campus rape / Rape/ Sexual Assault

Thirty Years of Failed Presidential Leadership on Campus Rape

College administrators have known about the campus rape problem for three decades, and they have been mandated to address it for two decades, why has so little been done? The answer is failed presidential leadership. Karen Barnett first documented the campus rape problem in her 1982 article “Date Rape” in Ms. magazine, and Ms. published … Continue reading

Harvard Law Professors Join the Anti-Rape Movement Backlash
Rape/ Sexual Assault / The Courts

Harvard Law Professors Join the Anti-Rape Movement Backlash

On October 15th, 28 current and retired Harvard Law professors penned an op-ed calling upon the university to abandon its new sexual harassment policy on the grounds that it violates the due process rights of the accused. According to emeritus professor Alan M. Dershowitz, the new policy is “political correctness run amok.” In this post, I briefly summarize Harvard’s new policy and … Continue reading

Campus Rape: The Second Wave of the Backlash Against Anti-Rape Activism
Rape/ Sexual Assault

Campus Rape: The Second Wave of the Backlash Against Anti-Rape Activism

Much like the backlash of the 1980s and ’90s, today’s rape apologia comes in four distinct, but interconnected, forms: denying the problem exists, blaming the victim, vilifying whistleblowers and turning perpetrators into victims. Below, we outline the ways in which conservative backlashers are attempting to undermine the work of anti-rape activists—and, thankfully, how they’re failing. Continue reading