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College Campus Cop Tells the Truth About ‘Rape Culture’ and Gets Fired

Posted on | November 17, 2015 | 67 Comments

Saying Things No One Is Allowed to Say in 2015:

The campus police chief has been fired at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Georgia, after he was quoted in the student newspaper as saying that most sexual assaults are not rape but “women waking up the next morning with a guilt complex.” The chief, Bryan Golden, was dismissed on Friday, according to The Tifton Gazette.
Chief Golden was quoted in an article in the student paper, The Stallion, about sexual assault on college campuses. The full quotation was: “I might sound insensitive, but I’m not. Most of these sexual assaults are women waking up the next morning with a guilt complex. That ain’t rape, that’s being stupid. When the dust settles, it was all consensual. It [forcible rape] doesn’t happen here. It doesn’t show up here. They’re about as much a rape as a goat roping.”

Chief Golden contested the accuracy of the quotation, but without regard to that issue, is he not allowed to speak on the basis of his own knowledge and experience as a law-enforcement official?

What Chief Golden said — however awkwardly he phrased it, or how accurately he was quoted — is reflected in case after case we have seen in lawsuits filed against universities by male students who say they were wrongly accused of sexual assault. In most of these cases, the story is very similar: College boy and college girl go to a party, where both of them get drunk, then go back to a dorm room and have sex; subsequently (sometimes several months later) college girl reports that this hookup was rape, an accusation that college boy denies. Almost always, it is a “he-said/she-said” situation, with no corroborating evidence, and college boy finds himself expelled as a result of a Title IX procedure in which he is denied the due-process rights that would be guaranteed to any common criminal in a court of law. Robert Tracinski has observed: “Dubious claims about ‘rape culture’ are an attempt to create an all-purpose scapegoat for the emotional dark side of promiscuity.”


So-called “pro-sex feminism” helped turn college campuses into a carnival environment where it was taken for granted that young women were eager to engage in drunken hookups. For years, college girls have complained about the death of romance on campus. Old-fashioned “dating” and other more traditional relationship patterns were replaced by casual sex and “friends with benefits” arrangements, but young people who complained about this were mocked as puritanical prudes by feminists who denounced Judeo-Christian morality and advocated selfish hedonism. In recent years, the emotional costs of this porn-influenced culture have become impossible to ignore. Rather than admit their own complicity in the psychological damage that this “pro-sex” mentality has inflicted on vulnerable young women, however, feminists instead blame young men whom they accuse of creating a “rape culture.”

Chief Golden tried to explain the reality that feminist rhetoric has obscured. Contrary to what has been claimed, there is no “campus rape epidemic,” but there does seem to be an epidemic of Morning-After Guilt Complex that feminists are seeking to exploit for political purposes. Prominent feminist leaders (including Jaclyn Friedman and Jill Filipovic) do not even try to hide the fact that they are refining “rape” and “consent” in such a way as to criminalize normal sexual behavior (see “Moving the Goalposts: What Feminist ‘Rape Culture’ Discourse Is About”). Every heterosexual male student is subject to expulsion if any female student should ever complain about his behavior. Ashe Schow, who has covered the “rape culture” hysteria as extensively as anyone, has warned that students “need to stop viewing sex merely as pleasure or as an expression of affection or love, and begin seeing it as a potentially life-ruining moment.” Nothing can protect young men against this threat, except completely avoiding female college students.

The Sexual Revolution is over, and sex lost. Chief Golden is just collateral damage in feminism’s War Against Human Nature.

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67 Responses to “College Campus Cop Tells the Truth About ‘Rape Culture’ and Gets Fired”

  1. Jason Lee
    November 18th, 2015 @ 7:18 am

    So you think that it’s improper for a police chief to do interviews with student newspapers? And that it’s improper for a police chief to remind his community of the importance of the presumption of innocence? These things do not seem controversial to me.

  2. Dana
    November 18th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

    Our esteemed host advised:

    But merely to advise sobriety is considered “victim blaming” by feminists, which is why I keep telling guys NEVER TALK TO A COLLEGE GIRL. Avoid them altogether, because college girls now are apparently so irresponsible they cannot be trusted.

    We have to admit: that advice is a contrary to human nature as is the advice of the feminists that women should stay away from men, and sample sapphic delights. College men are going to be naturally attracted to college women, as I’m certain you were whilst a student at JSU.

    And at the University of Kentucky? There are no prettier women than Kentucky women!

  3. Dana
    November 18th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

    I think that it’s stupid for chiefs of police to do interviews with student newspapers. As lightfooted as actual professional journalists have become concerning what used to be thought of as journalistic ethics, student journalists will be even worse, because they really have nothing to lose.

    As for the presumption of innocence, the problem for (former) Chief Golden is that he expressed a presumption of fraudulent claims on the part of women who made rape claims; had he simply expressed a presumption of innocence, he might have survived.

  4. Dana
    November 18th, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Even having said that, the function of the police is to investigate allegations of crimes: when a woman makes a rape complaint, the function of the police is to presume that a crime has been committed, and attempt to gather evidence to prove that the crime did, in fact occur. The District Attorney looks at the evidence, and if he believes that there is sufficient evidence to charge the accused, he does not presume innocence, but attempts to prove guilt. The presumption of innocence falls on the judge and the jury.

  5. Jason Lee
    November 18th, 2015 @ 8:49 am

    He wasn’t talking about a specific case. He was talking about the epidemic of bogus rape claims. It’s an issue that’s relevant to his job.

  6. Tim Patten
    November 18th, 2015 @ 9:12 am

    60% of college rape claims are drunken girls who lie. False rape accusations is rampant.

  7. Baron Kaza
    November 18th, 2015 @ 9:26 am

    No straight while male should be anywhere near a college campus these days, if they value their reputation and lives. Guys start a business or go to a vocational school and get a real skill, you will avoid bogus rape charges and end up with a marketable skill or successful enterprise..

  8. Dana
    November 18th, 2015 @ 9:34 am

    It’s an issue that’s relevant to his former job.

    FTFY. And it was a fix made necessary by the fact that, regardless of whether what he said is true or not, he should have kept his mouth shut.

  9. Jeanette Victoria
    November 18th, 2015 @ 11:03 am

    Suggesting that a 13 year old Daisy Coleman NOT drink is how my barnacle @NicoleBonnett1 became attached. Apparently common sense is also hateful and therefore must be punished. Turns out this was another case of consensual sex favors to Barnett if he brought her alcohol

  10. Gunga
    November 18th, 2015 @ 1:40 pm

    Sooo…they replace a Chief for being well-grounded in reality and replace him with…?…a kook who is willing to arrest a guy for glancing at a girl in her safe space? Then said guy sues everyone involved and his lawyer gets rich…which is why lawyers typically promote the liberal agenda…stupid policies make them rich. Where do lawyers make the most money, red or blue states? Which states have the most lawyers, red or blue? If your locale has an abundance of lawyers, you my friend are living in a nest of stupid.

  11. cosmopolite
    November 18th, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

    Around the time I turned 20, I set a rule for myself. No sex with a woman, unless she were available to marry, and the thought of being married to her was a pleasant one.
    I graduated from college still a virgin. One reason for that would take me too far afield. But I clearly recall noting that college sex was an emotional minefield riddled with trip wires. Both genders ruefully admitted to me of obsessional relationships that were so time consuming that their GPAs suffered. Over and over, I saw couples engaging in shouting matches, angry recriminations, and manipulative tears.

    I concluded that the only way to preserve my sanity in this maelstrom of lust and unrequited love, was to not date. And the few times I did date, not a single item of clothing came off.
    I did not lose my virginity (to the woman I eventually married) until my 30s. I was very horny back in the day, but given the explosive rise of STDs, and the amoral hookup culture, I don’t regret my life story one bit.
    I knew as a young man that alcohol, cars and the opposite sex were fine things when experienced singly, but made for trouble when combined. Hence I drank beer and ate pizza and talked sex only at all male social events. When there were young women around, I avoided getting tipsy. I feared losing control and finding myself in a compromising situation.
    On four occasions in my 20s, a woman propositioned me and I turned her down. One was married. (her husband took me aside and said that my having an affair with his wife was OK with him. I did not believe him, because he was a cop.) The other 3 were women that I had no interest in marrying.

  12. Tim Patten
    November 18th, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    Almost 60% of so called rapes on campus and lies by drunken young girls.

  13. omgwtfbbqhax1
    November 19th, 2015 @ 3:40 am

    True number of false accusation is more close to 40%. And that doesnt include untold number of men who are falsely convicted and rotting in prison right now, as they are counted towards “actual rape” count statistics.

  14. The original Mr. X
    November 19th, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    Nah, insufficiently leftist women forfeit their femininity. That’s why left-wingers can spew misogynistic bile at Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin all day long without ever being accused of hypocrisy.

  15. The original Mr. X
    November 19th, 2015 @ 5:10 pm

    Now you could make the argument that the goal is to convince the fence-sitters and spectators, but again, the gramscian SJW freaks are the ones in control of the institutions and the culture. They’re not vying for power; they are the power.

    I don’t know, there does seem to be a bit of a backlash in academia. Probably because we’ve now reached a stage where SJWs are turning against their university professors instead of just victimising the rubes, but then again “fortune can grant no greater boon than discord among our enemies”.

  16. The original Mr. X
    November 19th, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

    That’s one of the problems when you claim you were not quoted accurately; unless there is a tape, it’s your word against the other party’s.

    Kinda like most rape cases, come to think of it.

    ETA: And like with most rape cases, the left seems to take a guilty-until-proven-innocent attitude when people are accused.

  17. Burn_the_Witch
    November 19th, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

    I can agree with the discord, but until some scholarships get revoked, criminal offenders expelled, and faculty dismissed, then I’m not buying that any significant backlash is happening.

    That Click chick just lost an appointment, not her job.