For a time now, the crusade to declare a rape culture on campuses and to address it through a series of standards that denies accused males a variety of due process protections has been progressing largely unimpeded. Perhaps the high point was the California affirmative consent statute and the Rolling Stone article on the alleged University of Virginia rape at a fraternity.
But since those two events, there has been a significant pushback against the crusade. Of course, the crumbling of the Rolling Stone article has been important, showing once again (after Duke, after Hofstra, etc, etc.) that such allegations are sometimes not credible. But it has also been 28 Harvard Law Professors – mainly of the left – who have attacked the one sided standards at Harvard.
Now comes an excellent article by Emily Yoffe who writes the Dear Prudence column at Slate. Yoffe is no right winger (in fact, I have sometimes disagreed with her advice from my own political perspective) and has very mainstream media credentials.