Accuracy in Media

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, faced a Title IX investigation from the U.S. Department of Education over an essay on sexual paranoia among Millennials and their professors and administrators on college campuses (which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education). Now, Harper Collins published her account of what happened, which also includes content and background on reasons for an increasing lack of due process, the emergence of sexual paranoia, and the stepped-up Title IX investigations.

Kipnis pointed out that a Title IX investigation from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (known as OCR) “can last two to four years” and can cost a school between $200,000 to $350,000. She found that Stanford, Princeton, Cornell and Harvard “have all faced at least three investigations each.” She also discovered that since 2011, 321 investigations have been undertaken, with 270 investigations at 190 schools. Kipnis estimated it costs at least $60 million to conduct these investigations and it could threaten up to 25 million people working or studying at college campuses, if falsely accused.

She also claimed that the Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” letter, which instituted OCR policies and investigations, brought this sexual paranoia to college campuses.

Her book also discussed several instances of college professors who found themselves out of a job when accused by students of sexual harassment and the like. Some of these professors lost their life savings, along with their careers. Instead of focusing on hypotheticals, Kipnis focused on the real-life experiences of some of her academic colleagues to display how Title IX has gone far from its intended course.

It is an important read for those concerned about due process, government overreach and Millennials’ hyper-sensitivity over sex.

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  • tomthumb015

    The demonization of men is vitally important to feminism and it is a constant theme that underscores all feminist discourse on campus and in the media. Feminism could not survive without it because most feminist activism is based on advocating for special status for women, using the justification that women are oppressed and that men are basically oppressors by default.
    Its bullsh*t and men are sick of hearing it. No wonder men don’t want to date neurotic man hating women.

    TitleIX has now obtained massive over reach on campus. There is a anti hate male culture now on all campus by petty minded neurotic female students and feminist academics.Only now there is a growing pushback for proper due process and no more campus kangaroo courts. I can only see more men suing their colleges and universities and getting massive payouts $$$$$$$$$$$$ for compensation for false accusations of fake and false rape and sexual assaults..

  • WolfofMainStreet

    spot on! You nailed what I’ve been wanting to say for years in a couple of paragraphs.