Rape is in the news again, this time with POTUS and VPOTUS weighing in on the subject, appearing together recently insisting that college men should be more respectful of college women and not go around raping them. Could one espy a nudge-nudge-wink-wink in their performance? The subject was rape on college campuses.
A report came from the White House Council on Women and Girls, which issued this statement: “No one is more at risk of being raped or sexually assaulted than women at our nation's colleges and universities.” A White House report highlights a stunning prevalence of rape on college campuses, with 1 in 5 female students assaulted while only 1 in 8 student victims report it, according to the Associated Press. One wonders how the one-in-five assaults is determined if seven-of-eight do not report assaults.
A few months ago, the prevailing statistics had to do with rape in the military—3,374 reported in 2012, with 238 convictions in military courts, but also 26,000 other assaults (including groping, etc.) that were not reported, an increase of 37% from 2011. Ostensibly, the episodes were not reported for fear of losing rank or location or whatever. One wonders at the determination of 26,000 assaults if they weren't reported—all smoke-and-mirror stuff, or is there documentation of the undocumented somewhere?
The president appointed a task force to investigate the instant matter and gave it 90 days to structure solutions. The report said campus sexual assaults are fueled by drinking and drug use that can incapacitate victims, often at student parties at the hands of someone they know. Surprise, surprise! Will the task-force recognize this circumstance as a reference-point for beginning its work, or will this become another useless exercise mostly ignoring the obvious but making POTUS and VPOTUS look concerned?
Sixty or so years ago, college/university administrations acted as surrogate parents for women students, about the time early “boomers” became of age and began running things. Girls signed in and out of dormitories in the evening and were required to observe curfews. The reason was simple, to wit, guarding against rape and other things such as pregnancies and STDs. No such demands were made of men since they were considered able to take care of themselves. Has anyone heard of a White House Council on Men and Boys?
Women's-lib came on line, insisting that the “liberated woman” was the paradigm for all girls/women—worldly wise and out to match the men, hormone-for-hormone. Stupid, cowed college administrators/boards installed coed-dorms and told the young people to become—yeah...worldly wise. Doing away with these university-sanctioned brothels (smelling of pot, of course) would greatly help but that won't happen because women would lose the hormone-war. Additionally, the fraternities invite the ladies to their orgies, allegedly spike their drinks, and create ecstasy with Ecstasy, the date-drug.
There are no curfews now or other rules. Women can roam the campus, town, frat-houses or bars at will 24/7, invite their studs in and drink themselves into oblivion. If, after a wild party or dorm-room caper, a girl becomes angry at whatever she suspects happened by whatever predatory male was around (if she remembers) she can scream rape and even get a rape kit, which will prove nothing but the obvious – intercourse...his word against hers. Or...she can just chalk it up to fun-and-games and forget about it, i.e., no report...those seven out of eight, in other words.
This isn't to make light of actual rape, a crime that should be prosecuted intensely, with the convicted animals receiving the stiffest possible punishment. It's to show the hypocrisy of officials who are too dumb to get it or dare not cross the “diversity red line” set in the sand by the rabid women's organizations, made up of nutcases who believe in unisex and deny that women need protection and are not superior morally to men, though by their actions often invite intimacy, whether drunk or sober.
According to USA Today, Obama said, “This is not an abstract problem that goes on in other families or other communities. ... It affects every one of us.” Well, no. It affects parents, like himself, who may or may not do everything—tangibly and morally—to see that their daughters and sons don't “go with the flow” but use common sense—even when the scared administrators won't—to guard against being alley cats or decent people.
And so it goes.