The Education Department is in a bit of a pickle. One of their leading officials recently said a few words about rape which sparked some angry feels. You can take a peek at her offending statement below, but first, here’s some context. The lady in question is Candice Jackson, who is a rape survivor herself. She takes issue with the amount of “we had sex and I regret it so now it’s rape!” accusations floating through college campuses. So she spoke out about it.
Now certain feminists are calling for her head because obviously.
The Education Department’s senior civil rights official sparked controversy Wednesday.
Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department’s office for Civil rights, told the New York Times the overwhelming majority of sexual assault investigations do not involve “even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman.”
“Rather, the accusations – 90% of them – fall into the category of ‘We were both drunk,’ ‘We broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigations because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,'” Jackson said.
Sexual assault survivors immediately took issue with Jackson’s claim. Later, Jackson walked those comments back.
Of course, the brigade of feminist white knights arrived just in time to shame Jackson for “bullying victims.” By bullying her into apologizing.
There is no hierarchy of harm here. That "category" is still sexual assault. These words are dangerous, and Candice Jackson should be fired. https://t.co/vsjtizWhss
— Ellie Bruecker (@elliebruecker) July 12, 2017
The only meaningful apology Candice Jackson can offer is a letter of resignation. https://t.co/srn4MnFNgQ
— Bevan Dufty (@BevanDufty) July 13, 2017
— Renee Graham (@reneeygraham) July 13, 2017
Candice Jackson should not continue to work for the Department of Education.
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) July 13, 2017
This person, Candice Jackson, is a critic of feminism who started a foundation for women victimized by powerful women, aka Hillary Clinton.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 12, 2017
Survivors are gathered to speak out against the pro-rape comments made by new DOE official Candice Jackson 👇 https://t.co/G2zDWhGjeD
— Tara Murtha (@taramurtha) July 13, 2017
Did Candice Jackson make a mistake here? Yes. College campuses are no stranger to false rape accusations. In fact, here’s a quick refresher on said fakery.
- Justice? College Withholds Degree of Student ACQUITTED of Rape
- JUSTICE! ‘Victim’ Who Falsely Accused Students of Rape Now Faces Prison Time
- Students Accused of Rape Suspended, Lose Scholarships. Except the ‘Victim’? Yeah, She Lied.
- ‘Mattress Girl’ Who Falsely Claimed ‘Rape’ Makes… Sex Tape?
- Rolling Stone Sued by Fraternity Named in Fake UVA Rape Story.
However, Jackson pulled a statistic (90% of campus rape claims) and failed to back it with any data. We’ve written about how loose and lenient the terms are which qualify students to victimhood, but we’ve yet to come across a 90% figure. Maybe she was being hyperbolic. Such abstract concepts tend to be lost on social justice warriors. Still, numbers should be substantiated and she failed to do so.
But that’s not the major gripe these screeching harpies have with Candice. Refer back to the outraged responses above. “Drunk sex equals rape!” they cry. Clearly, many feminists are upset because there’s a glimmer of truth to Jackson’s claims.
The college culture has assigned a new definition to “rape.” Anything from sex regret, drunken hookups, and unwanted staring gets cast into the category of sexual assault. Asking victims for evidence is rape culture. It’s all part of a new trend backed by Former President Obama and his cronies (see Obama and Biden Seek to Defund Colleges ‘Guilty’ of… ‘Rape Culture?’). And now we have an Education Dept. official questioning that process, how dare she.
The first rule of Feminist Club is never question rape victims. Never mind the fact Candice Jackson is a rape victim herself, of course. Such facts are inconvenient.
Here, gobble up some more inconvenient facts.