George Will: Rape Victims Enjoy ‘Coveted Status’ on College Campuses
Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist George Will has penned a new piece, writing that rape victims enjoy a “coveted status” on college campuses.
Will writes that universities are being educated by Washington, saying “they are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (‘micro-aggressions,’ often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.”
He then, of course, puts all of this on Obama, writing “now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of ‘sexual assault’ victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.”
Will states that victims are not required to prove that they have been sexually assaulted.
He adds, “combine this with capacious definitions of sexual assault that can include not only forcible sexual penetration but also nonconsensual touching. Then add the doctrine that the consent of a female who has been drinking might not protect a male from being found guilty of rape. Then comes costly litigation against institutions that have denied due process to males they accuse of what society considers serious felonies.”
On a side note, a recent federal report shows that one in five women is sexual assaulted while in college, a truly staggering statistic. According to the report, a mere 12 percent of sexual assaults are reported.