More on Sen. Leahy's VAWA Amendment

Glenn Ricketts

As I had hoped, Vermont Sen. Pat Leahy's proposed codification of OCR's outrageous new "guidelines" for college sexual harassment case procedures has been getting some close public scrutiny and deservedly scathing criticism. In this piece, the indefatigable Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute weighs in, while Caroline May follows up here at the Daily Caller.

As long-time NAS member Christina Hoff Sommers demonstrated in her 1994 book - Who Stole Feminism - the Violence Against Women Act was already quite problematical, especially with its elastic and subjective definition of sexual assault (see pp. 224-225). If VAWA is re-authorized with Sen. Leahy's amendment included, it will be a whole lot worse.

  • Share

Most Commented

September 5, 2014


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."...

September 21, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....

April 9, 2018


How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

Download an updated PDF that lists all of the Confucius Institutes in the United States, along with information on who to contact if you have concerns....

Most Read

October 12, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...