ROOT CAUSES OF CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULTS

Sep 5, 2018 by

“Root Causes of Campus Sexual Assaults”

By Donna Garner

9.5.18

Most people seem to be afraid to say it; therefore, I will. 

If we really want to stop campus sexual assaults, we need to focus on the root causes. Young women need to be taught the proper way to dress and to act around men. Both men and women need to face the realities of consuming alcohol/drugs because those numb the parts of the brain that power inhibitions, sexual urges, self-control over impulses, and wise decision making.

To put all of the blame on males is not going to resolve the sexual abuse problem.  Obama’s Title IX “Dear Colleague” letters did not have the force of law but were so intimidating that K-16 schools were pressured to adopt them. Thankfully the Trump administration is working hard to undo most of those Title IX Obama-era guidelines. [Please see important links at the bottom of this page.]

Some years ago my husband and I had arrived early at a meeting of college students. We sat in our car and began to observe the college-age students as they went into the meeting.  We were truly shocked at the state of undress exhibited by these college young women. If they dress that way for a meeting, a person can only imagine what they wear or don’t wear to a party! 

Because males are easily stimulated visually, young women need to monitor the way they dress and act around them.  Inappropriate touching, inappropriate clothing, inappropriate sharing of dirty jokes combined with alcohol and/or drugs create a recipe for sexual misbehavior.

Women most assuredly do send “signals” to men by the way they act, talk, and dress. The shortness of their dresses, the tightness of their clothing, the amount of skin showing, the allurement of revealed underwear  – all are sexually stimulating to the male mind; and if most young women were honest, they would say they know this and that they enjoy their power over men.  However, when the male’s testosterone kicks in and his judgment is impaired by alcohol/drugs, the woman can certainly end up being sexually assaulted.   

Who was at fault?  It was not just the man; both the young man and the young woman are responsible.  

It goes without saying that certainly there are situations caused by violence over which the victim has no control; and the natural consequences of such behavior must definitely be directed at the abuser.]  

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9.5.18 — Breitbart

“Feminists Rage over Trump Admin Push for Due Process in Campus Sexual Misconduct Allegations”

By Dr. Susan Berry

Excerpts from this article:

Feminists are melting down at the news the Trump education department plans to ensure those accused of sexual misconduct on campus will be entitled to due process.

In September 2017, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released interim Title IX guidance that withdrew the 2011 Obama-era “Dear Colleague” letter on campus sexual violence.

The [Obama Dear Colleague] letter discouraged the use of police investigations as primary because of their higher standards for criminal evidence and threatened schools with a loss of Title IX funding if they did not conduct their own investigations into sexual misconduct complaints that favored the alleged victims.

“[W]hen taking steps to separate the complainant and alleged perpetrator, a school should minimize the burden on the complainant,” the Obama administration stated.

The education department [under Sect. Betsy DeVos] will hold a public comment period before the new rules are announced. DeVos has already conducted listening sessions with survivors of sexual misconduct, campus administrators, parents, students falsely accused of sexual misconduct, and experts on the issue.

“Most alarming,” writes Abby Gardner at Glamour, is that “changes to federal policy on campus sexual misconduct will bolster the rights of the accused.”

…Gardner [Glamour magazine] cites likely 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful [far-left Democrat] Sen. Kamala Harris, who warned changes to the Obama policies will “jeopardize student safety.”

The proposed new rules were leaked to the New York Times last week. Liz Hill, a spokeswoman for the education department, said the department was “in the midst of a deliberative process” and that information leaked to the Times “is premature and speculative, and therefore, we have no comment.”

The Times stated the proposed rules “narrow the definition of sexual harassment, holding schools accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses.”

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason, howeverasserts the Obama-era definition “was simply too broad, and imperiled speech that is obviously protected under the First Amendment, like giving a wrong answer on a quiz, or making a joke, or using a gendered salutation.”

Steiner [writer for a pop culture website] complains further:

But wait! It gets worse. The education secretary, who has endorsed a policy of using mediation to reach informal resolutions in cases of campus assault, wants to allow victims and their accused perpetrators to request any evidence they want from each other. In addition, victims and perpetrators would be able to cross-examine each other during the mediation.

Yahoo’s Elise Solé also finds the proposed mediation process — and the fact that a higher burden of proof of misconduct will be encouraged — unacceptable.

“Betsy DeVos’s new college plan allows alleged sexual offenders to demand proof from their victims,” is the headline of Solé’s article, in which she bemoans the secretary is “introducing new measures to colleges and universities that would, among other changes, allow people accused of sexual misconduct to cross-examine their victims and request evidence.”

…While DeVos made herself clear that “acts of sexual misconduct are reprehensible, disgusting, and unacceptable,” she nevertheless asserted, “The era of ‘rule by letter’ is over,” referring to the Obama “Dear Colleague” letter.

The secretary added:

Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach. With the heavy hand of Washington tipping the balance of her scale, the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.

This unraveling of justice is shameful, it is wholly un-American, and it is anathema to the system of self-governance to which our Founders pledged their lives over 240 years ago.

The Daily News’s editorial board says due process is exactly what is needed to put an end to the “kangaroo courts” that have erupted on college campuses:

Today, the accused have no way to see the evidence against them, no way to appeal. Tomorrow, they are likely to be able to cross-examine accusers, and vice versa.

The hands wringing that fair procedures will terrify young women out of reporting serious violations ought to be applauding efforts to make Title IX a credible tool to vindicate victims.

Soave agrees.

“[T]he idea that a person accused of sexual misconduct deserves some opportunity to scrutinize his accuser’s claims, or at the very least compel an administrator to do so, shouldn’t be seen as wildly controversial,” he said.

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OBAMA-ERA MISGUIDED SOCIAL JUSTICE AGENDA

9.7.17 – “Betsy DeVos to Scrap Obama Campus Sex Policy That ‘Weaponized’ Government to ‘Work Against Students’”9— Dr. Susan Berry – Breitbarthttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/07/betsy-devos-scrap-obama-campus-sex-policy-weaponized-government-work-students/

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9.13.17 –   “Secretary DeVos Begins to Rectify the Title IX Mistake” — By George Leef — The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal — https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2017/09/secretary-devos-begins-rectify-title-ix-mistake/

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THREE OBAMA-ERA DICTATES THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDO: 

5.13.16 — https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

4.4.11 — http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.pdf

10.26.10 — http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201010.pdf  [Title IX as written states that there must not be discrimination against people based upon their race, color, national origin, disability, or sex (i.e., male or female).  In 10.26.10, the Obama administration arbitrarily extrapolated the word “sex” to mean gender identity. It is this misinterpretation by the Obama administration – never voted on by Congress — that has brought about the transgender bathroom debacle.]  

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2.12.18 — “Trump Ed. Dept. To Stop Considering Transgender Bathroom Discrimination Complaints” – by Naomi Lim – Washington Examiner (with comments from Donna Garner) — http://www.educationviews.org/education-department-to-cease-considering-transgender-restroom-discrimination-complaints-report/

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