Friday, March 09, 2018

MeToo is a form of mass hysteria

The NY Times reports:
A Yale student who had been suspended by the university was found not guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a fellow student, in a rare college rape accusation to be tried in the courts. The verdict laid bare seemingly gaping divides in the national reckoning around sexual consent and assault. ...

In an interview after the verdict, Norman Pattis, a lawyer for Mr. Khan, said he had tried to challenge “the outer limits of the #MeToo movement,” which he called “a form of mass hysteria.”

“Sex happens, especially on college campuses,” he said.
Yeah, there is a gaping divide between those claiming sexual assault, and the facts.

Yale kicked this guy out of college, and the NY Times printed his name, even tho he is innocent. Meanwhile, they conceal the name of the girl who made the false accusations.

Nearly all of these big publicity rape stories have turned out to be false.

One could also ask why Yale is admitted kids from Afghanistan, or why the USA let the guy in the country in the first place. Surely there are many thousands of better qualified Americans.

Or ask why some dopey white college girl would go get drunk in an off-campus party with an Afghan? Probably no one told her how foolish that is. Not Yale, not her friends, not her teachers, and probably not even her parents.

Of course the MeToo crowd would say that girl should have been free to dress provocatively, flirt with an Afghan, be promiscuous, get drunk, and go home with the guy, without the jury finding out because she is free to do what she wants with her own body.

Our whole legal system has been corrupted by bogus MeToo research:
The example discussed here began with a small study by an associate professor at a commuter college in Massachusetts. The 12-page paper describing the study barely created a stir when it was published in 2002. Within a few years, however, the paper’s principal author, David Lisak, a University of Massachusetts-Boston psychologist, began making dramatic statements that extrapolated far beyond the study’s conclusions. He created, virtually out of whole cloth, a theory that “undetected” serial rapists are responsible for 90 percent of assaults on college campuses, that they premeditate and plan their attacks, and that they are likely to have committed multiple acts of violence.
Lisak was exposed as a fraud, and yet he continues to influence the legal system for the worse.

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