The Dept. of Education Is Taking Misogynists More Seriously Than Rape Survivors - Broadly
Earlier this week, an Education Department official in charge of enforcing sexual assault survivors’ rights in schools told the New York Times that “90 percent” of sexual assault reports “fall into the category fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under… investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.’”
The official, Candice Jackson, is the head of the Education Department’s civil rights office. She later backtracked and half-apologized, saying she believes “all sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously.” But her statement—and her supposed interest in fair process for accused students—is belied by the fact that she and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are currently meeting with extremist “men’s rights” advocates, like the National Coalition for Men, Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), and Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE).