If We Judged Joe Biden Under the Title IX Standards He Championed for Accused Student Rapists, He Would Be Guilty

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'The sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the mainstream media. Last Friday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee forcefully denied the accusation, saying that "it never happened."

Key to his denial was the fact that the incident allegedly took place 27 years ago and that hard evidence to support former staffer Tara Reade's sexual assault claim has not materialized. Biden supporters have also pointed out that Reade has told several different stories over the years about what allegedly happened.

But, under the standards that Biden himself has championed in college sexual misconduct cases, none of these facts would necessarily be enough for an accused person to avoid sanction. As I argue in a recent op-ed for The Washington Examiner, "If the allegation against Biden were being decided by the kind of adjudication system that he helped enshrine on college campuses, it's quite likely that he would be found guilty."

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SAVE: 266 Professors Nationwide Issue Call for Prompt Restoration of Free Speech and Due Process on Campus

A group of 266 distinguished faculty members released a Faculty Resolution in Support of the Prompt Restoration of Free Speech and Due Process on Campus.

The Resolution concludes with an urgent appeal:

"The undersigned professors call on lawmakers and university administrators to assure the prompt implementation of new policies that will clarify grievance procedures, enhance free speech, and embrace fairness for all."

Among other institutions, the group is comprised of professors from 25 prestigious law schools, including, Stanford University, Harvard Law School, University of Virginia and University of California-Berkeley.

There are numerous examples of faculty members whose constitutionally based free speech and due process rights have been curtailed (1).

SAVE urges the prompt implementation of the new Title IX regulation, which is expected to be released soon.

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Petition: Demand that the U​.​S. Surgeon General Classify Newborn Circumcision as Non-Essential

Sign the Petition!

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, has called upon doctors and hospitals to stop conducting elective, non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic, to conserve personal protective equipment and other resources needed to care for patients suffering from COVID-19.

Dr. Adams’ directive applied to adult surgeries. But what about non-essential child surgeries, such as “routine” newborn circumcision?

Although it is the most common pediatric surgery performed in the United States, infant male circumcision treats no disease and serves no therapeutic purpose. The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated there is insufficient evidence to recommend circumcision for all boys. If it is not essential to circumcise baby boys in England, Europe, or Australia, how can the United States continue to circumcise baby boys in the current pandemic and beyond?

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Biden's Reade Denial Should Boost Title IX Rule Changes

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'Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have suddenly come to realize that their previously professed, reflexive belief in sexual misconduct accusations was the wrong standard. Instead, with the sexual assault allegation against Biden by former staffer Tara Reade now roiling his campaign, the Democrats are saying that the accused as well as the accuser deserve to have their accounts heard and weighed impartially and with “due process,” to borrow from recent statements by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others.

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Gov. of Michigan ‘Really Resents’ Survivors Being Asked To Weigh In On Every Accusation

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'Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Sunday that she believes former Vice President Joe Biden over his accuser, former Senate aide Tara Reade.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper questioned Whitmer on “State of the Union” about her support for Biden over Reade, who has accused the former vice president of sexual assault, noting that she had been among those voicing support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford over the man she accused of similar behavior: Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Post says: #MeToo hypocrisy of Joe Biden, Democrats exposed

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'Remember “Believe All Women”? The rallying cry for Democrats and their allies in their bid to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is out the window now, not two years later. They insist that Tara Reade’s charge that her then-boss sexually assaulted her is not to be believed because — in Nancy Pelosi’s phrase — “Joe Biden is Joe Biden.”

In other words, they were never actually committed to the principle they used to try to destroy a man’s career and reputation. To them, it all depends on the man in question, not the woman.

Biden finally made his first statement about the allegation Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” It had been a month since Reade accused Biden of violating her when she worked for him in the Senate in 1993, but not one interviewer had asked the de facto Democratic nominee about it until Mika Brzezinski stepped up.'

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Biden denies sexual assault allegation: 'This never happened'

Article here. Funny how Biden wants the benefit of the doubt for himself and not other men -- especially men not of his political persuasion. Excerpt:

'Joe Biden released a statement Friday denying a former aide's claims he sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, saying of Tara Reade's allegation: "This never happened."

Friday's statement is the first detailed response from Biden to Reade's allegation and comes as pressure built on the presumptive Democratic nominee to personally address the matter.

"While the details of these allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault are complicated, two things are not complicated. One is that women deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and when they step forward they should be heard, not silenced. The second is that their stories should be subject to appropriate inquiry and scrutiny," the former vice president and presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee said in the statement.'

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Leading Democrats Stand Behind Biden After Sexual-Assault Allegation

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'Prominent Democrats, including some women thought to be on Joe Biden’s running-mate shortlist, have lined up behind the former vice president in the month since Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, made public an allegation he sexually assaulted her once in the 1990s.

Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams all have said that they respect women making such allegations and take them seriously. But they haven’t wavered in their support for Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, whose campaign has strongly denied the allegations.

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SAVE: Students Need Your Help

From SAVE:

Last week SAVE asked you to email the White House and ask the administration to release the new Title IX regulations.

Thank you for doing that!

We ask you to please do one more thing.

Yesterday we learned of a specific email contact at the White House. May Davis works in the Executive Office of the President and is one of the people charged with deciding when to release the regulations.

She has stated she needs to hear from you. The White House needs to ensure there will be broad public support of people standing behind the release of the regulations during the Covid-19 crisis.

Please email May Davis at May.Davis@who.eop.gov and give your full support for the release of the regulations.

As a background reminder, the Department of Education is pushing to get the regulations published, but there is a difference of opinion at the White House, as to whether to publish the regulations during this pandemic.

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A former neighbor of Joe Biden's accuser Tara Reade has come forward to corroborate her sexual-assault account

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'In March, when a former aide to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused the candidate of sexually assaulting her in 1993, two people came forward to say that the woman, Tara Reade, had told them of the incident shortly after it allegedly occurred — her brother, Collin Moulton, and a friend who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.

Now two more sources have come forward to corroborate certain details about Reade's claims. One of them — a former neighbor of Reade's — has told Insider for the first time, on the record, that Reade disclosed details about the alleged assault to her in the mid-1990s.

"This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it," Lynda LaCasse, who lived next door to Reade in the mid-'90s, told Insider.

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India: Deepika Bhardwaj: The woman who fights for men's rights

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'In a climate like that, 31-year-old Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj knows she sticks out like a sore thumb, but she has some questions that are reasonable enough: "Are men not vulnerable? Do they not face discrimination? Can they not be victims?"

And she goes on to add: "Just as you don't have to be a woman to fight for women, similarly, you don't have to be a man to fight for men. I don't talk about atrocities against women because there are millions who are talking about it."

Her fight at the moment is against the misuse of Section 498A of the Indian penal code which is a tough anti-dowry law. Ms Bhardwaj is travelling across India, screening Martyrs of Marriage, her first feature-length documentary, in an attempt to persuade the authorities to re-write the law.'


The film can be watched on YouTube at https://youtu.be/vKRAkw5RUdw

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SU is under federal investigation for alleged sex discrimination against men

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'The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Syracuse University for alleged sex discrimination against men.

The federal agency’s Office for Civil Rights opened the inquiry on March 4 after receiving a Title IX complaint during the fall semester.

Mark Perry, a professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, in an interview said he filed the complaint. Perry said he has brought more than 120 similar Title IX and Title VI complaints against colleges around the country, prompting 60 OCR investigations.

The Daily Orange obtained his SU complaint under the Freedom of Information Act.

In a two-page letter to OCR, the professor accused SU of discriminating against boys and men by running three girls- and women-only STEM programs: the It Girls Overnight Retreat, the Women in Science and Engineering Future Professionals Program and the WiSE Postdocs program.'

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UK: No male teachers at 11 Birmingham schools

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'Figures released by Birmingham City Council show 68 per cent of teachers at schools subscribing to the council’s human resources services are female – compared to 32 per cent who are male.

The vast majority of the schools covered are primary schools, according to a Freedom of Information request.

The split is roughly the same at headteacher level, where 69 per cent of heads are women compared to 31 per cent who are male.

The council stated the data from the Freedom of Information request is based solely on schools who purchase the council’s HR Services for Schools services, and it does not hold data for schools who do not purchase these services.'

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Would You Care if a White Man Cured Covid-19? Heather Mac Donald

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'Scientists at Oxford University and King’s College London are racing to develop an inexpensive ventilator that can be quickly built with off-the-shelf components. Should it matter that all the lead researchers on the project are men? If you believe university diversity bureaucrats and many academic deans, the initiative will be handicapped by the absence of women among the project heads. If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it may be to expose as dangerous nonsense the practice of hiring researchers by sex and race rather than scientific accomplishments.

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Former UNC rowing coach still employed at UNC after resignation, Title IX investigation

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'The former head coach of the North Carolina rowing team, who resigned in December amid a Title IX investigation into the program, has since worked in the athletic department as a "special assistant to the athletic director," according to personnel files.

Records show that Sarah Haney, who announced her resignation on Dec. 2, transferred into her new role the same day. In the announcement, Haney's new role was not mentioned. Her salary in the new role is $120,000, the same amount she has earned since being given a raise in July of 2018.
Cunningham declined to answer questions that involved Title IX or the investigation, including what the conclusion to the investigation into the rowing program was, whether Title IX violations were found and whether Haney's resignation as head coach was a result of the investigation.'

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