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Campus Rape Reports Increase?

Posted on | May 20, 2014 | 25 Comments

A.J. Delgado has some interesting observations:

[I]f recent reports are to be believed, there is an outright “epidemic” of rape on college campuses, one so grave that students are even complaining that school administrators are not going far enough in hunting down and punishing the accused. NPR confirmed last month that campus rape reports are on the rise and that students at Columbia University are now even placing in bathrooms flyers containing the names of “sexual-assault violators on campus.” . . .
Violent-crime statistics — including sex crimes — have been declining for two decades. Did all the bad guys suddenly decide to enroll in universities? No one can explain it, other than to claim that rapes must have been underreported in the past (a claim that is, conveniently, impossible to disprove).

Be sure to read the whole thing, including Delgado’s discussion of her friend Amy’s “regrettable sex” — the unfortunate (usually drunk) consensual hook-up that is later regretted, the remorse for which can inspire some women to re-invent the event as rape.

The problem is this: If it weren’t for drunken hook-ups, college kids would be having a lot less sex. But if you tell college kids to stop getting drunk and hooking up, you’re a right-wing extremist. So, instead, the kids get drunk and hump like bunnies and (predictably, as a consequence of the Law of Large Numbers) some of this ubiquitous drunken humping will be rape, or at least the kind of “regrettable sex” that the girls will subsequently decide was rape because the guy didn’t call back. The problem in such cases is that it’s always “he-said/she said” — there are no witnesses to the drunken deed that occurred in his dorm room or her apartment — so criminal prosecution is generally impossible. You can’t prove rape under those circumstances and . . . what can you do?

What ends up happening is a lot of feminist protests and lecturing, none of which involves the advocacy of sobriety. And so the drunken hook-ups and morning-after claims of rape continue.

It’s sad, but these kids won’t listen to right-wing extremists who tell them to stay sober and stop humping.

 

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  • RS

    But if you tell college kids to stop getting drunk and hooking up, you’re a right-wing extremist.

    Funny how the Biblical injunction against premarital sex turns out to be the best advice for males heading off to college. Of course, it’s not a panacea, inasmuch as “rape” is now defined in a matter where even actual sexual intercourse is not a necessary precondition. To paraphrase Jeff Goldstein, when a word’s definition is mutable according whatever political agenda is paramount at the moment, there’s really no defense possible.

    Which is why my son’s impending college matriculation gives me the heebie jeebies. Fortunately, he’s attending a STEM college so opportunities will be limited. (See, e.g. your “Math Is Hard” post.)

  • Steve Skubinna

    A) All empowered women need to be free to get drunk and screw whenever and whomever they want.

    B) Any man who so much as glances at a women who has had so much as one drink is a WAAAAAAAAPIST!!!!

    Okay, glad we’re consistent here. There is a simple solution staring everyone in the face, which apparently only I have the stones (oops, sorry) to acknowledge: no men are to be permitted to set foot on campus, in any capacity. Whether as students, facutly, administrative staff, maintenance, no men at all, anywhere on campus, ever.

    It’s the only way to be sure. Men can enlist inthe armed forces, and incidentally we immediately throw all women out of the military. Obviously mixing the sexes is a recipe for oppression.

  • Kirby McCain

    It seems clear that men are no longer welcomed at the colleges and universities in this country.

  • Guest

    When I was in school years ago there was a girl who filed ‘sexual harassment’ charges against one of our teachers due to some grudge. Almost everyone else who witnessed the alleged ‘harassment’ agreed that the teacher was innocent. I also recall this girl bragging about sexual encounters with men close to twice her age at that time. Years later, this female, now a woman, is an avowed feminist who rants about rape, harassment, etc. and has plenty of ‘victim’ stories. This behavior didn’t just spring up overnight, it took decades to get there. It takes a special kind of cognitive dissonance, one which only liberals could instill through relentless programming. I fear that we have reached a point where the majority of females her age now think like her. Quite frankly, it is extremely scary.

  • DaveO

    Don’t think it is cognitive dissonence because that implies a shared sanity with the activist’s peers as children, students and young adults. That shared level of sanity is clearly missing. This is, at best, hubris, but more likely mental illness that skews a commonplace occurence (ordering a hamburger from a male cashier) into a rape scene, complete with details that no person actually raped (except those with exceptional memories) could ever remember. Feminists who push Rape Culture (C) are entertainers and their faux memories are Passion Plays written for their audiences.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Colleges are not legal jurisdictions for the most part, they lack authority to prosecute crimes, especially felonies. And in most states, it is a crime to conceal or aid in the concealment of a felony.

    They have no right to put anyone on trial for rape in an “administrative hearing.” Student court is designed for violations of school rules and codes of conduct outside of violations of state law.

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  • Steve Skubinna

    There’s also the whole “equal protection under the law” thing. Maybe there’s a footnote excluding male college students.

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