Saturday, June 23, 2018

"But he was accused! Feelings! Agree, or you're a rape apologist!"

I'm about halfway through this, and it's one of those times I think the whipping post in the town square ought to be resurrected.  And used.  Why?
For what is believed to be the first time in its history, UBC would publicly announce a disciplinary action against a faculty member before any investigation had occurred.
“What I’ve always been mystified by,” says Andreas Schroeder, who taught in UBC’s Creative Writing program from 1994 to 2017, “was that faculty were assured [that] nineteen other women were coming forward with allegations—but it never happened.”
Her reaction to the Faculty Association statement would set the tone for the two-pronged media strategy adopted by Galloway’s accusers over the next two and a half years. First, Galloway’s guilt was to be assumed as a matter of fundamental truth. And second, demands for fair play and due process were to be interpreted as efforts to “silence” victims of sex abuse and emotionally injure Galloway’s supposed victims.

I could excerpt a LOT more, but it'd be better to read it; it's a long piece, but worth it.  Unless your blood pressure is troublesome.

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