Male College Students: if you sexually assault a female student you might be expelled. AFTER graduation

An interesting segment on the Daily Show. Watch the whole thing. Especially the end.

Man: “Let’s be real, let’s be real here Jessica, you’re telling me that women just spend their whole day navigating an obstacle course of sexual menace?”

Woman: “Yeah. Pretty much.”

Man: “Seriously.”

Woman: “Seriously.”

Man: “Hah … sorry. But not all men are bad. I mean some are still gentlemen. Thank you very much.”

Woman: “Oh. OK, yeah. Thanks. You know what, I’ll keep that in mind the next time a guy says he wants to lick my back when I’m walking to work at eight in the fucking morning.”

VAW

7 responses to “Male College Students: if you sexually assault a female student you might be expelled. AFTER graduation

  1. They really nailed this one.

  2. arch stanton

    James Madison University.

    LOL yep for sure.

    Too bad.

  3. Unfortunately the universities seem to be walking in the middle of the road, getting hit by the traffic going both ways.

    They are investigating serious felonies (rape and sexual assault) with amateur staff, no legal investigative power, no rights for the defendant, and a loose standard of proof.

    Then they split the difference by imposing, in many cases, pathetic, comically limited consequences as a result of this flawed process. Which seems irrational in isolation but, on the other hand, how harshly to you want to punish someone based on the outcome of the process in paragraph #1?

    Better, perhaps, to leave crime and punishment to law enforcement, and say anyone indicted on a felony charge is suspended pending its resolution, expelled if guilty.

    • Given the prevalence of the problem, perhaps the better solution isn’t that universities should stop doing the very little they currently do, but rather that they get professional staff and take things seriously.

  4. Horatio Algeranon

    “James Madison Justice”
    — by Horatio Algeranon

    The punishment
    For harassment
    Is banishment
    Post commencement

  5. how harshly to you want to punish someone based on the outcome of the process in paragraph #1?

    1. How about you do something helpful – like ensuring that the person who offended/ grabbed/ groped/ assaulted/ raped someone is moved to accommodation well away from the person who reported the offence.

    2. Quite apart from non-study issues, what will you do about the lectures, tutorials, lab groups, drama groups or other study activities that these people have shared up until this point. The “solution” currently used by most colleges is to say that they “can’t do anything” to separate the two (or more) students in question. Mealy-mouthed cowardice really. What we know, and I suspect in many cases the colleges hope for, is that the reporting woman will drop out or flunk out by the end of the semester. At which point, hey presto!, the problem disappears.