Cathy Young: Guilty Until Proven Innocent


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The federal war on campus rape is unfolding amid a revival of "rape-crisis feminism"—a loosely defined ideology that views sexual violence as the cornerstone of male oppression of women, expands the definition of rape to include a wide range of sexual acts involving no physical force or threat, and elevates the truth of women's claims of sexual victimization to nearly untouchable status. Cathy Young argues that these problems are exacerbated by government encouragement of kangaroo courts for sex crimes on campus.