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‘A License to Lie’

Posted on | September 8, 2015 | 16 Comments

Hans Bader says the federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) “is gradually turning Title IX into a license to lie about sexual harassment and assault”:

Courts have ruled that dishonest people who bring sexual harassment charges over conduct they falsely claim was unwelcome can be fired, in cases such as Vasconcelos v. Meese (1990). And they have recognized that sexual slander and smears can create a sexually hostile environment in violation of federal law in cases such as Jew v. University of Iowa (1990) and Spain v. Gallegos (1994).
But in a recent investigation finding Michigan State University in violation of Title IX, OCR required college administrators to offer “remedies” to “Student A,” who both OCR and the university found had made a false allegation of unwelcome sexual misconduct against two fellow students. OCR’s reasoning was that the university did not begin proceedings against the accused students fast enough (even though it immediately kicked them out of their dorm and ordered them to stay away from the accuser). . . .
The accused students, whose lives were turned upside down by the charges, were innocent. The university investigator ultimately found their conduct was welcome, and thus not sexual harassment or assault. Moreover, OCR itself noted in pages 30-31 of its investigative report that “OCR’s review of the investigator’s report and his supporting documentation led OCR to conclude that the preponderance of the evidence did not support a finding that Student A was subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct that created a sexually hostile environment.”
Yet, OCR suggested the college should “remedy” the imaginary harm caused by its failure not to process her false complaint faster. On pages 40-41 of its report, OCR declares that “under the terms of” its agreement with the university, “the University will … contact Student A” and “offer” her “remedies to address any harm incurred as a result of the University’s delay in processing [her] complaints,” which might involve things like paying for counseling, providing academic assistance, or letting her retake a class she was enrolled in during that period.

Read the whole thing at Liberty Unyielding. Not only are there no penalties for making false accusations, but administrators are being forced to offer “remedies” to false accusers.



16 Responses to “‘A License to Lie’”

  1. joethefatman
    September 8th, 2015 @ 7:13 am

    I’ve got one girl starting college and one 3 years from it and I am glad I don’t have a son to worry about.

    I’m waiting for the SMOD at this point.

  2. Demonrat Plantation
    September 8th, 2015 @ 7:28 am

    Penalties? For lying about rape? Surely, you jest. Being a grandpa, twice now, is going to your head, clearly (sarc).
    Feminuts expect prizes for rape lying, not punishment.
    You cannot create a good witch hunt for men while punishing false accusers.
    Vile man pig (snark). What say you?
    Mattress girl was given course credit and fame for her rape lies.
    Some get great jobs ruining only young men’s lives (title ix violation if i ever saw one) for helping rape liars.
    And others get invited to the state of the union speech and to meet US senators as a prize for rape lies.
    But the heteropatriarchy wants to punish rape liars.
    Rape liars are heroines, fella, deserving of espy awards for bravery

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 8th, 2015 @ 8:57 am

    Progressives lie? Really?

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 8th, 2015 @ 8:57 am

    Let’s hope for a conservative colony on Luna or Mars…

  5. Demonrat Plantation
    September 8th, 2015 @ 9:22 am

    The first few Mars missions will have little time for pc isms and their cult of victimology if they hope to succeed.
    Now, after conservatives have set up successful colonies, libstains shall show up to ruin it, ahem, i mean, run it

  6. CrustyB
    September 8th, 2015 @ 9:23 am

    Liberal Sherlock Holmes. “Elementary, my dear Watson. Since we have no idea who the rapist is or if there even was a rape, we’ll simply make a dumb assumption that serves our sexual/political narrative.”

  7. ErikEssig
    September 8th, 2015 @ 11:41 am

    It’s not getting any better out there, is it?

  8. M. Thompson
    September 8th, 2015 @ 12:27 pm

    Increasingly, my favorite Commandment is becoming, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”

  9. DeadMessenger
    September 8th, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    Communist regimes, such as the “New World Order” are always built on a foundation of lies. Not surprising since satan is the father of lies. What blows my mind is the sheer quantity of credulous people who willingly and happily believe lies, but mock the truth when offered.

    I would say, “How can there be this many stupid prople?”, but I know how.

    Maranatha, is all I can say.

  10. Fail Burton
    September 8th, 2015 @ 2:04 pm

    Thou shalt not suffer a feministe. Spurn them wherever ye shall encounter them and throw them far away, even unto a far mountain top or Mars.

  11. Daniel Freeman
    September 8th, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

    No, and it won’t until the Federal Department of Education is eliminated. That should be a top goal of the next Republican POTUS. Mere elimination of its Office of Civil Rights would leave the framework in place for it to be immediately re-established, with all the same anti-male prejudices, as soon as the next Democrat gets in office.

  12. Southern Air Pirate
    September 8th, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

    Meanwhile in other rape news

    Woman is raped by friend (who is also a woman) pretending to be a man.

  13. mole
    September 9th, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    I occasionally sit as a Justice of the peace in my old hometown in Oz.
    Im a huge fan of the concept of perjury being actively prosecuted (though it almost never is).
    Its one of the cornerstones of justice that a lie is deterred or punished under oath. Your title 9 crap seems to completely skip that part.

  14. Daniel Freeman
    September 9th, 2015 @ 3:22 am

    It’s not even valid Title IX, which prohibits discrimination; colleges and universities are being sued under that statute for failing to treat men fairly. The mandate for unfair procedures is an invention of the executive branch.

    The OCR of the DoE sent the “Dear Colleague” letter out to institutions of higher learning, while it has the power to take away their students’ ability to get Federally-subsidized student loans (without which they would have a severe disadvantage).

  15. Quartermaster
    September 9th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    Mars isn’t nearly far enough.

  16. Robert What?
    September 9th, 2015 @ 11:10 pm

    College is rapidly becoming a “hostile environment” for young men.