Okay, the University of North Carolina did not call a rape victim "little missy." They did, however, compare rape to a football game, and not in a way that blames the rapist for, you know, raping the victim:
“She told me rape is like football, and if you look back on the game what would you have done differently in that situation?” said Annie Clark, describing a school administrator’s response to her sexual assault. Clark said she “absolutely” felt like she was being blamed for the crime against her.
Another student of the university, Andrea Pino, told CNN that school officials accused her of laziness after she reported lasting trauma from being raped.
Yes, because all rape victims could have done something differently to prevent being raped, and anyone who doesn't "move on" from the life-altering trauma of rape is such a pathetic, lazy-ass loser. Oh, and by the way, the good university also believes that if you file a complaint that you were raped by a fellow student, well, that constitutes grounds for expulsion.
One of the other students who filed the complaint, Landen Gambill, faced the threat of expulsion by the university’s Honor Court because of it. Her alleged rapist and ex-boyfriend claimed to be “intimidated” by the complaint, even though he was not named.
Gambill filed her own lawsuit against the university on Monday.
I'm sad to say I was born in North Carolina. Thank god I'm not an alum of UNC, because I would be ashamed at having to tell people where I obtained my college degree if I were. One question for the administrators of the University of North Carolina who obviously believe they have no accountability for their contemptuous treatment of rape victims: Have you no sense of decency, people? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
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UPDATE: Contact info for the University of North Carolina (h/t Horace Boothroyd III) should you wish to let the university's trustees know what you think of their institution's record on addressing the issue of rape:
UNC Board of Trustees:UPDATE 2:
Wade Hampton Hargrove(Wade)
Elected 2009; term ends 2013
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
1600 Wells Fargo Capitol Building
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-9216; FAX (919) 839-0304
Barbara Rosser Hyde (Barbara)
Hyde Family Foundations
Elected 2005; term ends 2013
Hyde Family Foundations
17 West Pontotoc, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 685-3411; FAX (901) 683-3147
Phillip L. Clay (Phil)
Elected 2007; term ends 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-6164; FAX: (617) 258-6261
The University of North Carolina has suspended the Honor Court hearing brought against Landed Gambill by her ex-boyfriend whio she accused of sexual assault.
"For several weeks, the University has grappled with how best to respond to a public claim of retaliation against the University while maintaining the autonomy and integrity of our Honor Court proceedings and the privacy of the individuals involved,” UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp wrote in an open letter to students, faculty and staff. "Recognizing the potential conflicts that may exist by allowing both processes to continue, we have asked the Student Attorney General to suspend the Honor Court proceeding pending an external review of these allegations of retaliation. The University takes all allegations of retaliation seriously, whether against an individual or an institution, and this allegation is no exception."Gambill's ex-boyfriend was assisted by UNC senior associate dean of students in preparing his complaint against Gambill:
The university had previously said on multiple occasions that the administration has no say in Honor Court proceedings, denying the allegation that proceeding against Gambill was retaliatory.
"[T]he University's decision to press charges against Ms. Gambill has tragically provided her abuser with the opportunity to harass and intimidate her despite the 'no Contact' order issued against him last May," [Gambill's attorney Henry Clay]Turner said, "when the Honor Court found him guilty of 'a pattern of behavior that was intimidating and harassing,' and prohibited him from having any Contact whatsoever with Ms. Gambill, 'including but not limited to verbal, written or physical Contact.'"
Gambill previously told The Huffington Post that Desirée Rieckenberg, UNC senior associate dean of students, was listed on documents as helping Gambill's alleged abuser file his own Honor Court complaint against her. Neither Rieckenberg nor university spokespersons would comment on the matter to The Huffington Post.