Feminists Oppose Changing College Rape Investigation Guidelines

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently announced her Department is rescinding the 2011 Dear Colleague letter. This letter issued guidelines on how schools should handle sexual assault cases under Title IX law — or risk losing federal funds. The 2011 guidelines instructed colleges use the lowest standard of proof, “preponderance of the evidence,” when deciding whether a student is guilty of sexual assault.  That standard meant there was a 50.1% possibility a sexual assault occurred. Whether an assault actually occurred or the incident was a false accusation made no difference to college administrators. Accused male students were often expelled.

DeVos said colleges were free to abandon the 2011 standard and raise it to a higher standard known as “clear and convincing evidence.” Additionally, after a public input period lasting several months, DeVos will issue new investigation rules.

Feminists immediately voiced opposition against changing the 2011 standards.

Feminist Senator Patty Murry stated DeVos's decision "may cause survivors of sexual assault to go back into the shadows, allowing predators to continue to roam college campuses and the epidemic of college sexual assault to spread".  The Senator then recommended 6 steps which would provide support for campus sexual assault survivors. The steps include maintaining the 2011 standards.

Another feminist politician, Senator Dianne Feinstein stated "DeVos is putting rights of the accused above those of sexual assault victims. Absolutely unconscionable."

A Senator from New York, staunch feminist Kristen Gillbrand, said "This betrays students. Betsy DeVos should be doing everything she can to make Title IX enforcement stronger."  and ".Let’s fight back to make sure Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education do not turn their backs on survivors of campus sexual assault."  She then penned an extensive article  for Cosmopolitan Magazine defending the 2011  “preponderance of the evidence” standard claiming it already protects accused students’ rights.

The feminist organization 'The National Women's Law Center' issued a statement:  "This interim guidance will have a devastating impact on students and schools. It will discourage students from reporting assaults, create uncertainty for schools on how to follow the law, and make campuses less safe. This misguided directive is a huge step back to a time when sexual assault was a secret that was swept under the rug. Hundreds of thousands of parents, students, alumnae, and school officials know what’s at risk and have strongly urged the department to keep the [2011] guidance in place. It’s reckless to ignore these voices."

The National Organization of Women (NOW) categorized male students accused of rape as a "privileged" group. NOW also stated "Because of this callous decision, students are now at risk of losing tools that provided a path to justice–access to Title IX coordinators, and an Office of Civil Rights that listened."

Lastly, The Feminist Majority Foundation condemned Devos's proposed changes stating:
"The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the heartless statements of Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education today that attack Title IX as we know it and threaten crucial guidelines that protect survivors of sexual violence. We’re calling on college administrators to oppose Secretary DeVos’ baseless approach to addressing campus sexual violence."

Feminists are strongly against changing the 2011 “preponderance of the evidence" standard. They have no problem with false rape accusations against male students. They are not interested in establishing guilt based on clear evidence. They aren't interested in being fair to everyone. Instead, feminist are interested in maintaining an investigation procedure requiring minimal evidence of guilt. They are interested in keeping a system where truth and fact are based on gender. Women are presumed truthful. Accused men are presumed liars.

Feminists are assuming accused male students are guilty of sexual assault. Feminists are judging students on the basis of their gender rather than their actions.

Feminism IS sexism.

It is hoped Betsy Devos can create an investigation procedure which judges students solely on the basis of their actions. Feminists, however, have other ideas. They plan on fighting Devos and any campus reforms she initiates.

October 18, 2017

False Rape Accusations Levied Against TV Host

Charles Payne, host of “Making Money” on Fox Business and Scottie Nell Hughes, a political commentator, had a 2 year long sexual affair. Both were married and cheating on their spouses. Mrs. Hughes ended their affair in 2015.

Two years later, she accused Payne of sexual harassment including being coerced into a 2 year sexual relationship with him. Payne was subsequently suspended in July 2017, while the network investigated her allegation. Payne, acknowledged what he described as a two-year “romantic relationship” from 2013 - 2015 but denied any harassment had occurred.  Mrs. Hughes claims she was blackballed from the network after she ended the affair and later reported Payne to top executives at Fox News claiming sexual misconduct. Mrs. Hughes was never an employee of Fox News, but appeared as a guest across on numerous Fox News and Fox Business Network programs with the hope of becoming a paid contributor. She worked as a paid contributor at CNN during the 2016 presidential election. Her contract with CNN ended this past January.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Mrs. Hughes told her lawyer, that she stayed in the relationship with Payne because she believed he would help her chances of landing a position at Fox network.

After Fox completed its investigation, Payne returned to the network in early September. On September 18, Hughes and her attorneys, Douglas Wigdor and Jeanne M. Christensen, filed a lawsuit against Fox News and Payne, alleging that Payne raped her over a 2 year period from 2013 - 2015.

In her lawsuit, Mrs. Hughes said that Mr. Payne had “pressured” his way into her hotel room in July 2013 and coerced her to have sexual intercourse with him, even though she had refused his advances. She said that over the next two years she was forced to engage in a sexual relationship with Mr. Payne.  In exchange, she said, she received career opportunities, including increased appearances on Fox News and Fox Business and the promise that Mr. Payne would help her land a contributor contract, a job that can pay several hundred thousand dollars a year.

Mrs. Hughes claim of being forced to have sex with another man over a 2 year period seems a complete farce. Nobody put a gun to her head. Nobody tied her down. Nobody threatened to punch her. Nobody drugged her. Nobody forced her to drink alcohol. Mrs. Hughes was free to say 'NO' at anytime over a 2 year period. Her judgement was not impaired. She was a grown adult in charge of her own decisions.

This is not rape. Instead, its a backstabbing wife claiming her cheating and lying is not her fault. This is a wife who advanced her career by hurting her family. This is a wife being self centered.

Perhaps the fraudulent rape lawsuit against Payne - a member of the media - will make journalists reconsider their biased reporting about college rape investigation guidelines. Too often, journalists undermine issues of false rape allegations.

Biased media reporting such as this Associated Press / PBS article discussing possible changes to college sexual assault investigation guidelines is common.  The article includes assistant secretary for civil rights Candice Jackson's flippant comment "90%" of sexual assault accusations [on college campuses] fall into the category of, We were both drunk' & her subsequent apology saying she did not mean to diminish anyone's sexual violence  experience. The article also included the hypocritical statement by feminist Senator Patty Murray claiming Jackson's comment shows the Office of Civil rights "is not prepared to take accounts from [sexual assault] survivors seriously". In fact, since the 2011 "Dear Colleague” letter, the Office of Civil rights has not taken statements from the accused seriously. Neither have colleges. Neither has Senator Murray. The Associated Press / PBS article concludes by giving an example of sexual assault at Baylor University but ignores examples of false rape such as the fraudulent University of Virginia rape case.

The Associated Press and PBS give readers the impression that problems with fraudulent rape accusations are overstated therefore current guidelines should not be changed. This is not objective reporting.

Journalists should realize the lenient standards of guilt they support against male students can also be used against the media. If a media employee like Charles Payne can be falsely accused, then journalists are equally vulnerable whether they work for Fox News, ABC News or CNN.

The rape allegations against Charles Payne are ridiculous. If found liable, it means grown adult women are not accountable for their actions.

October 5, 2017

An Example of Female Domestic Violence

In July, South Carolina mom, Jessica Edens murdered her two children as well as one other women.  Her husband, Benjamin Edens, had filed for a divorced and they were involved in a custody dispute over their daughter. Jessica's son was from her first marriage.

Around 5 p.m. July 13, Jessica Edens drove to a Greenville, South Carolina apartment complex where her estranged husband lived and shot 28-year-old Meredith Rahme while she was in the parking garage. She died at the scene. Benjamin Edens and Rahme worked together. Jessica believed the two were dating Police, however, said they were uncertain of any romantic relationship and described them only as co-workers. Edens' children were in the Jeep when she murdered Rahme.

Edens immediately escaped the garage and drove the Jeep to the Greenville-Pickens Speedway where she then murdered her two children with a .40 caliber handgun. The violent and vindictive mom placed one final phone call to her husband before turning the gun on herself. According to the Greenville News, she left a phone message stating  “Everyone you love is gone. Do you hear me? I’m about to be gone too."

Inside the Jeep, Jessica left three notes. The 1st note was addressed to her first husband: “To Nate, I don’t know what to say. You gave me my first child. I will be forever greatful (sic) because of you,” she said. “I never meant to cause you as much pain as this.” The 2nd note was addressed to her family: “To my parents and my sister, I am so sorry for the pain I am causing all of you. You’ve all always been there for me and I love you all so much.” The final note was addressed to her second husband, Ben: "You have caused me more pain that I’ve ever been in in my life. You have caused my children pain. I hope you rot one day for what you have done to me and my kids … I hope you live with pain and shame and guilt for the rest of your life,”

Below an Inquistr.com  article summarizing this story, a university feminist wrote a comment. Her remark, the highest ranked comment on the article appears below

The feminist would not hold Jessica accountable for her crimes. Instead, she took the tact of implying husbands have no attachment to their children and relationships with men should be devalued.

Also, several news outlets speculated about Eden's reason for committing murder.  Some concluded that Ben and Meredith may have been involved in an affair during Ben's marriage and this is what caused Jessica to kill everyone. Thus, blame was shifted from Jessica to Ben. Whether or not he and Meredith were in a relationship is irrelevant information. Can a husband justifiably kill his cheating wife? Can he shoot their kids? Can he kill her boyfriend? Husbands killing family members is always considered domestic violence by the media.  

Women such as Jessica Edens should be thought of as no different than these husbands. Women like Edens should be afforded no sympathy. They should be given no excuses.

Jessica Edens is an example of female domestic violence.

August 30, 2017