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‘Vagina Warrior Lynch Mobs’

Posted on | October 26, 2014 | 42 Comments

Thanks to Darleen Click for that phrase, describing the feminists who have ginned up a campus sex panic with hysterical claims about a (non-existent) “rape epidemic” at colleges and universities.

Rape has real victims — including murdered victims like Hannah Graham — but this phony hysteria has real victims, too, including male students accused of sexual assault and denied their due process rights in university disciplinary proceedings.

This has been the problem behind the “rape epidemic” rhetoric all along. What has happened is this: In response to feminist pressure, universities and colleges have begun treating accusations of sexual assault not as crimes, but as infractions of campus policy. Why? Because most of the cases involve “he-said/she-said” disputes about consent: Boy and girl get drunk; drunk boy and drunk girl have sex; girl sobers up and regrets having sex; girl claims she was raped.

In nearly all of the specific cases like this that have come to my attention, the accusation of rape was made several days or weeks or even months after the incident. No witnesses, no evidence, and no way to make a criminal prosecution. Whatever happened, however traumatic or shameful it was for the female involved, no prosecutor is going to take a case like that to trial. So . . .

To satisfy feminist demands, university administrators started using disciplinary hearings to punish males accused of rape — punishing them as if they had been found guilty of a crime, which they have not. This extra-judicial campus “rape court” system clearly violates the rights of the accused students. This is what I wrote last year about the case of Vassar College student Peter Yu:

If this guy is, in fact, a predatory sex offender, he should be charged and tried for the alleged crime. Merely to kick him out of school — to ruin his name on the basis of a disciplinary hearing — is both unjust to him, and inadequate as a public safety measure.
And let me be perfectly blunt here: Belated remorse over an unsatisfactory drunken hook-up doesn’t make you a victim.
Any drunken hook-up is a bad idea, but feeling embarrassed or regretful about it afterwards does not make your partner a rapist.

Alas, common sense is even more unfashionable on college campuses than the Anglo-American common-law tradition.

The minimum age for alcohol possession is 21, and there are laws against underage drinking which, if enforced rigorously, would substantially reduce the number of these types of incidents, but guess what? Getting drunk and having sex are popular pastimes for college kids, and if university administrators cracked down on underage drinking, they would be forced to expel so many students, they wouldn’t have enough tuition revenue to pay the bills. Instead of cracking down on illegal underage drinking, therefore, they’re cracking down on sex — specifically, they’re cracking down on male heterosexuality.

Have any gay males or lesbian students been treated to this administrative disciplinary star-chamber process? Of course not.

In today’s campus climate, it would be a hate crime for a student to claim that he or she had been raped by a homosexual, yet I do not doubt that drunken gay hook-ups happen on campus which are regretted the day after in the same way heterosexual hook-ups are regretted by girls who claim the guy they hooked up with raped them.

Only heterosexual males are targeted by the “rape epidemic” hysteria, and if nobody else will bother to point out this fact, I must.

“Shut Up, Because Rape” — that’s the real feminist message here. Wielding the sword of victimhood, feminists are attempting to silence all discussion of sexuality (especially on campus) that contradicts feminism’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology. What students are permitted to “know” about sex must be exactly what feminists want to teach them, and if anyone challenges this authority that feminism arrogates to itself, that person must be demonized and shouted down:

[M]ore than 100 people turned out Wednesday for the protest outside his Miami University lecture. There were also online petitions against Will’s talk.
The protests against the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist were over a June column he wrote about federal pressure on colleges in reporting of sexual assaults. Will questioned statistics cited by President Barack Obama’s administration and suggested that federal authorities were making “victimhood a coveted status.”
Will explained Wednesday he was criticizing loss of due process for those accused of the serious crime.
“Our society has decided rightly that rape ranks close to and not far behind murder as the most serious crime,” Will said in response to a question after his lecture. Because it carries severe penalties, “it is particularly important that people accused of this heinous crime have all the protections.”

However, the Vagina Warrior Lynch Mobs (excellent phrase, Darleen) have decided that due process is a synonym for rape, and that the Constitution should not protect male heterosexuals from extra-judicial punishment. New York lawyer Andrew Miltenberg is defending several male heterosexual students who say they have been falsely accused and wrongfully punished:

He’s already filed four lawsuits — against Vassar College, Columbia University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Drew University — will file several more before month’s end, and is consulting on 20 or so appeals at the college disciplinary level. In each, he is suing the schools for violations of the Title IX gender-parity law of 1972, contractual claims, unfair trade practices, as well as a number of tort claims.
If you feel like you’ve been reading more about campus rape of late, that’s because you have—most recently in a New York magazine cover story in September. The trend has been gathering steam since the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights sent a letter to colleges nationwide on April 4, 2011, mandating policy changes in the way schools handle sexual assault complaints, including a lowering of the burden of proof from “clear and convincing” evidence to a “preponderance” of evidence. . . .
Mr. Miltenberg and [another attorney in his firm, Kimberly] Lau get about 10 calls a week from parents whose sons have been accused, suspended, or expelled. Too many of those calls, says Mr. Miltenberg, describe the same basic story: “The majority of them have botched the investigations, either on purpose because they’re simply pandering to the current political climate or because they’re not equipped to conduct them in the first place.” . . .
“Look, I’m not a senior partner at Blank, Blank, and Blankety Blank. I’m just Andrew Miltenberg with an office across the street from Penn Station. But if you dare question the motives of an Ivy League School, you’re suddenly trapped in a room with a bunch of white-shoed guys with Roman numerals after their names. And they’re all harrumphing about the audacity of questioning anything they do. Well, we’re questioning them. And we won’t stop until the schools admit that they need to severely revamp their approach to handling sexual assault accusations.”
Or abandon it entirely: he thinks it should be up to the criminal justice system to handle campus complaints that rise to the level of felonies. “A school’s disciplinary board wouldn’t be dealing with a campus shooting, would they? So why are they dealing with sexual assault?”

Exactly. Sexual assault is a crime. If you are a victim of crime, call the police. A hearing in the dean’s office is not justice, unless what you’re seeking is “social justice,” which in certain circumstances looks a lot like personal revenge: “You took advantage of me when I was drunk, so now I’m going to ruin your life.” Hell hath no fury, etc.

Common sense: Stay sober and keep your britches on, honey.

Alas, common sense is now prohibited on American university campuses.




 

 

Comments

  • http://leatherpenguin.com/ TC_LeatherPenguin

    Every time I see “Lynch Mobs” I take a deep breath and pray to Babbling Baby Jeebus none of my no-account cousins are involved.

  • joethefatman

    “Have any gay males or lesbian students been treated to this administrative disciplinary star-chamber process? Of course not.”

    In a story you posted about on Sept. 7th, if a member of the protected class(lesbian) believes they’ve been raped by another in that class, they’d rather do a write for a left wing rag than report the alleged crime to the authorities or the school admin. All the better to advance the rape culture agenda, without harshing the narrative.

  • http://proteinwisdom.com darleenclick

    Thanks, Stacy, for the hit tip.

    George Will is right – colleges are rewarding “victims” and there’s no better example from the article on Miltenberg than the case of Emma Sulkowizc – even after the man she accused of rape was cleared by both Columbia & NYPD, not only is she allowed to carry a mattress around campus as “performance art” but Columbia gives her class credit for it

  • JeffS

    Alas, common sense is now prohibited on American university campuses.

    And being hunted down as if it were a wanted criminal across the United States of America.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    In today’s campus climate, it would be a hate crime for a student to claim that he or she had been raped by a homosexual, yet I do not doubt that drunken gay hook-ups happen on campus which are regretted the day after in the same way heterosexual hook-ups are regretted by girls who claim the guy they hooked up with raped them.

    Uhhh, that’s because drunken homosexual hook-ups on campus are by males who claimed to be normal, and to complain about such an event would be to admit, publicly, that they are really queer, at least part-time. Those are the kind of incidents that the supposed victims never want to come to light.

  • Kirby McCain
  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Our host wrote:

    Alas, common sense is even more unfashionable on college campuses than the Anglo-American common-law tradition.

    That’s because common sense is available to the common people, and simply isn’t, you know, intellectual enough. The push for some people to prove how intelligent and educated and intellectual they are by challenging, and eschewing, common sense ought to be a red flag telling other people that they should never be hired, for anything.

  • richard mcenroe

    Where are the feminists protesting outside Jesse Matthews’ jail cell? Or are they all too busy hunting down drunk white college boys?

  • http://thinkingmanszombie.wordpress.com Paul Krendler

    Here’s a thought experiment –

    What if Drunk Guy sobered up and reported the rape first?

  • http://thinkingmanszombie.wordpress.com Paul Krendler

    Hey-o!!

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  • Adobe_Walls

    It’s enough to make one hope the college loan bubble bursts soon and spectacularly. No doubt administrators would be the last to get laid off but that will eventually backfire.

  • DeadMessenger

    I’d like to see that. She’d have to call Mummy and Daddy and explain that she just got expelled for rape. In reality though, the now sober drunk guy would himself still be accused of rape, even if the girl did or said nothing. He’s going to get it coming or going, so to speak.

  • Wombat_socho

    Silly rabbit, everyone knows women can’t rape! (Insert Foucauldian babble about power here)

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    This only happens when he sees the girl in the morning and realizes how fugly she was.

    Of course, it still has its own downside, when his friends realize with whom he copulated, and laugh hysterically.

  • Saltyron1977

    Good one.

  • Zohydro

    I saw The Vagina Warrior Lynch Mobs open for The Godless Commie Sodomites last year at the Cumberland County Civic Center…

  • G Joubert

    In considering a long-run big-picture strategy of the feminists going on here, beyond this whole “rape culture” and college disciplinary thing, I’m struck by this: they really want to reach right down inside the heterosexual coital act itself, and politicize each and every part of it, right down to moans and groans, punishing it where they want, outlawing it altogether, but otherwise micromanaging it on their terms. That’s one thing I see.

  • DukeLax

    The bigger question here may be…what is going to happen if we cannot dismantle all the perversions and “manufactured statistics Alliances” that are dragging in billions of federal pork bloating dollars to give to American law enforcement for their participation in “inflaming the public”, and stripping American males constitutional due process rights??
    American gender-feminists don’t mind turning hetero-relationships into legal liabilities for the males, but their may eventually be some hetero-female push back, when they start to see that only the poor and un-educated males with nothing to lose, are the only ones who will dare risk hetero-dating in the US.

  • http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ Observasaurus Rex

    The best thing that can happen is that every man wrongfully expelled sues his former campus. Only by paying out millions will they learn.

  • DukeLax

    Wow, are you kidding me, Columbia gives her class credit for Inflaming rape hysteria into the public???? That might not just be “Perverse stain on Columbia” ..that shit should be against the law.

  • DukeLax

    They are getting federal pork bloating dollars to hunt it down!!

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  • Adobe_Walls

    Actually I doubt paying out millions will stop them. They’ll just raise tuition, further inflating the student loan bubble. Making defending these abused male students lucrative will create a vested interest in fighting the results of this Political Correctness Totalitarianism but not the cause. By definition these victims of SJW are young men almost all in their late teens and twenties. They need to fight back using the tools that GamerGaters have. These young folks know more about using social media than we OFs think we know. That’s where many of the battles in the Social Justice War are fought and is where the counter attacks will have to start.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The key to cutting off the money is cutting off the money. We do it by electing President Ruthless hardass and re-redesigning the system.

    http://thecampofthesaints.org/category/adobe-walls/

  • Matthew Lane

    Maybe we should just give in and call it uncommon sense.

  • Matthew Lane

    “That’s because common sense is available to the common people, and simply isn’t, you know, intellectual enough.”

    Bullshit, its totally accessible to intellectuals, it’s the professionally offended liberals its not accessible to, its also not accessible to wannabe intellectuals or social justice warriors.

    “The push for some people to prove how intelligent and educated and intellectual they are by challenging”

    Then by definition those people aren’t intellectuals, for the same reason someone trying to be funny, isn’t funny.

  • Matthew Lane

    “Actually I doubt paying out millions will stop them. They’ll just raise tuition, further inflating the student loan bubble.”

    Have male students drop out, never have female students pay off their tuition, collapse under their own weight & make way for real educational institutes.
    Either way I consider this a win.

  • DeadMessenger

    I got a GCS tee shirt at that show. And I heard that Vagina Warrior Lynch Mobs is going to open for The Codpieces next month. So to speak. If they’re not on the rag then. You know how moody they can be.

  • DeadMessenger

    Nobody who is really intellectual thinks of themselves as intellectual anyway. Actual smart people realize they’re not all that smart, and are constantly learning and growing.

    Faux intellectual = Professionally Offended Liberal = Individuals Put Off By The Commonality of Common Sense

  • Adobe_Walls

    A shockingly high percentage aren’t paying their loans now, to the point where some are having it deducted from their SS benefits. These loans can’t be escaped in bankruptcy and more than half (I believe) aren’t owed to the government, and none are owed to the schools. Even after the higher education system collapses when the bubble bursts the banks will continue collecting. The schools already have the money they don’t go under until enough people stop taking out the loans and therefore stop attending.

  • Mike G.

    I heard the Stains On A Blue Dress were doing some covers of GCS and VWLM songs. They were supposed to open for the Adulterer President And The Cabinet Secretaries, but it was cancelled for lack of interest.

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  • DeadMessenger

    Word is, the lead singer for Adulterer President did an acoustic set with the DC Interns – you know, that chick band? – but maybe that’s just a rumor. I know that guy’s wife is a real beyotch, so maybe not.

  • Mike G.

    Yeah, evidently the AP&CS’s had a problem with gropies.

    His wife used to sing with that Whitewater bluegrass band, The Harpies, and they say she has some skeletons in her closet IYKWIM.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    We need Darleen’s photo that she also previously included in her posts (in the past)!
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Ju4JtCHRBc/VE0ds-ks8wI/AAAAAAAAnVI/kqqu-Xqvlxw/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2014-10-26%2Bat%2B9.09.33%2BAM.png

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Huh. And they say Pete Seeger is dead.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    History may not exactly repeat, but it moves in a cyclic fashion, or in the case of these leftist reductions of our universities, nearly helical.

    So naturally this will ultimately result in the complete collapse of the education system. We’ll end up back in the Guild halls, and every one of these VWs will end up as an apprentice “seamstress.”

    IYKWIMAITTYD. (h/t, T. Pratchett)

    May as well feed them as much rope as they require.

    (Just keep your own sons away from those places.)

  • John Smith

    ” To satisfy feminist demands, university administrators started using disciplinary hearings to punish males accused of rape — punishing them as if they had been found guilty of a crime, which they have not. This extra-judicial campus “rape court” system clearly violates the rights of the accused students. ”

    Why do universities, or anyone for that matter, have “satisfy feminists demands ” ?Feminists act like spoiled children who don’t get their own way. Feminists scream and bitch to make laws that cater to their every emotion. I say, let them bitch. Feminists are just angry , bitter women hell bent on making every organization enforce their agenda. That agenda is to run the entire country. The author is absolutely right when he says crimes should be handled by the police and in court, not on campus.The feminist agenda is to eliminate all heterosexual males from college so that ambitious women can become powerful enough to continue the agenda.The feminist agenda is a virus that needs to be stopped. Let them bitch.I think there should be laws against anyone who makes a false accusation of any crime; with a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in jail with no chance of parole and a $5,000 fine. That’ll make women and girls think twice about their accusation. Excellent article.

  • Zohydro

    Heh… I was just hangin’ ’round waiting for Elvis to show up…

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Holy crap! Fifteen dollars? Man, concert prices have gone up.

  • Daniel Freeman

    They keep on loosening the standards for common-law marriages — even imposing them retroactively — and a new marriage can put a man on the hook for a woman’s old student loans. Coincidence? I think not.