Ashe Schow at the Washington Examiner should be commended for writing a series of no less than eleven authoritative and incisive articles on the due process crisis and rape hysteria in higher education. Her articles are all the more pertinent considering the pending legislation titled the Campus Safety and Accountability Act (or CASA; see my writeup of the bill), which deepens the due process problem even further.
Over forty students have filed lawsuits alleging that they were discriminated against and denied any semblance of due process when they were expelled after being wrongly accused of sexual assault. Feminists & Friends, meanwhile, allege that false rape accusations either “never happen” or happen so rarely that they are unimportant – lies that have been thoroughly debunked here and elsewhere.
Coming almost out of the blue, Ms. Schow demonstrates a thorough grounding in these and other issues in article after article. Here is a list of them, which I encourage you to read:
- July 31 – “Marco Rubio spokesman answers questions on campus sexual assault bill”
- August 4 – “Chuck Grassley’s spokeswoman responds to questions on campus sexual assault bill”
- August 5 – “Two more campus sexual assault bills introduced, and neither addresses due process”
- August 6 – “Four better ideas to fight campus sexual assault”
- August 9 – “These senators still have not answered questions about their campus sexual assault bill”
- August 11 – “Backlash: College men challenge ‘guilty until proven innocent’ standard for sex assault cases”
- August 13 – “Kelly Ayotte’s spokeswoman answers questions about campus sexual assault bill”
- August 13 – “No, 1 in 5 women have not been raped on college campuses”
- August 19 – “Judge denies university’s motion to dismiss student’s due process lawsuit against college”
- August 20 – “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the cost of sexual assault on college campuses”
- August 22 – “Fallout from campus sexual assault hysteria: College men now suspicious of women”
One might wonder: what will the next excuse of Feminists & Friends be? The traditional deflection of oppositional women’s voices is that they are “brainwashed by the patriarchy,” an ironic deflection not only for the reason that “patriarchy” is a bogus concept, but also because Feminists are quite happy to silence the voices of women who disagree with them, while simultaneously claiming Feminists & Friends alone prevent women’s voices from being silenced.
But that old saw just isn’t cutting it any more. Have you seen the recent phenomenon called Women Against Feminism? While some of these women do indeed oppose Feminism because they simply favor traditional roles, the same cannot be said for all or even most of them.
As Bob Dylan sang long ago, the times, they are a-changing.