The stories are writing themselves now. A lawyer mother discover the horrors of being on the ‘enemy’ side of the feminist establishment (emphasis added):
Judith Grossman: A Mother, a Feminist, Aghast [Wall Street Journal]
I am a feminist. I have marched at the barricades, subscribed to Ms. magazine, and knocked on many a door in support of progressive candidates committed to women’s rights. Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX and for the Violence Against Women Act.
But that was before my son, a senior at a small liberal-arts college in New England, was charged—by an ex-girlfriend—with alleged acts of “nonconsensual sex” that supposedly occurred during the course of their relationship a few years earlier.
What followed was a nightmare—a fall through Alice’s looking-glass into a world that I could not possibly have believed existed, …
Typical of feminists, she is unable to imagine how anyone could be hurt by things she believes in, because they personally empower her and the sisterhood.
There was no preliminary inquiry on the part of anyone at the school into these accusations about behavior alleged to have taken place a few years earlier, no consideration of the possibility that jealousy or revenge might be motivating a spurned young ex-lover to lash out. Worst of all, my son would not be afforded a presumption of innocence.
In fact, Title IX, that so-called guarantor of equality between the sexes on college campuses, and as applied by a recent directive from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, has obliterated the presumption of innocence that is so foundational to our traditions of justice.
She goes on to describe the details of the process her son went through, with her personal legal assistance and help from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. This case is on the low end of the spectrum in terms of the seriousness of the situation – the events in question are many years old, there is no evidence, and her son manages to escape the ordeal without a conviction. Caleb Warner at University of North Dakota wasn’t so lucky and there are many others like him all over the U.S. and Canada every year.
Nevertheless, Judith Grossman, gets to see just how much of a Soviet-style system of justice it is, and emerges shaken by the experience. She, however, still calls herself a feminist and ends the piece with her fallacious beliefs intact:
I fear that in the current climate the goal of “women’s rights,” with the compliance of politically motivated government policy and the tacit complicity of college administrators, runs the risk of grounding our most cherished institutions in a veritable snake pit of injustice—not unlike the very injustices the movement itself has for so long sought to correct. Unbridled feminist orthodoxy is no more the answer than are attitudes and policies that victimize the victim.
Judith Grossman continues to believe in the largely fictitious basis of the feminist onslaught, the “very injustices the movement … sought to correct.” Still absorbed in her feminist narcissistic pathology, she has failed to see beyond the domain of Title IX and explore the hidden 90% of the iceberg.
It is going to take a few years for Mrs. Grossman to learn about the real snake pit of justice, the unconstitutional Family Court system, should her son happen to get the Full Monty at the hands of that particular organ of the feminist establishment. Title IX injustices are not even a small preview of the holocaust going on in the Family Court system where false allegations of domestic violence are a standard weapon against men, especially fathers.