Monday, December 18, 2017

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter on Ta-Nehisi Coates



03:09 Critiquing Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book 10:55 Will the bubble burst on race-centric thinking? 15:00 John pulls no punches on Coates’s writing 24:12 The case for hope over pessimism in the black community 31:35 Glenn: The Jim Crow era is over

Sunday, December 10, 2017

FAQ: Paul Nungesser and Emma Sulkowicz, aka "Mattress Girl"

The Nungesser Filed Complaint includes Facebook messages that Sulkowicz agrees are accurate. Her charge against him is that they initiated consensual sex, but then he choked her and anally raped her. Their messages before they had sex do not explain why he might have thought she would want to be choked, a form of "rough sex" or "breath play" that some people enjoy, but they do explain why he might have thought she had consented to anal sex:
Emma: Fuck me in the butt
Paul: ehm
maybe not?
jk
I miss your face tho
Emma: hahahah
you don't miss my lopsided ass?
Paul: I do.
just not that much
good I am actually too tired to choose a movie
*god
also too tired to spell apparently
ETA: The complaint also notes facts about his other accusers:
38. In an effort to bolster her ease, and driven by her feelings of rejection and interest in making a public impact and statement, Emma approached several women with whom she was friendly, encouraging them to each report Paul to the University for sexual misconduct. Two women acquiesced.

39. The first, Jane Doe #1, who was also a member of ADP, filed her complaint against Paul at the end of April or early May 2013, shortly before her graduation. Jane Doe #1 erroneously and wrongfully alleged that a full year prior to her filing (i.e. during the end of her junior year, which was the end of Paul’s freshman year), Paul had grabbed her at a party and tried to kiss her. This allegation was sheer fabrication. Columbia agreed with Paul, ultimately finding him not responsible for the alleged non-consensual sexual contact.*

* Jane Doe #1 later stated, "I wasn’t emotionally scarred or anything. I’m used to people grabbing my ass in bars that’s the shifty state of the world today. Honestly, I didn’t even think it was a reportable offense covered by the misconduct policy." See http.//bwog. com/2Ol4/Ol/23/accessiblepromppt_andequjrab/eanexamjnatjonofsexual
assault-at-columbia/ (Bwog, Jan. 23, 2014)

40. Jane Doe #2, who had been Paul’s girlfriend for several months while they were both freshman (prior to Paul’s sexual intercourse with Emma), was also enticed to file a false report against Paul, alleging sexual misconduct. Jane Doe #2 reported that she had the impression while Paul was her boyfriend, that she could only see him if she had sex with him, and thus she felt obligated to have sex with him. She never alleged physical coercion, violence, or rape. She filed her complaint at the same time as Jane Doe #1. Columbia found a lack of sufficient information to indicate that reasonable suspicion exists of any alleged intimate partner violence and thus terminated Jane Doe # 2’s investigation without any need for a hearing
Recommended: Columbia University rape controversy - Wikipedia

Did ‘Mattress Girl’ Tell the Truth?  Not Very Likely | Minding The Campus

Discredited, the Legend of Mattress Girl Just Won't Go Away - Reason.com