You won’t hear them admit it, but one of the primary reasons campus rape activists are loath to create a larger role for law enforcement in campus rape cases is that they correctly perceive that the legal system would summarily dismiss many if not most of the cases that lead to disciplinary sanctions in campus courts.As I have recently been pointing out in re Patrick Kane. Because he's subject to proper civil procedure, the barfly's flimsy case has been officially dropped. Let's drop the puck.
Mr Willick continues, "This is also the reason, by the way, that fraternities are so enthusiastic about the Safe Campus Act." That's where the Bootlegger and Baptist dynamic starts.
So conservatives pushing the Safe Campus Act should aim not to be champions of the frat boys, but as champions of pragmatism, liberty, and the belief that people can change their culture without heavy-handed intervention from the authorities.The tussle involves more than the women of the fevered brow and the party boys. Administrators, particularly at enrollment-challenged not-too-selective institutions, create the sub-prime party school environment to bring in students, whilst offering employment to third-rate graduates of victim studies disciplines in order to tick the diversity boxes on the way up. Here's a previous, not-bylined American Interest article on what happens.
Watch the upcoming battle over the Safe Campus Act closely. It’s about more than reporting technicalities; it’s about an ongoing culture war that will resonate for a generation.
Partly as a result of feminist-inspired social change, partly for other reasons, we’ve created an environment where young people have virtually unrestricted access to intoxicating substances ranging from alcohol to ecstasy, we’ve removed traditional prohibitions on premarital sex, and we’ve demolished traditional restraints on sexually adventurous behavior by both young men and young women. Yet somehow the sexual utopia has failed to arrive. Instead of creating a gender-blind paradise of sexual bliss, we seem to have constructed an arena of sexual competition that advantages—men.I've been raising this point for twelve years. It's encouraging to see others catching on.
This is the paradox helping to drive the sex wars on campus: “liberated” sex often works out better for young men than for young women, so efforts to free women from so-called repressive sexual norms sometimes reinforce male privilege rather than challenging it.
In the meantime, though, it looks as if the big winners of the sexual revolution are the hordes of shallow, privileged men swiping through scantily-clad women on iPhone dating apps. This is not, it seems safe to say, what Betty Friedan had in mind.Probably not, and the new dispensation does little to quell the understandable rage of women, or of nebbishes.