sexual assault and grooming charges in a crime that Judge Susan Evans said caused “severe psychological harm” to victims.

“Their age, as you plainly knew, made it more likely that they would be sexually naive, enabling you to get away with your deception,” Evans said during sentencing, according to the Independent.

I feel like a 21-year-old man would have gotten a stiffer sentence.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO HAVE SEX WITH EMPLOYEES: Kentucky judge accused of courthouse threesome is suspended.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO MURDER: Mount Holyoke prof tried to kill colleague in case of unrequited love, police said.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Former Central Florida school employee faces charges, accused of lying about rape by football players.

ALMOST AS CRUEL AS MAKING HER TAKE WOMEN’S STUDIES: University retaliated against instructor by making her teach women’s studies: lawsuit.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Oklahoma cheerleading coach admits she had sex with two students. “Brandy Lynn Foreman, 29, is facing four counts of sexual battery. . . . Foreman, of Muldrow, pleaded not guilty last week. She was released after posting $20,000 bond and is set to return to court Jan. 29. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, the Sequoyah County Times reported.”

TEACH WOMEN-JUDGES NOT TO ABUSE THEIR POWER:  Sex, campaign donations and armtwisting: An NKY judge faces…

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Texas high school teacher’s aide, 51, who ‘had sex with 16-year-old student in a storage unit and parking lot’ is charged after grandmother found sexts on the boy’s phone.

A 51-year-old Texas high school teacher’s aide has be accused of having sex with a student, then 16, in various locations including a storage unit and the boy’s own home.

Tedria Fluellen, 51, a teaching assistant at Worthing High School in Houston, Texas, was charged with sexual assault of a child under 17, after being accused of having sex with an underage male teenager beginning in 2018. . . . According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the student, now 17 years old, told investigators that Fluellen had coerced him into oral sex.

Judging by the pictures, it must have been an oversized unit. And I believe the coercion part.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO. . . ‘Teacher of the Year’ Randi Chaverria allegedly gave student oral sex in classroom. Why are our public schools such cesspits of sexual exploitation and abuse?

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO HOUND PEOPLE INTO SUICIDE: Boston College student pleads not guilty in boyfriend’s texting suicide case.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO SEXUALLY EXPLOIT MINORS! (CONT’D): Married mother, 50, ‘had sex with girl, 17, while teaching her biology at church.’

HOW TO SERVE MAN:

The stories began to appear in the Soviet press in the autumn of 1921, each one more gruesome than the last. There was the woman who refused to let go of her dead husband’s body. “We won’t give him up,” she screamed when the authorities came to take it away. “We’ll eat him ourselves, he’s ours!” There was the cemetery where a gang of 12 ravenous men and women dug up the corpse of a recently deceased man and devoured his cold flesh on the spot. There was the man captured by the police after murdering his friend, chopping off his head, and selling the body at a street market to a local restaurant owner to be made into meatballs, cutlets, and hash. And then there was the desperate mother of four starving children, saved only by the death of their sister, aged 13, whom the woman cut up and fed to the family.

The stories seemed too horrific to believe. Few could imagine a hunger capable of driving people to such acts. One man went in search of the truth. Henry Wolfe, a high-school history teacher from Ohio, spent several weeks in the spring of 1922 traveling throughout Samara Province, in southeastern Russia, intent on finding physical evidence of cannibalism. In the district of Melekess, officials told him about a father who had killed and eaten his two little children. He confessed that their flesh had “tasted sweeter than pork.” Wolfe kept on searching, and eventually found the proof he had been looking for.

At first glance, it appears to be an unremarkable photograph of six individuals in winter dress: two women and four men, their expressions blank, betraying no particular emotion. But then our eyes catch sight of the grisly objects laid out across a wooden plank resting unevenly atop a pair of crates. There are two female heads, part of a rib cage, a hand, and what appears to be the skull of a small child. The adult heads have been cracked open, and the skulls pulled back. Along with human flesh, cannibals had feasted upon the brains of their victims.

Wolfe stands second from the right, surrounded by Russian interpreters and Soviet officials. There’s a faint look of satisfaction on his face at having accomplished his goal. Here, at last, was the incontrovertible proof he had set out to find.

Read the whole thing, which describes very bad luck, indeed.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO . . . WHATEVER THE HELL THIS IS: North Carolina assisted living facility workers accused of running dementia resident fight club. “The women were accused in court documents of watching, filming and even encouraging a fight between a 70-year-old woman and a 73-year-old woman at the Danby House assisted living and memory-care facility in Winston-Salem, Fox 8 High Point and other local media reported. Marilyn Latish McKey, 32, Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20, and Taneshia Deshawn Jordan, 26, were each charged with assaulting disabled persons, according to the reports.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE! (CONT’D): She Accused Him Of Rape. She Then Sent Herself Threatening Messages To Frame Him.

BLUE ON BLUE: ‘You need to ask first’: Iowa teacher blasts Biden for grabbing her hands when she asked him a question.

Flashback: Biden Reaps the #MeToo Whirlwind: ‘It’s never, never, never, never, never OK to touch her without her consent,’ he told college men in 2011.

While speaking to students at the University of New Hampshire in 2011, then-Vice President Joe Biden told men in the audience that “no matter what a girl does, no matter how she’s dressed, no matter how much she’s had to drink—it’s never, never, never, never, never OK to touch her without her consent.”

One of Mr. Biden’s signature issues during the Obama administration was fighting an alleged epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. He promoted the debunked claim that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted as undergraduates—the result of surveys using an impossibly broad definition of sexual assault that encompassed any conduct that, knowingly or not, made someone uncomfortable.

The Obama administration issued guidelines to campuses in 2011 to combat the alleged crisis. Mr. Biden headlined the announcement. The guidance traduced due-process rights for students accused of sexual assault and threatened colleges and universities with federal investigations and potential funding reductions if they did not find more accused students and professors guilty.

Now those impossible standards are being applied to their proponents. Since last Friday, several women have accused Mr. Biden of making them uncomfortable during his interactions with them. One accuser, Caitlyn Caruso, told the New York Times that during an event about sexual assault at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Mr. Biden put his hand on her thigh and didn’t remove it even when she showed discomfort by shifting in her seat. She also said he hugged her “just a little bit too long.” . . .

When accused himself, Mr. Biden naturally fell back on all the arguments that are often dismissed when made by college men. He said it was never his “intention” to make women uncomfortable. He also acknowledged that “social norms have begun to change” without acknowledging that he helped lead the change—and hasn’t lived up to the standards he sought to impose on others.

The standards are stupid, but you know what Alinsky said about rulebooks.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO FACILITATE RAPE: How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein. “Jeffrey is no longer here, and the women that helped him are. . . . They definitely need to be held accountable for helping him, helping themselves, helping one another carry on this huge — almost like — system.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO PRODUCE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY! Ex-cheer coach admits producing child porn of 8-month-old boy, records say.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO . . . OH, HELL, THIS IS JUST TOO SAD: A former West Virginia teacher and 2 aides were arrested after alleged abuse was caught on secret recordings.

#METOO DECIDES IT’S PLACIDO DOMINGO’S TURN IN THE STAR CHAMBER. “Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment,” AP reports, in an article that looks like it’s been some time in preparation, given the mid-July date on the photo caption of one of his accusers, in a shot that AP very likely took to accompany the story. While Domingo’s photos are melodramatically composed and arranged to make him look as sinister (and at 78, as pasty and old) as possible, his accuser coolly stares down the camera. And it’s accompanied by the now-standard boilerplate:

The AP also spoke to almost three dozen other singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, members of backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator who said they witnessed inappropriate sexually tinged behavior by Domingo and that he pursued younger women with impunity.

Domingo did not respond to detailed questions from the AP about specific incidents, but issued a statement saying: “The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate.

“Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable — no matter how long ago and despite my best intentions. I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual. People who know me or who have worked with me know that I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone.

“However, I recognize that the rules and standards by which we are — and should be — measured against today are very different than they were in the past. I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than 50-year career in opera and will hold myself to the highest standards.”

Over the past couple of years, I’ve written several times about the ongoing “Great Purge of 20th Century Mass Culture.” As the airbrushing of James Levine of the Metropolitan Opera, and the lack of attention to what would have been the 100th birthday of J.D. Salinger due to his “The Posthumous #MeToo-ing” illustrate, the higher arts and their practitioners won’t be immune to their own purges as well.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Katy Perry Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By ‘Teenage Dream’ Video Co-Star: ‘The Most Assaulting Job’ Ever. ““Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed I felt? I just say this now because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.”

I’m so old, I can remember when Katy Perry was standing up for #MeToo. Now she’s become just another perp. That DJ lost his job for (allegedly) groping her ass. What will happen to Katy for (allegedly) pulling down a teenager’s pants to expose his penis to a group of her followers?

UPDATE: Oops, I confused Taylor Swift with Katy Perry on the DJ thing. Then again, who hasn’t mixed them up?

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Returning to Israel, teens vow to sue British tourist who falsely accused them of rape.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Taxi driver framed for rape now scared to carry females.

A taxi driver falsely accused of rape by a passenger has told a court that he is now afraid to pick up female fares, as the judge in the case warned a woman she faces jail over the allegations.

Laura Hood, 27, maintained for more than two-and-a-half years she had been attacked by taxi driver Haroon Yousaf, but last week finally admitted that the incident did not take place.

But she continued to deny the allegation against her and said she was innocent because she had not knowingly lied, and instead had a false belief of “something so clear in my head”.

#BelieveAllWomen.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Arizona Teacher Pleads Guilty To Molesting 6th-Grade Boy.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): I’m a woman. I was raped by a woman. And I know what you’re thinking.

TOXIC FEMININITY: Feminist Teacher Tells Boys That Women Will ‘Cut Off Your Dicks’ Once They Take Over.

Well, that should incentivize the boys to make sure that never happens.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Cases of sex abuse by women rocket as boys begin to come forward and report them. Okay, this is a year old, but it’s not like things have improved in that department.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Female educators caught having sex with students more frequently, experts say.

Some have downplayed or even laughed off the seriousness of female educators having sex with teenage students, playing into the trope of hormone-driven boys lusting after the women at the front of the class.

But many prosecutors and people who work with the abused say female teachers having sex with male students are doing just as much harm as their male counterparts who prey on girls.

But note the double standard on punishment:

In Stark County, Eichler pleaded guilty last year to three felony counts of sexual battery.

Prosecutors asked a judge to sentence her to four years in prison, but the judge thought Eichler — who surrendered her teaching license and will forever have to register with authorities as a sex offender — had largely suffered enough.

He sentenced her to 30 days in jail and another 30 days in what Stark County calls “half-jail,” a sort of day detention room for adults.

One doubts a male teacher would have gotten the same consideration.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Woman’s False Rape Claim Led To Man’s Death.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition.’

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO DO ANY OF THAT: She Didn’t Get An ‘A’ So She Accused Professor Of Sexual Harassment. Then She Held Ex At Knifepoint To Destroy Evidence.

WELL BLESS HER HEART: Alyssa Milano So Frustrated by Failed #SexStrike She Shatters Her Phone. “The campaign has been widely derided on both the left and right. Conservatives have mockingly applauded Milano for promoting the pro-life teaching of ‘abstinence first,’ even as some have expressed pity for her husband. Meanwhile, feminists – including a woman who suggested she’d divorced her husband for being a supporter of President Donald Trump – criticized the #SexStrike as a setback to women’s sexual liberation. LGBT activists complained that they had been excluded.”

The last line is the funniest.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Former teacher charged for sexual encounter with teen in Seneca Falls.

“Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey M. Halstead is charged with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.”

THE STUDENTS ARE IGNORANT AND VICIOUS, THE ADMINISTRATION SPINELESS AND INCOMPETENT: The Damage That Harvard Has Done: The institution removed Ronald Sullivan as faculty dean after students criticized his decision to help mount Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense.

Defense attorneys often arouse what John Adams called a “clamor of popular suspicions and prejudices” when representing reviled clients. Just last week, the attorney Christopher Darden stopped representing a California man charged with killing the rapper Nipsey Hussle because people were so upset with his choice of client that they demanded to know his fee and threatened the safety of his children.

The vital work of criminal defense has managed to endure in spite of such attacks, thanks to a core of sober-minded citizens in each generation who know better than to pile on. They understand that to defend an accused criminal is not to defend his or her alleged crime—and that conflating the two by imposing social sanctions on attorneys would make criminal trials more like popularity contests.

Educational institutions ought to teach young adults this justice-enhancing logic. Harvard is now teaching its undergraduates how to undermine it.

Its shameful capitulation to popular passions began earlier this year when Ronald Sullivan, an African American law professor and faculty dean with a long history of freeing marginalized innocents from prison, announced that he would be working as a defense attorney for the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. “Many students expressed dismay, saying that his decision to represent a person accused of abusing women disqualified Mr. Sullivan from serving in a role of support and mentorship to students,” The New York Times reported.

Sullivan was verbally abused, and the residence where his family lives was vandalized with graffiti. A survivor of sexual assault whom Sullivan helped in the past spoke out to The Boston Globe in his defense, as did many of his colleagues at Harvard Law when I contacted them for an article I wrote on the matter. . . .

That’s what happened on Saturday: A Harvard administrator announced that Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, would not continue as faculty deans.

The reasons offered were vague and euphemistic.

“Over the last few weeks, students and staff have continued to communicate concerns about the climate in Winthrop House,” wrote Rakesh Khurana, dean of Harvard College. “The concerns expressed have been serious and numerous. The actions that have been taken to improve the climate have been ineffective, and the noticeable lack of faculty dean presence during critical moments has further deteriorated the climate in the House. I have concluded that the situation in the House is untenable.”

Sullivan remains a law professor.

It’s just perfect that his wife is booted, too — in the name of protecting women.

Rakesh Khurana should resign in disgrace. I hope that the American Bar Association will publicly denounce Harvard for this action.

Alternatively, if we see popular crusades against lawyers who represent leftist defendants, well, good luck with that.

Related:

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO… DO… THAT: ‘Snarling’ Burger King customer allegedly hid 7 syringes in vagina.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: An elderly man is dead after a young woman makes false accusation of sexual assault against him.

WILLIAM MURCHISON: Joe Biden: Soul Man. “The former senator and veep thinks Trump-era America needs some moral straightening out.”

The second problem with the “soul” stuff is easily more important. It is the assertion that politics fundamentally shapes our souls. The truth is, our souls shape our politics, maybe more so than Aristotle anticipated in an era unblessed with talk shows and the internet. In any kind of democracy, the majority tends, over the long if not the short term, to get the kind of government it wants. That could be one of honorable men and women acting—to speak broadly, as you have to in politics—with honorable intentions for the sensible cure of public problems. On the other hand, you might get a coterie of mush-brained incompetents. You open yourself, in theory, to government by a gang of rascals and crooks and thoroughgoing immoralists.

You do the best you can. But everything depends on premises. With the right premises, the voters win; with the wrong ones, they lose. No politician can render it otherwise, not even Biden.

So what are premises? They are moral understandings—what else? It’s what’s stuffed in human heads and hearts at various levels of pre-political life. By preachers and priests. By good parents and grandparents. By good teachers and the authors of good books. I can’t refrain from mentioning, for that matter, a technicolor world that faded some time ago to sepia: the entertainment industry and its semi-commendable premises of wisdom and good taste.

From hereabouts come the ideals, the ideas, the assumptions that the voter carries to the polls. They guide the hands that shade in the ovals that register our choices on election day; they do so more tellingly, more lastingly, than all the solemn rants that pass for political wisdom on the talk shows.

Biden, the Moses who would straighten us all out if you take him at his word, has in mind a miracle nearly as large as the parting of the Red Sea.

And on a more practical level, I’m not sure the country wants to hear an 18-month-long lecture on morality from a guy who made his son filthy rich playing footsie with Moscow and Beijing.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO DO ANY OF THAT: Ex-teacher accused of sexting 2 students, having sex with 1 in Madison County.

YOUR DAILY TREACHER: Nobody Knows the Hood Like Joe Biden.

You might think Joe Biden is a racist, just because he has a long history of saying racist things and even voted to posthumously restore Robert E. Lee’s American citizenship. You might think his words and actions indicate who he really is. You couldn’t be more wrong. As it turns out, Joe Biden is down with the hood. And not the Klan hood!

Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden Wednesday bragged about time he spent in the “hood,” a place where he said he found “women of color” he helped train to do computer coding…

“Through a program we had through community colleges [in Detroit], we can teach people how to code,” Biden said. “We went out, literally into the hood, and they found, turns out, 54 [people], they happened to be all women, the vast majority were women of color, no more than a high school degree, aged 25-54, and a third of them only had GEDs.”

At Hot Air, Allahpundit adds:

Here’s a fun one that I hadn’t heard before from all the way back in 1975, though, retrieved from the mists of time by the Examiner:

“I still walk down the street in the black side of town,” he told the Washington Post in 1975. “Mousey and Chops and all the boys at 13th, and — I can walk in those pool halls, and quite frankly don’t know another white man involved in Delaware politics who can do that kind of thing.”

Some intrepid reporter in Delaware should try to track down “Mousey” and “Chops” and “the boys at 13th” and see how they’re feeling about a President Biden. Who knows? Maybe they’ll stumble across T-Bone in the process.

Don’t miss the forest for the trees in Biden’s story, though. The chatterati is snickering over his use of the term “the hood” but the story he’s telling is about not taking the abilities of blue-collar people in the Rust Belt, black or white, for granted. They went to work, learned to code, and helped bring Detroit back to life.

Forget Joe’s experiences “in the hood,” I’m so old, I remember when saying “learn to code” was an instant banning on Twitter.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE (CONT’D): Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes: Women prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates. “I would only add to this thesis that perhaps the lack of attention to female sex crimes also stems from the fact that it does not neatly fit the popular narrative of women as an oppressed class.”

TEACH WOMEN TO NOT TEST DRIVE THEIR DAUGHTERS’ BOYFRIENDS:  Mom allegedly had sex with both her daughters’ boyfriends.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT INFIDELITY: Bare-faced cheat: Women ‘better at hiding infidelity.’

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO COMMIT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Police: Woman asked husband if she was pretty, assaulted him when he didn’t reply.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO, UH, WHATEVER THE HELL THIS IS: Ohio Woman with Alleged History of Dog Sex Is Now Accused of Robbing a Bank. “In a legal knot of canine proportions, a woman currently on probation for bestiality was charged with bank robbery on Monday in Ohio. According to local NBC affiliate WFMJ, 35-year-old Amber Finney was indicted by Trumbull County Grand Jury after allegedly knocking over a Chase Bank back in February.”

YOU WILL UNDERGO RACIAL SENSITIVITY TRAINING: When I was a child, teachers used to punish the whole class when they couldn’t identify an actual wrongdoer. It didn’t make us resolve to do better. Instead, it greatly annoyed us.

It will likely do the same to the tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff members who are going to be forced to undergo racial sensitivity training by the University of Tennessee. They, rather than the individuals in the tasteless photo on Instagram that triggered this response, are being punished. As Hans Bader points out in Liberty Unyielding, mass training like this costs millions of dollars in lost work and study time. But it’s worth it because … no wait … I can’t think why it would be worth it.

Bader has a lot more to say, including on some of the legal aspects of the situation. Read his whole post.

The aspect that bothers me is how counterproductive such training may be. Instead of increasing racial harmony, it may diminish it. As Rohini Anand and Mary-Frances Winters noted in a 2008 article in the Academy of Management Learning & Education: “Many interpreted the key learning point [from their diversity training] as having to walk on egg shells around women and minorities—choosing words carefully so as not to offend.” I’ve talked to many people who have undergone such training in recent years and drawn a similar conclusion.

People don’t like walking on eggshells. They will avoid contact with those who make them feel that way. It’s the precise opposite of what we want.

Why do employers and schools nevertheless insist on such training? As Bader points out, they may feel they reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit against them. Another interesting question is: Why do diversity advocates insist on it? Why not instead promote activities like sports and group projects that promote integration rather than convince students that race really does matter? Why not ask schools to promote integration by doing away with separate dormitories for racial groups and other kinds of campus separatism? My fear is that the answer is while diversity training may have started out as an effort to help achieve something worthwhile it has become simply a big business.

As Eric Hoffer famously said, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RACKETEER VIA SEX SLAVERY: ‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Pleads Guilty to Racketeering in Sex Slave Cult Case.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO MASTURBATE IN PUBLIC: Sarah Hinkson’s hand was allegedly still down her trousers when she was arrested.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? FOURTEEN YEAR OLD BOYS ARE NOT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS.  TEACH WOMEN NOT TO TREAT MALES AS OBJECTS:  Woman had sex with teen while boyfriend was in jail to counter depression: cops.

 

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO… DO THAT: Preschool Teacher Punished Kids By Making Them Stand Naked In A Closet.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’): Ga. High School Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student in Out-of-School Tutoring Sessions. “She faces a felony charge of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO HAVE SEX WHILE THEIR KIDS ARE DYING IN A HOT CAR: Ex-cop admits she was having sex while 3-year-old daughter was dying in hot car. “Cheyenne Hyer died Sept. 30, 2016, after her mother left her strapped in a car seat for four hours while Barker was with her then-supervisor at his home. The car was running with the air conditioner turned on, but wasn’t blowing cold air.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Boy killed himself after teacher sexually abused him in classroom ‘reading area.’

PEGGY NOONAN: Kids, Don’t Become Success Robots: Tennessee Tech is an amazing school, and nobody breaks the law to get admitted.

I’ll tell you where I saw success robots. I go to schools a lot, have taught at universities and seen a ton of great kids and professors who’ve really sacrificed themselves to teach. A few years ago I worked for a few months at an Ivy League school. I expected a lot of questions about politics, history and literature. But that is not what the students were really interested in. What they were interested in—it was almost my first question, and it never abated—was networking. They wanted to know how you network. At first I was surprised: “I don’t know, that wasn’t on my mind, I think it all comes down to the work.” Then I’d ask: “Why don’t you just make friends instead?” By the end I was saying, “It’s a mistake to see people as commodities, as things you can use! Concentrate on the work!” They’d get impatient. They knew there was a secret to getting ahead, that it was networking, and that I was cruelly withholding successful strategies. . . .

Here is a school that is an antidote to that. Three years ago I went to a smallish school that enrolls mostly students who are the first in their families to go to college. It was Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. A lot of the kids are local, a racial and ethnic mix, immigrants and children of immigrants. They were so mature—gracious, welcoming, quick with smart questions on presidents and policy. At a reception I complimented a young woman on her pretty cocktail dress. She smiled and said, “I got it from the clothes closet.” I shook my head. The Clothes Closet, she explained, is where students go to get something to wear to a job interview or an event like this one. People contribute what they’ve got, the students can always put something nice together. In time they contribute clothes too.

Cheryl Montgomery, the college’s director of development, laughed when I called her about it this week and told me that the closet, which had literally been a closet, is now in an office renovated to function as one. “We’ve got everything,” she said. “Men’s suits, women’s professional suits and dresses, ties, belts, shoes. We don’t want a student to worry, ‘Am I dressed appropriately?’ ” Interviews are hard enough. A lot of students don’t have anyone in their lives to help them. “Last Friday a gentleman who’s a quite spiffy dresser came to see me, a very successful businessman, and he donated four sport coats, a trove of men’s dress slacks and very nice button-down shirts, all in style.” When a cash donation comes in, it goes toward clothes for the unusually large and the unusually small.

I came away from Tennessee Tech thinking what I always think when I see such schools: We’re going to be OK.

Well, but — by design — that’s not where our leadership class comes from. We’d be better of if it did, instead of from the Ivy League.

UPDATE: Second link was bad before. Fixed now. Sorry!

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): School nurse allegedly performed oral sex on several students.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Former high school athletic trainer admits to sex with one student, oral sex with another. “An athletic trainer who was working at Massac County High School pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against two students. In her plea agreement, Felicia Williams-Watson agreed to serve four years of probation.”

I doubt a man would have gotten off with probation.

BEING A LOYAL DEMOCRAT MEANS THE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A SOFT LANDING: Megan Barry, Who Had Adulterous Affair With Subordinate on Taxpayers’ Dime, Lands Job Teaching Women About Political Tribulations at Fisk University.

WE REALLY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO TEACH WOMEN NOT TO DO THIS: Teacher Brittany Zamora had sex with boy in classroom while other student watched.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT SEX AND COMMIT MURDER: Teen sentenced after luring man for sex and fatally wounding him during robbery. “Tyjanae Allen, 18 at the time, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder in the November 2017 death of Julio Cesar-Ortega, 29. . . . Cesar-Ortega had driven to the police station, bleeding profusely from his arm. He bled to death in his car, in the parking lot outside the station. Wells, the prosecutor, said the stab wound hit an artery in Cesar-Ortega’s arm. At the time, Cesar-Ortega worked at a car wash and had a wife and a 10-year-old daughter.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Bellevue woman gets probation after conviction for sexual contact with teenage foster son. I very much doubt a man would get probation for similar behavior.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Campus Rape Culture That Never Was.

The discussion of sexual violence on campus takes place within a hegemonic feminist ideology that monopolizes academic and policy discourse in Western societies. There is no alternative discourse at the present time, no non-feminist model of society to which to refer. What little criticism of feminist ideology exists rests not on a masculinist ideology, which does not exist, or an egalitarian ideology, which has virtually no support, but solely on empirical grounds, and there are few taking that stand against feminism.

Feminist professors have made “rape culture” and “toxic masculinity” central pillars of their teaching and “research.” Feminist researchers tend to be highly tendentious, their work proving the feminist truths that they began with. Feminist academics are not empirically inclined; they are not trying to discover unknown aspects of life. Rather, they engage in research to confirm and promote feminist truth. They are first and foremost advocates of females and their work aims to advance the position of females at the expense of males.

Who benefits from the campus rape hysteria? Third wave feminism faced a decline in support due to success in reaching feminist political, educational, and employment goals. Young women benefitting from access to the wider society and not feeling restricted did not see the need for feminist militancy. Faced with the loss of group solidarity, what could feminists do? The answer is as old as politics: find a threatening enemy to scare members back into the fold.

Yeah pretty much.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO SEXUALLY EXPLOIT THE SICK AND DYING: Female doctor, 37, loses her license for affair with ’emaciated’ male cancer patient after swapping numbers a day after his devastating diagnosis and having sex with him in his hospital bed. Making it worse is that after a while she dumped him for a colleague — and cut him off as a patient.

UPDATE: From the comments: “Haven’t we had enough of ‘girls will be girls’? Women, raise better daughters. ~A non-existent Gillette ad campaign.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Former Cuyahoga Falls High School counselor sentenced to prison for sex with student. “Easter said the student, who is now 20, was 17 and Sparrow was more than double his age — 35 — when they had a sexual relationship. She said Sparrow was aware of the student’s age, problems at home, and ‘fragile mental state,’ which made him more vulnerable.”

THE RISE OF THE UNCHIVALROUS CHRISTIAN. “From the very beginning chivalry’s teaching on men and women was a parody of Christianity.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE (CONT’D): Man walks free from Hong Kong court after daughter admits making up rape allegations against him.. “The 15-year-old told the High Court she had lied out of anger over the father’s favouritism towards her brother, going as far as faking medical evidence. The man had spent 15 months in jail.”

She sounds like a right little sociopath. I can’t imagine why the father preferred her brother.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Texas corrections officer accused of having sex with multiple inmates. “More charges were filed Thursday against Sinead Nichole Hagan, 27, for improper sexual activity with a person in custody at Hopkins County Jail, radio station KSST reported. The X-rated video surfaced as Texas Rangers investigated Hagan for her relationship with another inmate.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: She Accused Him Of Rape. Text Messages Proved It Was A Lie.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO… DO THAT: He Thought His Wine Had Gone Bad. It Was Much More Sinister. “Long Island man Matthew Burke thought a bottle of wine had gone bad when he took a sip and spat it out, prosecutors say. But the next day, his 4-year-old son told a babysitter: ‘Mommy put something in Daddy’s drink’. Prosecutors say his estranged wife, Renee Burke, broke into his apartment on at least three occasions and put antifreeze in bottles of wine and soda.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Northridge Teacher gets 2 years for sexual relationship with student. “A former Northridge teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison after she had a sexual relationship with a former student. Kristen D. Grow, 39, of 5184 Pleasant Valley Road, Newark, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony in Licking County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning. . . . Grow was the fifth school employee Licking County has prosecuted for similar crimes, Sawyers said.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): 2018 Sex Scandal Teacher Starting Lineup.

In 300 B.C., Aristotle famously said, “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” In 1933, Albert Einstein said, “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” And in 2018, 53-year-old teacher Deborah Lowe said to her 15-year-old student, “Who else can I be a slut with?”

Who else, indeed? That time is upon us once again. When we look back at the year just past in Sex Scandal Teachers, a tradition truly unlike any other.

As far as I can tell, the first Sex Scandal Teacher Starting Lineup was back in 2009. Like I’ve mentioned before, I thought to myself, “Gee, there’s been a lot of crazy teachers sleeping with their students lately,” and just to put a sports spin on it, organized them into a batting order. I figured it would be a one-off thing. Because surely there couldn’t be an endless supply of these stories, like the sex-crazed educator version of the unlimited, refillable fountain drink. But how wrong I was. A day or two later, a Stoolie emailed me one I’d missed. Then came another. And another. So I made Grading the Newest Sex Scandal Teacher into a regular feature, with a lineup at the end of the year.

And there’s never a shortage of material.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Woman jailed for six years for forcing little girl to perform a sex act on her.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO DO THAT: Special-ed teacher arrested for throwing New Year’s Eve party and letting kids drink alcohol and smoke pot.

HMM: Iranian mullahs’ lock on power is now shakier than ever.

Today, unpaid factory workers, teachers, farmers and truck drivers are some of the most organized and motivated anti-regime forces. The southwestern city of Ahvaz experienced anti-regime labor protests last month. Truck drivers were also on nationwide strikes for much of 2018, blocking major roadways and access to gas stations over low pay and rising tolls.

Farmers in Isfahan, in central Iran, have turned their backs against regime clerics during Friday prayers and chanted: “Our back to the enemy, our faces to our nation.” Another favorite slogan: “They say our enemy is America, when the real enemy is right here” — meaning the mullahs. Meanwhile, many Iranian women have been shedding the compulsory hijab in public, a gesture that was unthinkable even two years ago.

You can thank American frackers and Trump’s reimposition of sanctions — both bitterly opposed by many Democrats — for the mullahs’ increasingly difficult situation.

ASHE SCHOW: Mizzou Official Claims Tall Men Asking Out Short Women Could Constitute Sexual Misconduct.

When a Mizzou official was questioned regarding a case where a black male Ph.D. candidate at the school asked out a white female fitness trainer, she bizarrely suggested that the fact that the male student was larger than the female student gave him “power over her” and violated school policy.

The Daily Wire previously reported on the case in July. The male student, who the Daily Wire will refer to as John Doe, asked out the female fitness instructor, who will be identified as Jane Roe. She said she was busy but discussed with him possibly going out later that month. Two days later, she told him to “stop making romantic advances toward her,” according to John’s lawsuit against Mizzou. Despite not wanting to date him, Jane asked John to keep taking her dance classes.

John did this, and later asked Jane to recommend some YouTube videos to help him improve his dancing. She suggested private lessons but told him she didn’t teach privately. She then, according to John’s lawsuit, avoided him for the next week.

On Oct. 14, 2016, John wrote Jane a three-page letter “apologizing for being awkward around her, expressing sincere feelings for her, and asking [her] what if anything she wanted from Plaintiff,” his lawsuit said.

More groveling, apparently.

CONFESSIONS OF A ‘SOULLESS TROGLODYTE’: How My Brooklyn Literary Friendships Fell Apart in the Age of Trump.

Over time, I seized on Jamie’s stories to help explain the chasm between the giant Jamie I idolized in Brooklyn and the shrunken Jamie who stood before me. There was a political undercurrent: The idea of Jamie as a victim of not just the circumstances of his own household, but also systemic racism more generally, seemed very much in keeping with America’s history of persecuting black boys and men.

“Forget them,” I said, referring to the members of Jamie’s unsupportive workshop. “Let’s start our own.” My futile MFA attempt behind me, I imagined the two of us engaging with the books we loved back in our childhood, in an environment free of social friction. Rather than nibble at the edges of style or craft, we could interrogate the moral choices made by enduring characters in history’s great novels: Why was it wrong to kill old women in Crime and Punishment? Who was this Gatz before he became Gatsby, and what was it that really motivated him? Together, we could trace the contours of the divine in Isaac Bashevis Singer and Flannery O’Connor, or the specter of war in John Cheever and Walker Percy; we could expose madness in Chekhov’s placid stories and Santiago’s courage in The Old Man and the Sea. A hopelessly old-fashioned reader, I wanted us to revisit Hamlet, the saddest moral clown of them all, as well as Chaucer’s lustful pranksters, no less juvenile than Jamie and I once had been on Brooklyn’s streets.

“Let’s start with Lolita,” I said.

But Jamie said that Lolita bored him after the first few sentences, so he stopped reading: “Maybe it was a bad translation.”

It brought me no joy to have to tell him that while Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian émigré who wrote his first nine novels in his native tongue, the later Nabokov of Lolita fame was one of the great prose stylists of the English language. What followed was a contentious exchange in which it became clear that Jamie has never read or finished many of the great books that I held dear. When I asked, in all sincerity, how he could teach writing to college students, he shot back by rejecting my beloved texts as artifacts of white, male European hegemony.

It wasn’t long before tirades against the Western canon—against my use of terms such as “Shakespearean” or “Dickensian” in reference to Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston—spilled over onto Facebook pages, where they turned personal, especially after I critiqued Ta-Nehisi Coates’ politics of nihilism and doom.

“I take offence to that as a man of colour,” Jamie wrote in response.

Identity politics are destroying the left’s ability to reason. Long but well worth a read.

(Via Maggie’s Farm.)

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (FEMALE RAPE-CULTURE EDITION): Teacher who had sex with student should get off easy because he wanted it: lawyers.

Peterson, who previously taught at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, pleaded guilty in October to lewd and lascivious battery sex act with a child and electronic transmission of material harmful to minors, admitting that she had sex with an eighth-grader in her car and gave him oral sex in her home and in a barn behind his home between November 2017 and last January, court documents show.

Peterson could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if convicted of both felonies at trial, but she now faces between five and 10 years behind bars when she’s sentenced Wednesday at a courthouse in DeLand.

As part of that plea deal, Peterson’s attorneys will be allowed to seek a lesser sentence for the disgraced former teacher, and one of the reasons they cited is that the teen victim was a “willing participant” in the sexual assaults, during which he was legally unable to provide consent under state law.

But at least one law professor contacted by the newspaper disagreed with that strategy, since the legal age of consent in the Sunshine State is 18.

“The child is below the age of legal consent for sexual activity with an adult, so the fact that they were a willing participant, in my mind, is actually an escalator,” Stetson College of Law Professor Charlie Rose told the newspaper. “It’s an indication that perhaps the child was manipulated into engaging in sexual activity. It does not make the crime less culpable.”

To be honest, I think 18 is a bit high as the age of consent, but no male teacher would get less time with a “Your Honor, she wanted it!” argument regarding an eighth grader, and sauce for the goose. . .

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): 3 Students Warned Principal About Ariz. Teacher Before She Allegedly Had Sex with Sixth-Grade Boy.

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Newly released text messages show how married sixth-grade teacher, 27, lured her student into midnight sexual romps. “According to police, Zamora had sex with the student on at least four occasions, from about February 1 to March 8 – including performing oral sex on him in a classroom and in her car. . . . After one of their trysts, the boy sent Zamora a text saying he wanted to have sex with her again. This was her response: ‘I know baby! I want you every day with no time limit…If I could quit my job and (have sex with) you all day long, I would.'”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO SEXT MINORS: Former Miss Kentucky charged with sending naked selfies to underage student. “It is claimed Bearse, a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, sent a 15-year-old boy at least four topless photos. In interviews from her pageant days she said she always wanted to be an elementary school teacher.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Woman arrested ‘after sitting on man’s face when he refused to perform sex act.’ “It is said a naked Parrino chased down the man in the house before finally cornering him. Police allege she then pushed him to the ground, sat on top of him, and shoved her private area in to his face, demanding he perform a sex act on her.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Ex-Special Ed Teacher Faces 5 Years for Sexually Assaulting Students. “Laura Calladio Ramos, 32, of Milford, pleaded no contest on Monday to two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of violating a protective order before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin, who said he intends to sentence her to a maximum of five years in prison in late January. She could have faced up to 25 years if convicted on those charges during a trial.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Cops: Woman Battered Man Over Rejection. “Phelps’s arrest was the second time in 14 months that she was busted for allegedly battering a man who did not want to have sex with her, records show.”

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Woman, 50, facing jail after having sex with teenage foster son in her care.

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race: DeSantis owes his win to unexpected support from minority women.

Believe it or not, Republican Ron DeSantis owes his victory in the Florida gubernatorial election to about 100,000 African-American women who unexpectedly chose him over the black Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum.

Of the roughly 650,000 black women who voted in Florida, 18% chose Mr. DeSantis, according to CNN’s exit poll of 3,108 voters. This exceeded their support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott (9%), Mr. DeSantis’s performance among black men (8%) and the GOP’s national average among black women (7%).

To be sure, 18% of the black female vote in Florida is equal to less than 2% of the total electorate. But in an election decided by fewer than 40,000 votes, these 100,000 black women proved decisive. Their apparent ticket splitting helps to explain why the Florida governor’s race wasn’t as close as the Florida Senate race, though Mr. Gillum was widely expected to carry Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson to victory on his coattails.

What explains Mr. DeSantis’ surprising support from African-American women? Two words: school choice.

More than 100,000 low-income students in Florida participate in the Step Up For Students program, which grants tax-credit funded scholarships to attend private schools. Even more students are currently enrolled in the state’s 650 charter schools.

Most Step Up students are minorities whose mothers are registered Democrats. Yet many of these “school-choice moms” vote for gubernatorial candidates committed to protecting their ability to choose where their child goes to school.

Four years ago, Gov. Scott narrowly won re-election thanks to a spike in support from school-choice moms. In 2016 more than 10,000 scholarship recipients joined Martin Luther King III in Tallahassee to protest a lawsuit filed by the teachers union in America’s largest-ever school choice rally.

Regrettably, Mr. Gillum’s campaign chose to ignore signs that many minority voters view school choice as ‘’the civil rights issue of our time,” to quote Condoleezza Rice.

I don’t regret it all that much.

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, 2018 EDITION (UPDATED and moved to front): It’s kinda weird the way the intersectional left demands that we all ignore the reality in front of us in the service of ideological ends. So, for example, teenage girls shouldn’t object to having a boy with gender dysphoria who has male genitals naked in the locker room with them, because they should understand that despite the reality in front of them, he is “really” a girl. Similarly, Linda Sarsour, who is fair-skinned (and an Arab-American, a group that has always been “white” in American racial parlance, even if much darker-skinned), feels entitled to lecture to her “white sisters” as a “woman of color”. Apparently wearing a hijab magically turns a white women into a “woman of color,” because intersectional politics demands it. Meanwhile, my much darker-hued Iraqi-Jewish relatives are white oppressors. You can’t make this make this stuff up.

UPDATE: RELATED: Male Gym Teacher Punished For Refusing To Oversee Middle School Girl Get Undressed In Boys’ Locker Room

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE! (CONT’D): How a selfie saved a Texas man from 99 years in prison.

She said he broke into her home in Temple.

She said he sliced an “X” into her chest with a box cutter.

She said it happened on Sept. 20, 2017 around 7:20 p.m.

She was his high school girlfriend. The two dated several years earlier, but he couldn’t remember the last time the two had contact.

Now Precopia was facing a felony charge: burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit other crimes.

“I had no idea why everything was happening, and I was lost,” he said.

Precopia was taken to the Williamson County Jail, where his parents posted a $150,000 bond. Then they began fighting to prove his innocence. . . .

On the night of the alleged attack, he was with his mother, Erin, at a Northwest Austin hotel about 65 miles from the accuser’s home.

“I’m thinking, ‘this is awesome. By the grace of God, she said it happened on the day when I can say totally, 100 percent, where he was at,” Erin Precopia said.

There were sworn affidavits from several people who were with him that evening.

There were pictures to prove it, and they were posted on Facebook. Timestamped. Geo-located.

An alibi.

“Most of the time, we deal with gray matters,” attorney Rick Flores said. “It’s not normally black or white. But this is one of those cases where I could definitely prove he did not commit this offense.” . . .

Precopia’s accuser told police that the two had a troubled relationship when they dated in high school several years ago, and she cited that as a reason she reported that he assaulted her.

How many men, in the absence of such fortuitous evidence, are doing jail time for equally false charges?