Judith Grossman: A Mother, a Feminist, Aghast

At least one feminist realizes her movement has pushed the pendulum way, way too far in the opposite direction:

I am a feminist. I have marched at the barricades, subscribed to Ms. magazine, and knocked on many a door in support of progressive candidates committed to women’s rights. Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX and for the Violence Against Women Act.

But that was before my son, a senior at a small liberal-arts college in New England, was charged—by an ex-girlfriend—with alleged acts of “nonconsensual sex” that supposedly occurred during the course of their relationship a few years earlier.

What followed was a nightmare—a fall through Alice’s looking-glass into a world that I could not possibly have believed existed, least of all behind the ivy-covered walls thought to protect an ostensible dedication to enlightenment and intellectual betterment….

In fact, Title IX, that so-called guarantor of equality between the sexes on college campuses, and as applied by a recent directive from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, has obliterated the presumption of innocence that is so foundational to our traditions of justice.

Read the full piece HERE. (And I think it should be obvious, but just in case someone misunderstands: LAF doesn’t condone sex outside of marriage, and we believe there are real consequences when we don’t follow God’s design for intimacy within marriage. This woman’s son would have saved himself a world of trouble if he’d avoided sexual intimacy before marriage. But it is absolutely true that accusations like this have run rampant in recent years where young women have “morning after” regrets and turn them into accusations, making it more and more difficult to prosecute real sexual assault, which is a grave sin and violation of the victim.)

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