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Men Banned from University Debate Event Over Fear of Rape

Men Banned from University Debate Event Over Fear of Rape

“There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community”

Who knew the academic debate community was such a hotbed of sexual assault?

The College Fix reports:

Women might get raped if they debate men, so this college debate tournament banned men

It’s unfair. It’s sexist. And women might get raped.

That’s why a “special [debate] tournament” held at the University of Vermont this past weekend banned men from competing, organizers and participants in the North American Women’s and Gender Minorities Debate Championship told the Associated Press.

Rather than admit the deep sexism inherent to their view, they claim that women “have to be that much better than men to overcome bias on the part of many judges” and “point to statistics that show they are less likely to reach the top echelons of the activity”:

“There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community,” said UVM debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett. “The tournament, I think, provides a safe space where people feel they are debating other women, and their bodies aren’t necessarily on display.”


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Morning Sunshine | April 3, 2018 at 8:31 am

Good heavens. I remember when the Cornell ModelUN team had shirts that said “Our drinking club has a Model UN problem” – and yes, there were a lot of what we called “hook-ups” at the MUN conferences. Maybe today those would be called sexual harassment or even rape. So I wonder, how much of the “rape” during debate events is actual full-on rape or just drunken “hookups” that she regrets come morning?
Further more, what this actually strikes me as is more of a “men win the debates more often so we will ban them” than anything else.

I don’t see how it’s all that complicated. Just get the women to wear full burkhas – no problem.

Apparently prison rape isn’t rapey enough.

    Funny you should mention this, Tiki. I watched a documentary on Sid Vicious the other night, and I was shocked that he was treated so horrendously in prison, including frequent rapes, apparently. I’m no SJW by anyone’s definition, but rape is a crime, and I’d be all for pursuing charges against prison rapists and making them register as sex offenders if they ever get out.

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