Dankprofessor’s Weblog

A weblog examining sexual politics in higher education and beyond.

Hofstra student rape accuser becomes the accused

The Hofstra student who charged that she was the victim of a group rape on campus is now reported to have completely recanted her story.  Hofstra has apparently suspended her as a student and she faces criminal charges.  Those she charged as rapists have been released from jail.

The dankprofessor takes note of this in the context of an East Georgia College prof who was suspended after he protested that his university had no section in their university’s sexual harassment policy regarding false sexual  harassment charges.

The dankprofessor had hoped that after the Duke university false rape charges against the lacrosse team members that more university faculty and students and administrators would be less prone to jump to conclusions and really embrace notion of the presumption of innocence in relation  to alleged criminals, including those accused of rape. 

I guess that such hopes unfortunately represent a form of pipe dreaming.

September 18, 2009 - Posted by | consensual relationships, Duke University, East Georgia College, false rape charges, fear, higher education, Hofstra University, rape, sex, sexual harassment, sexual politics, Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. We discuss these issues in detail at:

    http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/

    For a primer on the issue:

    http://falserapearchives.blogspot.com/2010/01/false-rape-primer.html

    False accusations of rape are made against both men and women and ultimately have adverse affects on civil and human rights.

    Comment by An Non | March 20, 2010 | Reply


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