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As Falsely Accused Man Sits in Jail, A Woman’s Rape Accusations Fall Apart on Damning Video — In the video, we see a woman’s rape allegations against her male co-worker fall apart as he sits helpless in jail. Though one case is not representative of all cases, it does raise the question of how many rape allegations are false. A thesis by Edward Greer published in the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review examines the issue of false rape allegations and reports some of the findings. At issue is the oft-repeated claim that only 2 percent of rape allegations are false.

Harvard Law Professors Slam Government Stance on Sexual Assault — One of America’s most prestigious law schools got a legal slap on the wrist on Tuesday, and many of its professors are unhappy. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced that Harvard Law School had failed to respond adequately to student claims of sexual harassment and assault and was therefore in violation of Title IX. The decision will see that the Ivy League law school revise its sexual harassment policies again, in addition to the university-wide changes announced earlier this year.

Judge orders more jail for mother who contacted teen sex-abuse victim — A Landisville woman convicted of sex abuse of a 17-year-old boy is not getting out of prison just yet. A local judge again scolded 32-year-old Rikki Salzman for breaking terms of her original house-arrest sentence by having the teen victim over to her home. Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered that Salzman spend four more months in Lancaster County Prison. She’s been in since Aug. 26, in accordance with Knisely’s previous order.

Juveniles Sexually Abused by Staffers at Corrections Facilities — When a local nurse’s son was sent to the juvenile corrections center here at age 15, she was upset, but relieved that he would be away from drugs and gangs. The single mother said that the “night he went in, I felt bad, but I could sleep because he was safe.” But within months, the head of security at the state juvenile corrections center in Nampa struck up a sexual relationship with the teenager, according to police reports. Julie McCormick admitted to having sex with him three times in 2012 while he was incarcerated, the reports said.

Men urged not to suffer in silence — More than 2,000 men in Dorset will be the victims of domestic abuse by the end of this year. Men are being urged not to suffer in silence as new shock figures were released. During the first half of this year, 1,144 men told Dorset Police they had been a victim of domestic abuse. This means that by December 31, around 2,300 men may have come forward. But there are others keeping their abuse secret – only 10 per cent of all male domestic violence victims will tell the police, statistics show. But a charity wants anyone suffering to know they are not alone.

Missouri bill to require father’s consent on abortion revives men’s rights issue — A Missouri bill to require women seeking abortions to get the written, notarized consent of the unborn child’s father is reviving a long-standing argument about men’s rights in abortions. Pro-choice groups are livid over the idea that a woman would need “a permission slip” to have an abortion. But for years, men’s rights organizations have protested the legal double standard that allows women the unilateral power to decide to abort a fetus or to bear the child and get child support payments from the father, whether he is willing or not.

Progressives cling to 1-in-5 campus rape stat as mainstream media debunk it — 2014 saw the rise and fall of a curious statistic whose own authors tried to play down its weight: the claim that one in five women will be victims of sexual assault during their college career. Much like Doonesbury‘s continued faith in the story of “Jackie” at the University of Virginia, however, the campus progressives at Generation Progress continue to hold out 1-in-5 as unquestionable scripture.

The Rape Culture Hysteria — A rape culture dogma has been created in North America by politically-correct (PC) feminists who claim sexual assault against women is a systemic problem throughout society. It does not matter that rape is a heavily punished crime or that the mere accusation of it can destroy a man’s career or life. Nor does it matter that both The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network – the largest anti-sexual assault organization in America – and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Crime Victimization Survey (2008-2012) agree: The frequency of sexual assault has fallen more than 50% since 1993. The dogma of a rape culture is immune to evidence.

U-Va. Reaction to Rape Claim: Worse Than at Duke? — Depressing similarities link the two highest-profile allegations of campus sexual assault in recent years — the fraudulent gang rape claims against Duke lacrosse players in 2006, and Rolling Stone writer Sabrina Erdely’s multiply discredited portrayal in November of a sadistically brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Even more depressing is another comparison between the two cases. While campus journalists and many other students at Duke were refreshingly open to evidence and critical thinking as the case there unfolded, the vast majority of U-Va. students have been sheep-like.

Why didn’t Rolling Stone tell readers about U-Va. denial? — As a small team from Columbia Journalism School investigates the discredited Nov. 19 Rolling Stone story “A Rape on Campus,” it’ll want to take a look at one curious aspect of the piece. The lede of the story, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, stirred national outrage, depicting a September 2012 gang rape at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house suffered by a then-freshman named Jackie. Deeper in the piece, however, is a case of sexual assault that drew far less attention, and it was apparently the topic of some disagreement between the magazine and the university prior to publication.

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