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DeVos Will Roll Back Obama-Era Protections for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault


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DeVos Will Roll Back Obama-Era Protections for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault

Diane Ravitch

In a speech at George Mason University, one of the few universities where she can speak without student protests, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a retreat from the guidelines protecting victims of sexual assault on campus. She devoted equal time in her speech to the rights of the victims of rape and the rights of those accused of rape.


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Why is George Mason University one of the few campuses that Devious “can speak without student protests” ?


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Because their male students are clones of Trump and the women are clones of Devious.


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Apparently women in college are standing in line to make bogus rape claims, at least according to Ms. Jackson. Because they know that when they do, they make themselves vulnerable and rather than getting the help and support they deserve, they will be met with the contempt of men and women who believe ‘Oh, she really wanted it’.

Yep, I just bet those women are standing in line waiting for that.

At what point did we lose sight of the fact that young men have raging amounts of testosterone that can over-ride their judgment? Are we oblivious to the fact that rape is violence against women, and that it happens all over the world, all the time? since the beginning of humanity?

So what’s the point here? Boys will be boys? Or, that the girls don’t suffer any lasting damage? (I heard that one out of the mouth of a Pastor).

To me this sounds like an apologia for that ‘poor rich boy’ who will be classified as a sex offender for the rest of his life for “twenty minutes of action”.

There probably are a few false allegations, even given the consequences to the woman making those accusations. But 90%?! Wow. And just what do DeVos and Jackson think these women get by making false accusations?

That we are ‘rolling back’ protections for victims of rape demonstrates an incredible lack of compassion and justice. It’s a clear reflection of the depravity of our ‘leaders’. I am sickened.


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“At what point did we lose sight of the fact that young men have raging amounts of testosterone that can over-ride their judgment?”
Rape is not an act of lust or passion. It is an act of domination and aggression.
“To me this sounds like an apologia for that ‘poor rich boy’ who will be classified as a sex offender for the rest of his life for ‘twenty minutes of action’.”
Actually, those remarks arose from the infamous case in which a Stanford student raped an unconscious Stanford student, and was sentenced to six months, rather than the 3, 6 or 8 year prison term the less privileged defendant could expect to receive. The important distinction is that that was a criminal prosecution. The defendant had the right to a trial by jury, and to be found not guilty unless the accusation was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. What Devos is talking about are administrative hearings in which codes of student conduct (like don’t rape your classmates) are enforced. There is no sex offender registration or incarceration involved. Yes, a student could be expelled or suspended, but a student could also be expelled or suspended for drinking on campus, for turning in a plagiarized paper or for failing every class. The student doesn’t have a right to a jury and proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he actually didn’t grasp anything at all about calculus and therefore deserved the F. There are a number of standards of proof found in the law – probable cause (the claim is colorable), preponderance of evidence (more probable than not that the claim is true), clear and compelling evidence (highly probable that the claim is true) or beyond a reasonable doubt (no rational possibility that the claim is not true.) These administrative hearings afford due process if they use a standard of preponderance of evidence. If the evidence is in equipoise, then the claim is not sustained. If it is more likely than not that the claim is true, the claim is sustained.


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$adism runs in the family line. DeVos’s brother Erik Prince was head of the mercenary op Blackwater, and is now being considered to take over (post-privatization, his goal) the official U.S. work in Afghanistan. He is reputedly to receive an annual sum of $10,000,000,000.
That’s right, billion.


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Not to mention the Devious family’s second to none pyramid scheme…Amway.