Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Triumph of Tyranny: Secret Justice at GW

A new sexual harassment and assault policy at GW gives accusers the protection of confidentiality. "The previous policy, last amended in 2005, forced complainants to disclose their identities at the formal hearing stage.


“The whole idea that a woman who has been sexually assaulted has to go in and confront the accuser hurts the healing process. The University’s code has to reflect those kinds of changes,” Chair of the Faculty Senate’s executive committee Michael Castleberry said.

This is among the most absurd, unjust, and frankly frightening college sex policies we've ever seen, and that is saying a lot.

We have grown weary of treating people like Michael Castleberry seriously. We know nothing more about him than what is written here, but his comment is as stupid as any we've ever read.

The purpose of a hearing is to do justice, Mr. Castleberry. The fact that you think it's all about "healing" the accuser tells us all we need to know about you. Every male student at GW should call to have you dismissed because, based on that comment, you are a threat to them.

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2012/09/17/new-sexual-abuse-code-stresses-confidentiality/