Betsy DeVos Sides Against Rape Victims

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Betsy DeVos is undermining protections for rape victims. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“After days of controversy surrounding meetings with stakeholders in the campus sexual assault debate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that she wanted to help both victims of assault and those who have been falsely accused of rape — a striking departure from the rhetoric of the Obama administration, which has focused primarily on survivors.

DeVos strongly suggested that she was planning to overhaul the way that the government deals with campus sexual assault, calling the current system of enforcing Title IX broken.

“We need to get this right, we need to protect all students, and we need to do this quickly,” DeVos told reporters.

For perhaps any other education secretary, the meetings would have been run-of-the-mill events. But earlier this week, DeVos angered advocates for victims of sexual assault by agreeing to meet with members of a men’s rights group, which argues that men accused of assault are treated unfairly by colleges under the Obama administration’s Title IX guidance. The National Coalition for Men has a history of intimidating victims by publishing the identities of women who they say made false accusations.

As DeVos sat with victims’ groups Thursday morning, protesters and advocates, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, stood outside in the muggy heat, reading stories of sexual assault survivors.”

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