Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Regret equals rape"

What in the world?
A student expelled from Washington and Lee University for alleged sexual misconduct will be allowed to continue with his gender bias lawsuit against the school, U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon ruled on Aug. 8. In the lawsuit, a Title IX officer at the school is quoted during a presentation she gave to the woman who later accused John Doe. The Title IX officer is alleged to have said “regret equals rape” and “went on to state her belief that this point was a new idea everyone, herself included, is starting to agree with.” Shortly thereafter, an allegation of misconduct was launched against John Doe. The Title IX officer played a significant role in the investigatory process.
This story only originally caught my eye because I graduated from W&L. I have to say that I am surprised that this degree of political correctness (or whatever you want to call it) has infiltrated my alma mater.

I don't know how anyone can say that "regret equals rape" in a logical and sane world if those words mean what they ordinarily mean. I know that colleges and universities have to take some role in dealing with these issues, but an allegation of rape is a very serious allegation. I don't understand why colleges and universities are injecting themselves into what should be a criminal investigation by law enforcement.

I guess doubting women's claims has political risks. Ruining men's lives does not.


  1. I'm not sure I follow. Are they saying that if she says yes, but later regrets it, it's rape?

    1. You are understanding the meaning correctly. Amazing, no?

  2. ah well, men - like bruce says: " who the hell would want to be a man?"