Friday, May 19, 2017

This crap is beyond rediculous

Laura Kipnis, the Northwestern University professor who faced down a Title IX investigation after writing an essay about sexual relationships between students and professors, is now being sued for defamation.
Short version: "You talked about me and didn't kiss my ass as a victim!  You didn't use my name, and didn't lie but YOU FURTHER VICTIMIZED ME!"
Indeed, there's a sense in which this lawsuit actually proves the central ideas of Kipnis's book—that sexual paranoia pervades the modern university campus, where messy relationships are treated like assault, women are presumed to lack agency when it comes to consent, and tribunals are seen as the solution to every dispute.
No shit.

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