The boys referred me to an article reviewing US academic Stephen Baskerville’s book, The New Politics of Sex, (Angelico Press, 2017) by F. Roger Devlin, “The Criminalization of masculinity.” This is a good over view of the standard evils that feminism has delivered, and how the sexual revolution has harmed men, and led to the degradation of sex. But what caught my eye was the move by feminists to make heterosexual relations sex into rape, something the radical feminists in the 1970s only dreamt of. Here is what is happening on US university campuses:
“For decades, feminists have assiduously promoted the lie that one woman in four (sometimes five) is raped while attending university. “Reputable scholars who investigate [such] claims,” writes Baskerville, “readily conclude that it is not simply exaggerated but a hoax.” At most, a lot of women, unprotected by traditional behavioral expectations, are learning the hard way that fornication is not the path to happiness. When such cases were brought before ordinary courts of law, they quickly got thrown out. So universities began, under feminist pressure, to establish internal procedures to handle accusations of sexual misconduct. These do not have to abide by the principles that govern ordinary courts of law, notably the presumption of innocence. One attorney cited by Baskerville describes the result as a disciplinary procedure where students nearly always lack lawyers, no legally trained judge oversees the process, testimony is not under oath, hearsay is freely considered, relevant evidence or even proper notice of the charges may not be given to both parties, students may be forced to incriminate themselves, and whatever “jury” is empaneled may not be of one’s peers.