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Christian school hid evidence from accused professor, he says
Baylor University created a campus-wide “culture of anti-male bias and intimidation” in response to criticism about its handling of sexual-assault reports, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week.
“John Doe,” a former assistant professor of economics, not only claims that the Christian university ignored evidence that contradicted his student accuser, a former lover. He says female professors are tacitly allowed to date students in violation of school policies, to the point where some have married their male students.
The “biased and flawed” Title IX investigation, in which Baylor refused to give him a “language accommodation,” stemmed from pressure the school faced between 2015 and 2016 to clamp down on alleged sexual assault by student athletes.
John resigned from Baylor in 2018 after it found him responsible for sexual assault and intimate partner violence against the undergraduate student, which he denied. He hasn’t been able to find “another professorship” since. (The suit makes no mention that he ever taught her.)
He’s suing for violations of Title IX under the “erroneous outcome” theory, which says a false finding stemmed from gender bias, and state and federal employment laws. John also alleges breach of contract.
A 2016 report from law firm Pepper Hamilton found that Baylor “minimized Title IX enforcement” and “impeded” sexual assault complaints involving student athletes. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has been investigating Baylor for nearly three years for the same reason.
Baylor removed Kenneth Starr as president and fired football coach Art Briles (below) following these reports. Some feared an overcorrection against males at Baylor due to the campus climate, an argument advanced by John.
John’s attorney didn’t return an email from The College Fix. Baylor denied John’s claims in an email statement.
“Baylor University will vigorously defend the inaccurate claims made by the Plaintiff in this lawsuit,” wrote Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of media and public relations:
Following an investigation by Baylor’s Title IX Office, the Plaintiff was found responsible for, among other things, violating Baylor’s policy prohibiting non-consensual sexual contact with a student. The Plaintiff also violated University policy that prohibits romantic and/or sexual relationships between faculty members and undergraduate students. The Plaintiff resigned from the University prior to the completion of the Title IX process, which ultimately resulted in a finding that the Plaintiff violated Baylor’s Title IX policy.
Women can close their office doors, men can’t
John claims that his superiors at Baylor confirmed the existence of anti-male bias and comparatively lax oversight of female professors.
When he began teaching in 2015, supervisor Scott Gardner warned John that a large Baylor flag he had hung on a transparent glass door in his office could be used to “falsely accuse” him of misconduct. John claims female professors on the floor were still allowed to cover their doors, but he was encouraged not to.
Another supervisor, Steve Green, warned him two years later to “protect himself from female students who may accuse him of misconduct,” due to the “environment” at Baylor stemming from the athletic sexual-assault scandal.
For that reason, Green allegedly counseled John to leave his office door open when conducting office hours and keep female students out after 5 p.m. If one accused him of sexual misconduct for an incident after 5 p.m., Green explained, “there would be no witnesses in the department to testify” in John’s defense.
(August 16, 2019 / JNS) The Palestinian groups that were part of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) canceled trip to Israel and the West Bank have a public record of openly expressing anti-Semitism, supporting the BDS movement, as well as fostering sympathy of and links to terrorist groups.
According to the itinerary released by Israel’s public broadcaster Kan, the congresswomen were scheduled to meet with people from Palestinian groups Miftah, who was also sponsoring the trip, and the Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P).
“While we do not support policies that would block these U.S. lawmakers from entering, we note how they exploit their standing to partner with groups such as Miftah that promote anti-Jewish hate and advocate against peace and coexistence, as well as at least one NGO linked to the PFLP terror group, the so-called Defense for Children International-Palestine,” NGO Monitor told JNS.
In his statement on Israel’s decision to bar the congresswomen, Netanyahu also noted the Palestinian group’s support for BDS and ties with terrorism.
“[T]he itinerary of the two congresswomen reveals that the sole purpose of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it,” said Netanyahu. “In addition, the organization that is funding their trip is Miftah, which is an avid supporter of BDS, and among whose members are those who have expressed support for terrorism against Israel.”
Founded in 1998, Miftah’s vision is a “sovereign, independent, democratic, tolerant and inclusive Palestinian state, which grants Palestinians their basic rights, preserves their dignity, and enjoys international recognition and respect,” according to the group’s website.
Despite such claims, Miftah, which is mainly funded by a number of E.U. countries and the United Nations, has been tied to terrorist sympathizers and anti-Semites, as well as openly accusing Israel of committing atrocities and support for the BDS movement.
A nine year-old boy has made his debut as his drag queen alter-ego at a pride celebration. Vincent Garcia appeared as DunkaShay Monroe at Los Angeles Pride in June, with the full support of his mother Elizabeth Leyva. DunkaShay donned a bronze sequinned dress, green wig, silver sneakers and rainbow-striped socks for the occasion after being inspired by TV drag contest RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her name was inspired by a song Vincent’s father sang to him as a child, and a tribute to silver screen icon Marilyn Monroe. And Elizabeth, 33, says she hopes she can set an example to other parents to be supportive of their children’s identity.