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Sorry, @AsheSchow: ‘Due Process’ IS a Left-Right Issue — and Here’s Why

Posted on | July 10, 2015 | 59 Comments

Ashe Schow is a brilliant young journalist, and one of the few reporters who have been steadily covering the attempt by feminists to criminalize heterosexuality on college campuses. The feminist agenda is so insane and extreme, that when I try to explain what is being taught in university Women’s Studies programs — the academic Feminist-Industrial Complex — most people quite literally cannot believe it. (See “Feminists Against Heterosexuality” and “Introduction to Feminist Theory” among other recent entries in the Sex Trouble series.) Yet each day brings further confirmation. There is a deliberate campaign to incentivize rape accusations at America’s colleges and universities by requiring mandatory “training” at orientation that will have the effect of terrorizing male students into avoiding all contact with females on campus.

University administrators are under intense pressure from federal authorities to punish male students, to produce statistical evidence that they are implementing the crackdown demanded by feminists. This will lead to a zero-tolerance approach in which every male-female encounter on campus is fraught with risk. Any male student who so much as speaks to a woman could be accused of harassment. Officials are actually bragging about their “success” in encouraging rape accusations, which increased 400 percent in a single year at the University of Wisconsin.

Ashe Schow explains how the rights of the accused are systematically violated under the policies mandated by federal bureaucrats:

When a student is accused of sexual assault on a college campus, they’re often given vague descriptions of the charge against them — which may have occurred years earlier. They’re forced to come up with a defense within days, told not to talk to anyone about the allegation (making mounting a defense nearly impossible) and not allowed to have an attorney speak on their behalf.
They face a system that has been shifted against them, where an accusation is all that’s needed to brand them a rapist for life and kick them out of school. There is no due process in campus hearings — no rules of evidence, cross-examination or right to be represented by an attorney. They’re not even told that anything said in the hearing can and will be used against them in a court of law.

Feminists demanded these policies, the Obama administration implemented these policies, and Hillary Clinton is planning a campaign for president in which any Republican who criticizes these policies will be accused of being “pro-rape.” This is a Feminist/Democrat/Media convergence we have seen before, during the Clarence Thomas hearings, again during the Lewinsky scandal (when feminists put on their “presidential knee pads” to defend Bill Clinton) and in 2012, when the “War on Women” meme helped Obama get re-elected with the largest “gender gap” in Gallup poll history. The non-existent “campus rape epidemic” — a vicious lie created with Statistical Voodoo and Elastic Definitions — is a crucial element in a shameless partisan political operation intended to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House.

Yet for some reason, Ashe Schow wants to pretend otherwise:

Due process for campus sexual
assault is not a left/right issue

Sexual assault is a serious issue that should be dealt with seriously. But the proposed solution for this problem on college campuses creates an entirely new problem. It eviscerates due process for accused students in the name of helping accusers.
The fight over campus sexual assault and due process has somehow devolved into a Republican vs. Democrat issue. The most vocal supporters of draconian sexual assault policies are Democrats like Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Claire McCaskill of Missouri. There are several prominent Republicans on a Senate bill to curb sexual assault, but none have made a name for themselves as a proponent.
Meanwhile, the print and online commentary voices defending due process rights for the accused have been mostly right-leaning. The only television voice on the issue of due process has been Fox News.
There have been exceptions to this, but unfortunately, the issue has become a way for political opponents to score points against each other. Those who favor due process are accused by liberals of being “rape apologists,” while those who favor the accusers are excoriated by right-leaning media.
That sentiment has muddied the issue. Due process used to be deeply important to liberals. Toughness on crime was more commonly associated with Republicans. Now the tables have turned and it makes no sense.
Due process should concern everyone. So should sexual assault. . . .
It shouldn’t be up to Republicans to stand up for due process or up to Democrats to stand up for victims. Both sides should be working toward the truth in each case.

You can read the whole thing. The problem is that to speak of what should be — to advocate an ideal — is a waste of time in the current environment where Democrats have manufactured a phony issue and are exploiting it for partisan gains. Democrats have created this issue and their allies in academia and the media are coordinating with Democrats to control the “rape culture” narrative in order to get more votes for Democrats. It is that simple, and anyone who supports Democrats is therefore supporting the policies that have stripped male students of due process rights. Ashe Schow writes:

In today’s climate, it is impossible to stand up for someone wrongly accused without being attacked. Once someone is labeled a “rapist” — even without evidence — he apparently forfeits his right to exist and must be expelled and have his life and future ruined.

Ruining the lives of male students is the primary goal of feminists, but the wrongly accused male students are just collateral damage to Democrats, for whom Hillary Clinton’s election is the larger objective.

To speak of “truth” to these people is both futile and misleading.

They don’t care about truth. They only care about power.

If you care about truth, if you care about the real lives of real human beings, you cannot be a feminist, nor can you be a Democrat, and it’s time we stop trying to sugar-coat that reality. We must stop pretending that such mythical creatures as “honest Democrats” and “moderate feminists” actually exist in the real world. Believing in “honest Democrats” is like believing in the Tooth Fairy and “moderate feminism” is either an oxymoron or a pointless nostalgia. Even if we were to stipulate that “moderate feminists” once existed (which I don’t), they were a phenomenon of a bygone era who have no relevance in the 21st century when, for example, the Feminist Majority Foundation employs a self-described “raging lesbian feminist” as its communications director and when Women’s Studies professors denounce Disney cartoons as being “heteronormative.” One could assemble a convention of every “honest Democrat” and “moderate feminist” in America and maybe they would fill a corner booth at Denny’s. Maybe.

Democrats have chosen the college campus as their battleground and have chosen “rape culture” as an issue because Democrats know that America’s institutions of higher education are staffed almost entirely by Democrats. Thus controlling the terrain on which they intend to fight this political battle, Democrats know they can rely on university officials to assist them, in the same way Democrats rely on the liberal media to promote their dishonest propaganda. (Need I remind you how Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda and Catherine Lhamon collaborated in Rolling Stone‘s UVA rape hoax?) We cannot defeat these liars if we are afraid to tell the truth about who they are, what they do and why they do it. Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, and Democrats are the Party of Evil Liars and Fools.

The truth is not always a pleasant thing to hear, nor should anyone expect to become popular by speaking the truth in an age where deceit, perversion and hypocrisy have become so prevalent. I would like to think there are at least some female college students who are honest and responsible adults, but no male college student can be safe in that assumption. Paul Nungesser thought Emma Sulkowicz was his friend, and she was only too willing to encourage him in that belief, so long as she harbored the illusion that she could make him fall in love with her. Once that illusion was dispelled — once Sulkowicz realized that her “friends-with-benefits” hookups with Nungesser were emotionally meaningless to him — her love turned to hate, and hate inspired a plan for revenge, a conspiracy in which other feminists at Columbia University were quite willing to participate. Nungesser was blindsided by Sulkowicz’s false accusation. “My mother raised me as a feminist,” he told the New York Times, a fact his mother verified in an interview with Cathy Young of the Daily Beast. Yet the kind of “equality” Nungesser believed in — where a young adult woman can have casual sex with a male friend and expect nothing more — proved to be a cruel deception. Promiscuous women are often emotionally unstable, their low self-esteem expressed in a desperate search for male approval. The same needy impulses that inspire this sexual depravity, however, can also be manifested as a generalized rage toward men (yes, all men) whom the psychologically damaged woman blames for her own feelings of worthlessness.

“In my clinical work, I find that a promiscuous individual suffers from low self-esteem and feels that sex is a way to get attention and to feel noticed.”
Dr. Seth Myers

“A person with a borderline personality disorder often experiences a repetitive pattern of disorganization and instability in self-image, mood, behavior and close personal relationships. . . . The person may manipulate others and often has difficulty with trusting others. There is also emotional instability with marked and frequent shifts to an empty lonely depression or to irritability and anxiety.”
Richard J. Corelli, M.D.

Why should a woman like Emma Sulkowicz be just another “pump-and-dump” — used and discarded — when by claiming to be a victim of rape, she can be celebrated as a heroic “survivor”? Feminists praise her “courage” and, in doing so, have made Emma Sulkowicz a role model whom they encourage others to emulate. We can therefore expect a proliferation of copycats, and any male student who thinks he can safely engage in heterosexual behavior on campus is at risk of a brutal shock when he finds himself accused of “harassment” or “sexual assault.” Even when the female student initiates a relationship and actively pursues sex with a male student — as was evidently the case with Emma Sulkowicz — she may subsequently decide that she has been a victim, and the male who is falsely accused of rape will discover he has no due process rights in the campus disciplinary procedures mandated by federal authorities.

Contrary to what anyone might say, this is a Left-Right issue, because this phony crisis was deliberately created by the Left in order to advance the feminist agenda and elect Democrats. We must tell the truth, no matter what penalty we pay for telling the truth. Whatever we may lose for the sake of truth, no good can be gained by cooperating with liars.

“Truth is great, and will prevail if left to herself. … [Truth] is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.”
Thomas Jefferson, “Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom,” 1786



59 Responses to “Sorry, @AsheSchow: ‘Due Process’ IS a Left-Right Issue — and Here’s Why”

  1. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    I happily admit to stealing that line from Moe Lane.

  2. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

    This is incorrect. They’ve been promising all kinds of goodies to their supporters, paid for by the taxpayers.

  3. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    You must be new here,

  4. Benschachar
    July 11th, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    I disagree with Jefferson, truth always prevails because it is immovable and patient.

  5. Quartermaster
    July 12th, 2015 @ 7:13 am

    Only the one’s “blessed” by the Dims. The majority of us are victims of armed robbery.

  6. Brenda Sanchezs
    July 12th, 2015 @ 7:40 am
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    July 13th, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    And you must need your sarcasm detector calibrated.

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