Rape Culture™ is a concept of legendary proportions, one that has helped to spread misinformation and hysteria throughout the globe. Isaac T. Quill unravels the roots of the concept and proposes that its true meaning may be worth embracing.
In 2011 the Department of Education issued its disastrous “Dear Colleague” letter to universities, requiring unqualified administrators to determine the guilt and innocence of students accused of felony sexual assault. Predictably, placing legal matters in the hands of amateurs has led to failures of justice, prompting a wave of lawsuits against universities by those wrongly accused. Jonathan Taylor provides a snapshot of developments.
Imagine you are accused of a terrible crime you didn’t commit. Jon Gunnarsson recounts the story of school teacher Horst Arnold who was falsely accused of rape and imprisoned without a shred of evidence. Despite being eventually found innocent, the corrupt judiciary who placed him there have never been held to account.
There are winners and losers in this world, and Jameis Winston is clearly a winner. Yet despite massive evidence to the contrary, Jameis will be tarred with the stigma of “accused rapist” for years to come. Ty Henry has an in-depth analysis of his ongoing saga, and those who stand to profit from keeping the stigma on him–and on all men.