For John, BLUF: When we try to engineer human nature we run into problems. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
A Title IX case at the University of Cincinnati—rife with legal, anatomical, and emotional improbabilities—illustrates the potential excesses of policing sex on campus.
From The Atlantic, by Ms Caitlin Flanagan, 1 June 2018.
In summary, two students, one female and one male, got drunk and woke up and had sex. He decided to protect himself (she had previously file a complaint against a third party) by blaming her for taking advantage of him.
Here is a key paragraph:
In other words—college students and administrators take note—the days of blaming one person (almost always the man) for a no-harm, no foul, mutually drunken hook up may be coming to an end. It was a ridiculous standard, one that that infantilized college women, demonized male sexuality, and was responsible for harsh punishment meted out to an unknown number of college students, almost all of them male. It trivialized something grave: sex crime. And because it poured all of these experiences through an interpretive system that forced women into the role of passive victims and men in that of aggressive predators, it has helped stoke understandable resentment among young men on campuses across the country.Yes, the vector of that approach was going to end up in males avoiding schools with female students. This would be a higher education reversal of major proportions.
But, our author sees hope out on the horizon:
That time is coming again on American campuses, as the strongest and smartest and bravest among the students are beginning to realize that the beliefs and practices that dominate these places are irrational and hugely political. These new students are waking up, resisting, fighting back, in all sorts of areas of college life. The administrators want to crush them, but the wind is at their back. The progressive left has all the power on campus, but this unfolding awareness on the part of these counter-revolutionaries has its own unassailable power: truth, logic, and reason.I appreciate living in interesting times.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff