Posted on | March 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The senior captain of Yale University’s basketball team, Jack Montague was averaging 9.7 points per game before he left school last month for reasons that were not explained at the time. Yale Daily News reports:
Two days after signs calling on the Yale men’s basketball team to “stop supporting a rapist” first appeared on campus, a new set of posters expressing a similar message appeared Wednesday morning in the Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona lecture hall.
All of this week’s posters referred to the recent controversy surrounding the basketball team’s show of support for former captain Jack Montague ’16, who was withdrawn from the University on Feb. 10 for reasons the team and University have not specified.
At last Friday’s Yale–Harvard basketball game, the team came out for warmups wearing T-shirts which had Montague’s jersey number and nickname, “Gucci,” on the back and “Yale,” spelled backwards with inverted letters, on the front. Monday’s posters featured an image of the team wearing the shirts.
By 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, new posters were hung on two billboards just outside the lecture hall and placed on chairs inside the hall. A handwritten note chalked on the classroom’s blackboard read “Rape culture is standing by your teammate and silencing Yale’s victims of sexual assault.”
The Yale Women’s Center wrote a lengthy status on Facebook. Their claims have not been substantiated.
The post read: ‘In light of recent events, The Yale Women’s Center would like to express its sentiments on the Yale that we want to be a part of.
‘Our Yale is a place of respect and a home to all. It is a Yale in which students can feel comfortable and forge meaningful relationships on the basis of mutual understanding and consent.
‘We at the Women’s Center believe in this vision, and therefore have high expectations for the Yale administration to promote a culture of respect.
‘Bearing this in mind, we wish to comment on the current campus conversation in hopes that we can create an atmosphere of respect and understanding during this time of healing. We recognize that FERPA and Yale policy prohibit Yale from commenting on the exact nature of the incident.
‘Though the silence is deeply frustrating to us and surely to many of you, Yale’s actions speak much louder than its words. It appears that Yale has expelled a high-profile member of a sports team in the midst of a pivotal moment in the season on the basis of sexual violence.
‘While we can only speculate about these occurrences, we can comfortably say that, should all of this be true, this is progress.
‘It is progress both in the sense that a survivor felt that coming forward was a viable option for them and that they got the decisive outcome that they fought for.’
“Progress” = getting the basketball team captain expelled. The federal law FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) means that Yale officials cannot discuss the reasons for Montague’s expulsion. In the absence of details, it would be useless to speculate what happened, except that somebody failed to warn Jack Montague:
Feminists have incited a climate of anti-male hatred on American college campuses. Jessica Valenti has declared that the feminist movement’s goal is to “redefine rape” to make it easier to expel male students, effectively criminalizing all heterosexual activity on campus. Too bad Jack Montague didn’t read my blog. In November, three months before the captain of the Yale basketball team was expelled and branded a perpetrator of “sexual violence,” I explained what feminist “progress” means:
The fate of “John Doe” at Brown University — banned from campus for making out with a girl he met at a party — illustrates the extreme danger male students face in an academic environment where feminists have ginned up a frantic hysteria of hatred. Because the number of actual rapes does not justify their claim that 1-in-5 college women are victims of sexual assault, officials are trying to make up for the “Rape Shortage” by inciting false accusations.
At Washington and Lee University, an official reportedly told female students that “regret equals rape.” At Ohio State University, you are guilty of sexual assault unless you and your partner agree why you are engaging in sexual activity. At Harvard University, there were six false rape accusations in 2014. The organizer of a “Summit on Sexual Assault” conference at Darmouth College suggested male students should be expelled as soon as they are accused.
Warn your sons, America: Never talk to a college girl.