Our thanks to Jeff for pointing us to a woeful piece on ‘laddish campus culture’ in the Telegraph. An excerpt:
Universities have been told to set up a task force to examine the growth of sexist laddish culture on British campuses.
Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, has written to university vice-chancellors, instructing them to investigate sexual and verbal assaults on women.
Earlier this year, in a study commissioned by the Telegraph, one in three women said they had suffered a sexual assault or endured unwanted advances on British campuses.
A cynical conflation of ‘suffered a sexual assault’ and ‘endured unwanted advances’ there, of the sort feminists have employed for decades. Shame on the (male) journalist for employing the same tactic. People wanting to understand more about fraudulent feminist research should read Swayne O’Pie’s Why Britain Hates Men: Exposing Feminism.
I was at university over 1976-9, at one of the three most elite universities in the UK – Oxford, Cambridge, and Reading. I’d have thought far more a third of female students would have ‘endured unwanted advances’ at that time. Hopefully they weren’t emotionally scarred for life in the process.
How might Sajid Javid suggest the ‘problem’ of unwanted advances be solved? And more to the point, what the hell is he doing, as the Business Secretary, writing to university vice-chancellors on the matter, beyond the pathetic pretext of having three daughters? Sadly, his intervention is not a surprise. Despite being the first Conservative Business Secretary in many years, he is continuing the previous government’s anti-meritocratic initiative of bullying major companies into appointing more women into their senior levels, regardless of the consequences.
As we know from the experiences of students in the US and elsewhere, when universities start to conduct investigations into alleged sexual assaults, they quickly launch kangaroo courts in which male students are found guilty unless they’re able to prove their innocence, almost always an impossible task. Men’s university careers are brought to an end merely on the word of women, who may have one or more of numerous reasons to make false allegations. Janet Bloomfield outlined 13 reasons women lie about rape. Jonathan Taylor explored 10 reasons false rape accusations are common.
Only the police should be investigating sexual assaults on women – and men, for that matter. The alternative is to deny them due process, the feminist objective all along. From the article:
California has become the first state to introduce a “yes means yes” law, in which students must get explicit consent from their partner before embarking on sex.
Such consent is not deemed to have been given if the other person is drunk.
For ‘person’, read ‘woman’. Universities will have no interest in sober women having sex with drunk men. If a drunk man has sex with a drunk woman, have they raped each other? The idea is ridiculous. In the UK at least, only the woman in that scenario would legally be judged to have been raped. Under the terms of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, only men can rape.
Which brings me naturally to the issue of gender differences in moral agency expectations, and one of my favourite short videos by Alison Tieman, a Canadian Honey Badger I much admire, Men’s Rights versus Feminism explained with magnets.