In a recent article, the progressive liberal website, Thinkprogress.org, encouraged false rape accusations against male college students. The article, mockingly titled "Rape Victims Are Just As Guilty As Rapists If They’re Both Drunk", claimed that if 2 drunk students have sex, the male student should be convicted of rape.
According to the website, women cannot give consent for sex when they are drunk. Therefore, if a female student has sex with a man while drunk but later regrets her actions the man is a rapist. The website wants him kicked out of school and convicted. The site stated "research into college rapists reveals that sexual assault is premeditated and victims are carefully chosen. Alcohol is a tool that rapists often use, but it’s simply one tool among many." Thinkprogress believes an adult woman should not be responsible for her actions while drunk but an adult man SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE for both his actions as well as the woman's actions while he is drunk.
Thinkprogress is not an obscure, fringe website. Out of millions of American based sites, Thinkprogress is ranked by the company ALEXA approximately 960th in the United States . As a comparison, CBSNews is ranked about 290th.
This narrow minded website claims sex should only occur with the consent of a sober woman. Consent is not needed from a man. Thus if both students are drunk - EVEN THOUGH THE MALE STUDENT IS UNABLE TO GIVE CONSENT IN A SOBER STATE - the female student is not a rapist. As an example, in October 2013, two drunk Ohio State University students had sex. The female student later regretted it. The male student was then falsely accused of rape. Thinkprogress viewed the male student as a rapist whom should be kicked out of school and prosecuted. The site claimed his drunken state was irrelevant and that the female student did not need his consent. She therefore should not be accused of rape.
Conversely, if the roles are reversed, the internet site reaches a diferrent conclusion. If a drunk male student regrets having sex (such as with an overweight ugly female or a well known arrogant sorority girl), Thinkprogress does NOT consider it sexual assault. The website implores that sexual assault is only when a drunk FEMALE regrets her actions.
This gender double standard is classic feminism. The progressive website judges people on the basis of their gender RATHER THAN THEIR ACTIONS. In fact, judging people on the basis of their gender or race or religion is a fundamental pillar of progressive liberalism.
This internet site, along with feminist groups such as the American Association of University Women and National Organization of Women are attempting to erode civil rights on college campuses. They are advocating university conduct codes be altered so that men can more easily be kicked out of school. These groups have had previous success in changing conduct codes. In 2011, their influence within the US Dept of Education pushed the agency to alter University student behavior guidelines. Under the new guidelines, minimal evidence of sexual assault is needed for colleges to remove male students from school. This has resulted in men being booted from campus after false rape accusations.
By further eroding civil rights, organizations such as ThinkProgress believe thousands of additional male students can be removed from colleges across the country by false accusations. The impetus for this removal is a 2010 study by the research firm Reach Advisors. The study discovered that single women age 22-30 outearn men in most American cities. The Firm cited college education as the main reason for the gender pay gap. Significantly more women than men earn degrees.
Preventing thousands of men from obtaining degrees by altering guidelines so male students can more easily be kicked out of school on false rape accusations is the main feminist goal. Less men with degrees means more high paying skilled jobs go to educated women.
This is why ThinkProgress promotes the propaganda statement "at least one in four college women will be sexually assaulted during their academic career". Thousands of women being raped means thousands of men are the culprits.
The promotion of false rape by ThinkProgress is another example of the sexist feminist mindset.