13 Jun 2015

Amherst Student Was Expelled for Rape. But He Was Raped, Evidence Shows.

Amherst College expelled a male student who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student while he was blacked out. Again, while he was blacked out. The woman he allegedly assaulted was fully lucid.
How did that happen? It didn’t. The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the male student did nothing wrong. If anyone committed sexual assault during their encounter, it was in fact the female student.
The male student, “John Doe,” is suing Amherst. KC Johnson parsed his lawsuit here. Agreeing with Johnson’s analysis, The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow wrote:
This is one of the few cases where we have an actually good idea of what happened the night in question. Doe accompanied the accuser (who was Doe's girlfriend's roommate) to her dorm room. The accuser performed oral sex on a blacked out Doe (Johnson notes that even the Amherst hearing found Doe's account of being blacked out "credible"). Doe leaves. The accuser then texted two people: First, a male student she had a crush on — whom she invited over after a heavily flirtatious exchange earlier in the evening. Then, a female friend.
The accuser said during her hearing that she only texted one friend to help her handle the assault as she felt "very alone and confused." But her texts with her female friend give no indication of an assault. Rather, the accuser texted her friend "Ohmygod I jus did something so fuckig stupid" [sic throughout]. She then proceeded to fret that she had done something wrong and her roommate would never talk to her again, because "it's pretty obvi I wasn't an innocent bystander."
She also complained that the other man, who had come over after the alleged assault, had taken until 5 in the morning to finally have sex with her.
The accuser found herself friendless after the encounter, when her roommate discovered what she had done.
Between the encounter with Doe and the accusation — nearly two years later — the accuser developed new friends. And as it happens, these new friends were all "victims' advocates."
After making those new friends, long after the incident, she accused John Doe of assaulting her. The adjudication process, as described by Johnson, was a Kafkaesque farce:
Despite an accuser who offered borderline non-coherent responses that subtly expanded on her initial story, the panel ultimately accepted her credibility. It ruled that while Doe likely was “blacked out” during the oral sex, “[b]eing intoxicated or impaired by drugs or alcohol is never an excuse.” Since AS [the female] said she withdrew consent at some point during the sexual act, and since Doe couldn’t challenge that recollection, the panel was at least 50.01 percent inclined to believe the accuser’s tale.
Keep in mind what happened here. John Doe was with his girlfriend’s roommate when he blacked out. She then performed oral sex on him. She immediately regretted it—not because Doe had done anything wrong, but because she had done something wrong. Yet he was expelled.
This outcome was obviously a gross miscarriage of justice. I think even the most staunchly pro-victim anti-rape activists would admit that (maybe). But it strikes me that this is exactly the kind of confounding verdict that a college is likely to reach when forced to adhere to the favored policies of the anti-rape activists: affirmative consent and preponderance of the evidence standards. When university administrators poorly trained in legal procedures are asked to determine whether it is more likely than not an accused student had obtained ongoing, enthusiastic, affirmative consent during a sexual encounter, they will invariably convict the innocent.
In a twisted sense, administrators were correct to find John Doe guilty. He was accused of sexual assault, and he couldn't prove the encounter was consensual. Imagine if he had accused her of sexual assault as well—the panel might very well have concluded that they raped each other.

11 comments:

  1. You really have to avoid females these days. The feminist movement has left them with enormous power to imprison any male on a whim, and all males are familiar with their fickle whims. I'm glad I'm getting old, because girls are just no good anymore.

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  2. NOT all females are bad, not all of us are brainwashed by this BS going on, so these so called feminist are saying all guys are bad and you are saying all females are bad, makes YOU no different then them!

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  3. It doesn't matter that you're 'one of the good ones' when all it would take for you to destroy someone's life is to get upset for whatever reason and get convinced that 'you're the victim'. The problem is the power imbalance, and it exists whether or not you actually use it.

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  4. He should now accuse her of sexual assault, since, technically, she did assault him.

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  5. That is absurd, I would be no more convince now then any other time on weather I was a "victim" and you saying it like I am insane... when all it would take for you to destroy someone's life is to get upset for whatever reason and GET CONVINCED THAT YOU ARE THE VICTIM... that is some f*** up sh** you are talking right there! I have not destroyed anyones life... and you are either a victim or your not, you know there is such a thing as a victim of a crime, its not made up, your talking about someone lying about being a victim and how do you know there is such a huge power imbalance? HOW??

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  6. Yes, it is quite f-cked up indeed, but people can be quite motivated to believe that a given situation is all someone else's fault, especially during highly emotional situations like a breakup, divorce, child custody dispute, and the court numbers show that most of the time it is in-fact the woman behaving in this way...


    No person should have the legal equivalent of a loaded gun pointed at the head of the person they hook up with / date / marry, especially not when the other person has no equivalent, and especially when the person with that power is provably the one whose MORE likely to abuse it.

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  7. I noticed you never actually answered my question.......

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  8. Except I did answer your question, "How do I know there's such a huge power imbalance? READ THE F'ING ARTICLE! A man was expelled FOR HAVING BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A WOMAN, all because she regretted her actions, decided almost 2 years later that she was "the victim", and found herself supported by an unfair and irrational system that's stacked against the constitutional and fundamental human rights of men."



    Did you even bother to read the article? It specifically discusses how these particular policies put men at a distinct disadvantage.


    If you want to see even more go see how quickly judges grant restraining orders based on incoherent narratives that don't amount to just cause even on their face, or how jobless noncustodial mothers are RARELY jailed for failure to pay child support whereas "dead beat dads" are locked up for it.

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  9. So your saying YOU are the real victim,,, got it!

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  10. I'm saying that in this particular scenario, and all too often, the MAN is the victim, and yes, with regard to the imbalance of power (which on its face is a violation of the constitution's equal protection clause) MEN are in-fact the victims.

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  11. Justice4AllNow15 July 2015 at 08:06

    "You really have to avoid females these days"

    Love that. Buy an expensive a mannequin, much safer.

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