Blue&White wrote:The case he used, if those are really the facts, certainly calls into question whether or not the crime of rape or sexual assault has been committed. However, taking one example that fits your purpose, and extrapolating that to mean that women are not sexually assaulted at the rate they claim and are actually over reporting either harmless touching or consensual sex as rape because they all now covet the victim status and government intervention is a pretty disgusting point to make.
I think even the case he referenced is pretty bad. When a girl says no, it means no. Perhaps a judge and a jury of her peers might say otherwise, but for him to conclude that she's just seeking victim status? That's just incredible to me.
If Will had just stuck with the theme that the Administration is overreaching in holding Universities accountable to criminal activity (which I'm not sure they do....I think this might have more to do with the Cleary Act, and the reporting of crimes. Underreporting sexual assault might fall under that), that's a much better debate to have, and he doesn't run into any problems.
But when he suggested that these girls are seeking victim status, or as psu_dad suggests, prefer it to admitting a mistake - in the face of sexual assault allegations, that becomes an entirely different matter.
The larger problem is that it's just not him.This song
(I think it might be NSFW btw) became a national hit, to the point that it was performed in the MTV award shows. The problem is that the song essentially promotes date rape
And of course we've heard a few stories over the years where a girl gets gang raped in HS (drunk) and very little happens to the boys, but the girls get ostracized for going to the police.
This is a huge problem, and it's getting worse. Maybe it's because I have one cousin who just graduated college, and another just entering college....but when you talk to them, they have it ingrained in them to be scared of men, because of the fear of sexual assault. The one girl is a runner, and every time she does, she probably has a spark of fear every time she comes across a man. And if something does happen to her, and she doesn't have a rape whistle or something, she'll get criticized by society for not being prepared. Because it's her fault that men rape woman.
We talk about "Bad Decisions"...take the girl above. She said "no". Isn't that enough? Simply because she was laying in bed with him, meant he's allowed to have sex with her? Or going to broader sense, is the punishment for drinking getting raped?
It's not woman who should have to change their habits. It's men.