04/14/2014 Jonathan Taylor

Lulu Chang: vigilante journalist and bureaucrat from Dartmouth College

According to her public LinkedIn profile, Lulu Chang is an editorial intern at publications like Bustle, The National Memo, an opinions editor at The Dartmouth, Inc. (a Dartmouth student newspaper), and a member of Dartmouth’s Student and Presidential Committee Against Sexual Assault.

She also has a due-process-be-damned mentality concerning the wrongly accused on campus.

Would you be surprised to learn that she took numerous Gender Studies classes at Dartmouth? And would you further be surprised to learn that Huffington Post College published an article of hers in which she demonstrates an extreme antipathy to the notions of due process? Let’s review her article. She begins:

On Thursday, former Dartmouth student Parker Gilbert was cleared of all seven charges of rape leveled against him by a fellow student. I was at work when I heard the news, and I cried.

Why did Ms. Chang cry? Is it because she absolutely knew for a fact that Gilbert was guilty and was sad to see him “let off the hook”?

I mean, it’s not like she automatically assumed he was guilty based on nothing more than an accusation…right? Because if so, that wouldn’t look too good. Aren’t journalists supposed to have at least some sense of…you know…impartiality? Maybe not total impartiality, but at least a respect of the facts and the fact-finding process?

And let’s clarify that acquittal: a jury of six men and six women unanimously found the accused not guilty. Let’s also bear in mind that Lulu Chang is more than happy to publish the name of the man who was accused, but can’t bring herself to name the person who accused him. She’s more than happy to perpetuate a perpetual public poo-flinging at a man for no other reason than because he was accused.

I guess that’s what passes for being “gender sensitive” and “egalitarian” for some people nowadays. She continues:

As a student of Dartmouth, my first reaction was that of incredulity.

Oh, I’m not so sure that disbelief is your real problem, Ms. Chang. On the contrary: I strongly suspect that rushing to believe whatever you want – regardless of the facts – is the heart of your problem.

It was quickly replaced by rage, and then followed by fear.

Milk that contrived victimhood for all it’s worth, baby. Be sure to tell us all how you couldn’t come in to work the next day because you were so “devastated” and how you had to buy an extra deadbolt for your door. All because some man who was accused didn’t get his life wrecked like you thought he should, and for no other reason than because he was accused.

Last spring, Gilbert was accused of entering a fellow student’s room and sexually assaulting her while she was still asleep. During the trial, the prosecution claimed Gilbert raped the 19-year-old vaginally, orally, and anally.

I believe the key word here is “accused.” Not convicted. Just accused.

I wanted to know how Gilbert, who sent an email to the survivor following the alleged attack apologizing for his behavior, had been found innocent. I wanted to understand how, as the defense claimed, the incident had been nothing more than “clumsy, awkward, drunk college sex.”

It’s really quite simple, Ms. Chang: a jury of six men and six women found the evidence lacking. A hard concept for some of us, admittedly, but simple for most.

Also, is it just me or does Ms. Chang seem to be going about this the wrong way? In a free and just society that values human rights (one of which is due process), instead of asking people to present evidence to prove their innocence, aren’t we supposed to ask for evidence to prove their guilt? Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work, not the other way around?

You’ve been accused of rape. Prove you didn’t do it!

That is very much her mentality. Note also that the jury here does not automatically equate drunk sex with rape, something many Feminists and campus bureaucrats do not agree with (and wreck the lives of their students accordingly).

As a member of Dartmouth’s Student and Presidential Committee Against Sexual Assault, I have dedicated much of my Dartmouth career to eliminating cases like these from our campus.

Something tells me Ms. Chang should be nowhere near a committee dedicated to investigating and adjudicating campus sexual assaults. Something tells me her “career” dedicated to “eliminating sexual assault” was really about doing everything in her power to rig up campus kangaroo courts and inflame campus hostility against human rights like due process.

And although the decision was not at all doled out by Dartmouth, it still feels like a blow. For every student of Dartmouth, I believe, this is personal.

Is it really, though? If someone doesn’t get railroaded based upon a mere accusation, are you really personally victimized?

In the past few weeks, Dartmouth has made tremendous strides in demonstrating that the administration takes sexual assault seriously, proposing for the first time, ‘mandatory expulsion in cases involving penetration accomplished by force, threat, or purposeful incapacitation.’

See, in theory I agree with expelling students if they have been both afforded substantive due process and been found guilty. But our modern educational institutions aren’t exactly familiar with such concepts. They’ve kind of “progressed” beyond that. You know, in that regressive kind of way.

And just in case you think any given university’s lack of a mandatory expulsion policy for sexual assault is evidence of a bias against sex-assault victims, ask how many also have a mandatory expulsion policy for making false accusations.

But for some, Thursday’s ruling feels like a step in the wrong direction. WISE, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, released a statement following the decision:

Let’s see how wise WISE is. Here is the quote Lulu Chang gives us from them:

Today’s decision in the Dartmouth rape trial of Parker Gilbert is devastating and there is no doubt that it sends a terrible message to survivors of sexual assault. Something has got to change if we can allow a man who has no relationship with the victim to violate her in her own bed and face no consequences.

Hmm, it seems to me that if a group of people were truly wise they would be able to exercise discretion. And adopting a due-process-be-damned mentality is hardly representative of that.

Ms. Chang continues:

The decision was indeed “devastating,” and in the hours following the decision, I checked Facebook and Twitter to see if I could find any further information. Upon visiting these sites, I was overcome by a very different emotion: pride.

Note: when totalitarians beam with pride at the prospect of some social development, it’s usually a sign that something is very wrong.

When I logged onto Facebook, I found an incredible outpouring of support and love for the survivor. While there was outrage and disbelief, the majority of posts I read about the incident were words of gratitude, encouragement, and unparalleled kindness. While there were questions about the justness of the justice system, there were no questions about her bravery for reporting her alleged assault.

You see, Ms. Chang, you say the word “alleged,” but it doesn’t sound like you understand what it means. Let’s break it down now, nice and easy: alleged means that the accusation has not been proven. And unless you were actually there to witness the alleged rape (and you weren’t, were you?), the only thing we can actually prove is that you apparently don’t know what the word alleged means.

And by the way, a word about “kindness.” Genuine kindness is one thing, but pre-judging (which, by the way, is literally what the word prejudice means) someone on the basis of an accusation, and choosing to display your “kindness” in a one-sided fashion, is another. Let’s not forget how “kind” the white racists were to the poor white women who claimed they were raped by the evil black men.

Men who deserved to be railroaded because they “always got away with it.”

Here is a picture of Parker Gilbert hugging his mother when he learned that he was acquitted:

Parker-Gilbert-Dartmouth-College-Lulu-Chang

I wonder: is Lulu Chang capable of acknowledging the value of this form of kindness? Or is “kindness” just something that she likes to preach about only when it works in favor of the demographics she cares about?

This is the mindset of Feminists and most “sex assault victim advocates”: they really aren’t victim advocates. They’re just accuser advocates whose prime motivation is to inflict pain upon people who are accused. They’re not driven by “kindness,” because if kindness were in their nature they would give a damn about those whose lives are destroyed by wrongful allegations.

Not only would they be less quick to judge, they would speak out against false accusations and acknowledge that due process is not just a human right, it’s also a virtue.

These are the kinds of people that our “most prestigious” academic institutions are churning out on a regular basis. Lulu Chang is not an outlier. She is very representative of the kind of culture that ideologues in academia want to inflict upon the world.

Progress for human rights would not only require opposing and dethroning media mouthpieces like Chang, but also dismantling the misandry factories in academia – Gender Studies and the like – that produce them.

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Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.
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Comments (9)

  1. Very much like Allie Erwin during the Ohio false rape accusation where the video of consensual sex was available on the internet. She was on the news not even using the word alleged, she was simply repeating the accusation of rape and assuming it was true. In these two cases there are four women who have gone unpunished for their actions all of which are illegal. There are no, and will be no repercussion for the original accusers and there will be no repercussions for these women standing on the sidelines also making the same false accusations.

     
  2. Aab

    Hello, I wanted to share this as I believe this is significant.

    It is arguably true that women have a tendency to write and talk, more that men, since they are predisposed to ‘share as much as they can’ – more than men to the extent of going beyond the point. It often results in women saying things or writing things down pointlessly – that have no point, are ineffectual.

    What would happen then, if it were made such that, this particular behaviour, of writing more than what is required, was awarded?

    Instead of penalizing it, what if students were given more points if they write more words? Even if they are irrelevant?

    Obviously, such a tactic would result in women having the advantage and consequently scoring higher than men, because men usually write to the point, and not much more than what is required.

    What if this is already happening??

    Here –

    In March 2004, Les Perelman analyzed 15 scored sample essays contained in the College Board’s ScoreWrite book along with 30 other training samples and found that in over 90% of cases, the essay’s score could be predicted from simply counting the number of words in the essay.[15] Two years later, Perelman trained high school seniors to write essays that made little sense but contained infrequently used words such as “plethora” and “myriad”. All of the students received scores of “10” or better, which placed the essays in the 92nd percentile or higher

    wikipedia. org/wiki/SAT_Reasoning_Test#Writing

    insidehighered. com/news/2007/03/26/writing#sthash.utarzcAO.dpbs

     
  3. Roberto

    Maybe she cried at the emotion of seeing an innocent man being declared not guilty…

     
  4. tsmith

    Straight up, feminists are slimy and sleazy. They claim to represent equality, or essentially human rights, but some major turd like this just exposes the movement for the hypocrisy it stands for.

    I can tell you as a male with benefit of internet pseudonyms that her feeling of fear that an innocent man is set free is pure garbage, yet the feminists will jump all over this like some rats over a festering piece of cheese. I can also tell you I have personally experienced most of the indignities the feminists simply advertises a feeling of being alarmed by, in full perpetration. That means I as a male, have been sexually harassed, date raped, physically assaulted, oh and yes, if you include felt “fear” ,so many times it would be redundant to even express.

    I have sat through group counselling sessions with male survivors of sexual abuse and have been astonished at the participation of (innocent, all virtuous and victimized) women in the abuse of boys. It sickens me that feminists try to occupy this victim position, which essentially exploits western cultures tendency to protect and sympathize with females, yet somehow cry oppression by the same sentiment they are exploiting.

    It further disgusts me that very few organizations that claim to represent sexual abuse, rape or domestic violence survivors actually give a shit about the survivors. In reality it is a sounding board for the sleazy, slimy and hypocritical feminist garbage that women occupy the victim position. Please note RAINN is one major exception that has stood against the feminist cry of rape culture, and has truly stood for the interests of sexual assault and abuse survivors.

    As Johnathan suggests, feminism has nothing to do with “kindness”.

     
  5. tsmith

    I should apologize for immensely as well to Parker and his family for my previous post. I was exploiting his regrettable experience without focusing on the personal drama.The story inflamed some personal experiences but I did not effectively put that into perspective.. My sincere apologies and I hope you can move past this with the knowledge you have support.

     
  6. Nik

    Just because he was found not guilty doesn’t mean he was innocent. Plenty of rapists never get charged, sexual assault is one of the hardest cases to prove.

     
    • True. We shouldn’t assume people are guilty or innocent based on simply an accusation and what sex he/she is. But remember, that swings both ways: just because a rape accuser isn’t charged with a false report doesn’t mean she is innocent either.

      Careful!

       

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