Obama Mandates Waste 25% of Every College Student's Tuition

Our community agitator president has come in for a lot of criticism lately for his interventions to divide black and white Americans, especially by fomenting racial grievances against the police.  Obama has been just as busy making mischief in the age-old war between the sexes, setting college women against college men and creating a powerful cadre of feminist "compliance officers" to run the war.

The Democratic Party's War on Women vote-getting machine does not come cheap.  Single women are one of the key loyal Democrat voting blocs, so any effort is worth it to distract them from other pressing issues like college debt and no jobs.  Sex, violence, and the power of the federal purse are useful tools to create a new target for federal scapegoating: young men.

Vanderbilt University reveals that it spends 11% of its FY 2013-14 budget on federal regulation compliance — $150 million, or just over 25% of every student's tuition.

The University of North Carolina has hired five full-time Title IX compliance officers.  "Gender-based misconduct" officials are in high demand, and sexual misconduct boards, abuse counselors, and offices of "student conflict" resolution have proliferated.  If you can market yourself as an expert in this area, it's a seller's market these days.

High on the list of Obama's expensive federal requirements are that universities create kangaroo courts to police sexual conduct on campus. 

The White House has used the power of the regulatory state to empower feminist thought police on campus, who now have the full power of the federal purse behind their mission – not to combat rape, but to defame normal male sexuality as violent.  Rape used to be a serious crime handled professionally by trained police.  No more.

In 2011, college and university administrators across America were thunderstruck to discover, by way of a new federal regulation, that they were now required to step into that role. Called the "Dear Colleague" letter, after its deceptively cordial greeting, the Education Department spelled out the new feminist-influenced, progressive rules:

The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime[.] ... Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Note the conflation of "sexual harassment" and "sexual violence." By interpreting sexual assault to be a form of sexual "discrimination," the federal government, which would not otherwise have jurisdiction over matters like rape and assault, can claim it under the rubric of enforcing Title IX of federal education laws.

... Nearly every campus in America receives federal funds. Accordingly, they've been scrambling to respond. As Lawrence Wright, vice president and general counsel of the University of Delaware told the Chronicle of Higher Education, "The surest route to disaster is for the Office for Civil Rights to find out we hadn't done training." So they train. And they staff up.

The White House asserts that 20% of college girls are raped.  They base this on a redefinition of sexual assault as "forced touching of a sexual nature": "Forced kissing, touching of private parts, grabbing, fondling, rubbing up against you in a sexual way (even if it is over your clothes) ... to include under "coercion" situations in which they had sex in response to "verbal ... promises."

President Obama's website, Notalone.gov, provides links to organizations that promote "healthy masculinity." … Among its stated goals is to "Promote an understanding of the ways in which traditional masculinity contributes to sexual assault and other forms of men's violence against women."  working to redefine masculinity."

How better to combat "hyper-masculinity" than to put men, particularly soldiers, in red high heels? That's what both Arizona State University and Temple University did for "Sexual Assault Awareness Week" in 2015. ROTC cadets, in full uniforms (except for the boots) were pressured to participate in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event.

Pressured to spend big bucks on feminist compliance officers, universities then have to lawyer up to deal with the resulting travesty of justice.

Dozens of male students have also begun to sue universities, claiming violations of due process. ... Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX and for the Violence Against Women Act.  But then her son, attending a New England college, was accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend. The accusation came years after the purported events. Nevertheless, "what followed was a nightmare…." Her son was not permitted to consult a lawyer, nor to call witnesses on his own behalf, though the panel heard witnesses against him. He was not permitted to question the witnesses nor the accuser.

Not to worry; it's a twofer.  Lawyers are the single greatest contributors to Democratic Party war chests.

Here's another twofer: Obama is using the false narrative of men as rapists to humiliate ROTC cadets in particular.

In the progressive's Brave New World, no realm of life, no matter how personal and intimate, is allowed to remain private.  No problem is to be left to the responsibility of the individuals involved.  Normal growing up experiences of dating and learning to protect oneself, and forming relationships with the opposite sex, are now to be run by expensive, federally mandated bureaucrats.  Our young men and women are one more sacrifice on the altar of Government the Great God.

Our community agitator president has come in for a lot of criticism lately for his interventions to divide black and white Americans, especially by fomenting racial grievances against the police.  Obama has been just as busy making mischief in the age-old war between the sexes, setting college women against college men and creating a powerful cadre of feminist "compliance officers" to run the war.

The Democratic Party's War on Women vote-getting machine does not come cheap.  Single women are one of the key loyal Democrat voting blocs, so any effort is worth it to distract them from other pressing issues like college debt and no jobs.  Sex, violence, and the power of the federal purse are useful tools to create a new target for federal scapegoating: young men.

Vanderbilt University reveals that it spends 11% of its FY 2013-14 budget on federal regulation compliance — $150 million, or just over 25% of every student's tuition.

The University of North Carolina has hired five full-time Title IX compliance officers.  "Gender-based misconduct" officials are in high demand, and sexual misconduct boards, abuse counselors, and offices of "student conflict" resolution have proliferated.  If you can market yourself as an expert in this area, it's a seller's market these days.

High on the list of Obama's expensive federal requirements are that universities create kangaroo courts to police sexual conduct on campus. 

The White House has used the power of the regulatory state to empower feminist thought police on campus, who now have the full power of the federal purse behind their mission – not to combat rape, but to defame normal male sexuality as violent.  Rape used to be a serious crime handled professionally by trained police.  No more.

In 2011, college and university administrators across America were thunderstruck to discover, by way of a new federal regulation, that they were now required to step into that role. Called the "Dear Colleague" letter, after its deceptively cordial greeting, the Education Department spelled out the new feminist-influenced, progressive rules:

The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime[.] ... Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Note the conflation of "sexual harassment" and "sexual violence." By interpreting sexual assault to be a form of sexual "discrimination," the federal government, which would not otherwise have jurisdiction over matters like rape and assault, can claim it under the rubric of enforcing Title IX of federal education laws.

... Nearly every campus in America receives federal funds. Accordingly, they've been scrambling to respond. As Lawrence Wright, vice president and general counsel of the University of Delaware told the Chronicle of Higher Education, "The surest route to disaster is for the Office for Civil Rights to find out we hadn't done training." So they train. And they staff up.

The White House asserts that 20% of college girls are raped.  They base this on a redefinition of sexual assault as "forced touching of a sexual nature": "Forced kissing, touching of private parts, grabbing, fondling, rubbing up against you in a sexual way (even if it is over your clothes) ... to include under "coercion" situations in which they had sex in response to "verbal ... promises."

President Obama's website, Notalone.gov, provides links to organizations that promote "healthy masculinity." … Among its stated goals is to "Promote an understanding of the ways in which traditional masculinity contributes to sexual assault and other forms of men's violence against women."  working to redefine masculinity."

How better to combat "hyper-masculinity" than to put men, particularly soldiers, in red high heels? That's what both Arizona State University and Temple University did for "Sexual Assault Awareness Week" in 2015. ROTC cadets, in full uniforms (except for the boots) were pressured to participate in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event.

Pressured to spend big bucks on feminist compliance officers, universities then have to lawyer up to deal with the resulting travesty of justice.

Dozens of male students have also begun to sue universities, claiming violations of due process. ... Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX and for the Violence Against Women Act.  But then her son, attending a New England college, was accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend. The accusation came years after the purported events. Nevertheless, "what followed was a nightmare…." Her son was not permitted to consult a lawyer, nor to call witnesses on his own behalf, though the panel heard witnesses against him. He was not permitted to question the witnesses nor the accuser.

Not to worry; it's a twofer.  Lawyers are the single greatest contributors to Democratic Party war chests.

Here's another twofer: Obama is using the false narrative of men as rapists to humiliate ROTC cadets in particular.

In the progressive's Brave New World, no realm of life, no matter how personal and intimate, is allowed to remain private.  No problem is to be left to the responsibility of the individuals involved.  Normal growing up experiences of dating and learning to protect oneself, and forming relationships with the opposite sex, are now to be run by expensive, federally mandated bureaucrats.  Our young men and women are one more sacrifice on the altar of Government the Great God.