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Betsy DeVos is a human trash pile, and I’m gonna tell you just one reason why.

Let me ‘splain you a thing about sexual assault on college campuses.

It is a known statistic that 1 in 6 women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

That’s ALL women.

But on college campuses, women are FOUR times more likely to experience some kind of sexual assault.

That’s 2/3rds. 67%, if you round up.
Up to 25% of those 2/3rds of college aged women will involve a rape case.

And more than 90% will refuse to report it.
In 1972, Title IX went into effect, barring sexual discrimination at schools that receive federal funding.

Meaning that this rule does not apply to private schools.
In the 1990s, 3 SCOTUS cases clarified that institutions must respond appropriately to assault claims by students.

The ACLU and Dept of Education released separate letters saying the same thing:
Sexual assault interferes with students’ right to a discrimination-free education.
Then, in 2011, the Obama administration took one step further.

Sexual violence wasn’t just a crime.

It could also be a violation of women’s rights.
From then on, along with the DOE letter known as The Colleague Letter, Title IX now required the school to “take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prefect its recurrence, and address its effects.”
Enter trump and newly appointed head of the Dept. of Education, Betsy DeVos.

DeVos is set to release (but hasn’t yet) a sweeping overhaul of these advancements.
Such changes could include:
- making schools less liable for events on their grounds
- allowing schools to set a higher standard in evaluating claims
- narrowing the definition of sexual assault
- giving new rights to the accused
- like the ability to cross-examine their accusers
Nearly 64% of college aged men admit to pressuring or forcing sexual encounters with fellow female students.

Betsy DeVos just made it a whole lot easier for those men to get away with it.

It’s already pretty fucking easy.
But she’ll let them walk, without liability to anyone.
She cites lack of due process for the accused in rescinding the Obama-era protections, and for her new replacement regulations.

Statistically, only 3% of sexual assaults are falsely accused. And yet we are making such strides to protect those 3% and every predator in between.
Another change is a more difficult evidentiary standard.

Obama directed “preponderance of the evidence,” meaning more likely than not.

DeVos will direct “clear and convincing,” which is a higher standard, making cases more difficult to win in court.
Betsy DeVos quite possibly will make sexual assault easier to get away with, in favor of the accusers.

Betsy DeVos has disregarded statistics, anecdotes, and men admitting it.

Betsy DeVos may make college campuses more dangerous.

Betsy DeVos is a human trash pile.…

Also: I’m not a lawyer, so don’t take my legal statements as if I was one. Kcoolthx.

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