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2013-02-25 10:30:52 PM

Voiceofreason01: If we look at the evidence so far the boyfriend might have a good libel case against her and the university


0/10, and that's being generous.
 
2013-02-25 10:30:55 PM

Theaetetus: You're assuming he didn't know all about it and was spreading lies and misinformation anyway.


I try not to assert malice where incompetence alone can account for the problem. If there is malice afoot, then that's already out of my department.
 
2013-02-25 10:31:24 PM
<blockquote>Landen Gambill, a sophomore at UNC, was part of a group that filed a complaint in January with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, alleging the university has routinely violated the rights of sexual assault survivors and failed to assist them in recovery after the reported abuse. Ten days after they filed their complaint, the graduate student attorney general sent a warning to Gambill that she may have violated the school's Honor Code</blockquote>

Yeah, apparently they violated section 6.b, which outlaws making the school look bad.
Seriously, what kind of moronic bullsh*t is this?  If the school thought they were gonna look bad for not supporting sexual assault victims, just wait what happens when people see them actively attacking them while nonsensically trying to protect the poor rapist's feelings.
 
2013-02-25 10:31:36 PM

Theaetetus: IgG4: Theaetetus: IgG4: Theaetetus: IgG4: She sounds like a trouble maker to me. Multiple accusations against various men, exploiting what ever means she has at her disposal to make her political position heard? Sounds like trouble to me.

Hey, everyone! Sociopath Alert! Set your Farkies.

IgG4:"But I'm just making a joke! Get a sense of humor!"

Sure, sure, Sociopath.
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We're on to your kind.

What the hell are you talking about?

The proper response is, "oh, shiat, I didn't mean that seriously. Gosh, I now realize that was as inappropriate as McFarlane's jokes last night. I disavow that entire post and beg forgiveness."

Helpful tip: you can copy-paste the above via the edit menu.

Are you drunk? Look if you get raped you go to the  cops and press charges then you let the DA take it from there. You don't file a complaint with the US Dept of Ed Office of Civil Rights. When you do that you look like an activist with an axe to grind, which in this case I think she probably is. How that makes me a psychopath I have no idea.

She complained to a state authority with state police, and only went to a federal agency because of their lack of response. But that's apparently not good enough for you, because you want to call her "an activist with an axe to grind" so that people will shut her up.  Boy, you sure are angry at being called out on your own words.
And I stand by my original declaration of your Farky. That's incredibly sociopathic, and there's really no excuse for the rest of us to stand idly by and let your words spew out unopposed. As long as people think you have any credibility, you're harmful to society.


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2013-02-25 10:31:37 PM

atomicmask: Maybe she should wait for her "alleged" rapist to be convicted so its no longer an "Alleged" case and its a convicted case, other wise its just defaming the character of someone.


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Two in a row! A ha ha!
 
2013-02-25 10:32:04 PM
Old Testiment stops with the 10th Commandment.  Besides, you can't get the rest on a courthouse wall.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:21 PM

gadian: Has he been convicted?  I'm not a GED holding law type, but I imagine that plays into the harassment angle just a little bit.


But she didn't name him either.  I can't imagine there is only one rapey guy in all of Chapel Hill, or she was refering to him with a terrible pseudonym.

/I can't refer to anyone by name, but let me tell you about a night with Smarry Jackhouse.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:31 PM
So has anyone actually been convicted of or even criminally charged with rape in this case?
 
2013-02-25 10:32:31 PM
But say the phrase "rape culture" and everyone yells at you.
 
2013-02-25 10:33:53 PM

SlothB77: the rapist must be on the basketball team.  or football team or lax team.


That was my thought, also.  He's somehow big on campus.
 
2013-02-25 10:34:08 PM

atomicmask: Maybe she should wait for her "alleged" rapist to be convicted so its no longer an "Alleged" case and its a convicted case, other wise its just defaming the character of someone.


no, I don't think so.  look - she still has freedom of speech.  if she feels that the school was less than supportive of her claims of rape and has suggestions on how the administration can improve their handling of claims of rape then she SHOULD be heard.  if the administration blew off her concerns, and it looks like that might have been the case, then she's justified in doing something to grab their attention.

that's an action independent of the rape case.  she can actually keep that a separate issue and it sounds like that's what she did.  she hasn't publicly named her (accused) rapist.  she was upset with how the school reacted.
 
2013-02-25 10:34:19 PM
I, for one, welcome our new sociopathic rapist overlords!
 
2013-02-25 10:34:26 PM

Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Voiceofreason01: All we have is her word about what's going on. If we look at the evidence so far the boyfriend might have a good libel case against her and the university  If she was raped she needs to file a police report and let them handle it.


Glad to know you guys have your talking points straight. It makes it easier to identify you.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:31 PM

bigwf2007: So has anyone actually been convicted of or even criminally charged with rape in this case?


the article doesn't make that point clear...but this isn't about the rape case.  this is about how the school handled allegations of rape, which was to apparently cover it up and pretend it doesn't happen on campus.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:32 PM

Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?


Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.
 
2013-02-25 10:36:12 PM

SpdrJay: I, for one, welcome our new sociopathic rapist overlords!


Can I humbly suggest that the phrase "There's really no excuse for the rest of us to stand idly by and let your words spew out unopposed. As long as people think you have any credibility, you're harmful to society" become a new copypasta?
 
2013-02-25 10:36:30 PM

SpdrJay: I, for one, welcome our new sociopathic rapist overlords!


K-Y!!  GET YOUR K-Y HERE.
 
2013-02-25 10:37:21 PM

Somacandra: Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.


just skimmed that article.  YIKES!  if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?
 
2013-02-25 10:38:52 PM

Weaver95: Somacandra: Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.

just skimmed that article.  YIKES!  if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?


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2013-02-25 10:39:07 PM
Theaetetus:
Glad to know you guys have your talking points straight. It makes it easier to identify you.

Nowhere in the article or the articles posted in the comments does it say she went to the police and nobody has been charged with a crime. I'm not going to come and white knight a rapist but there's also no real evidence that the boyfriend raped anybody. I might believe that University is covering things up but are you asserting that the local and State police are just ignoring accusations of rape?

/Interestingly I have you farkied as a troll.
 
2013-02-25 10:40:34 PM
In this country we talk about how women can avoid rape, or what she should do about a pregnancy that results from rape, but we do not tell our men not to rape.

I have had women friends show me whistles, steak knives, and other implements they carry with them at all times to hopefully ward off a rapist.  I have sat in a room of 25 other college football players and heard them all agree that, if they were raping a girl anyway, they may as well sodomize her while they were at it.  And I have seen teenage girls dragged through the mud by the media when they dare go public against their accusers.
 
2013-02-25 10:40:46 PM

Voiceofreason01: Theaetetus:
Glad to know you guys have your talking points straight. It makes it easier to identify you.

Nowhere in the article or the articles posted in the comments does it say she went to the police and nobody has been charged with a crime. I'm not going to come and white knight a rapist but there's also no real evidence that the boyfriend raped anybody. I might believe that University is covering things up but are you asserting that the local and State police are just ignoring accusations of rape?

/Interestingly I have you farkied as a troll.


you weren't paying attention, were you?
 
2013-02-25 10:40:55 PM

Theaetetus: Somacandra: Weaver95: I cannot even begin to untangle the morass of lies, contradictions and bullshiat the right wing in this country has said they believe when it comes to the subject of rape in this country.

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I think this color-coded graphic helps sort the issues out well.

IgG4 is Orange, apparently. Shame, I farkied him as red 5.


Then how come you keep responding to me?
 
2013-02-25 10:41:05 PM

Weaver95: YIKES! if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?


In my experience working at large universities it is no different than business or government or some other large non-profit organization like a major church. There are powerful people who have interests to protect and they will go to any length necessary to preserve their slice of the pie. Of course Penn State is the paradigmatic example..but merely an example of a much larger trend.
 
2013-02-25 10:41:05 PM
OK, after reading more about this story from local media, I'm really confused. She claims her boyfriend raped her, but instead of going to police she filed an honor code violation against him, and he was found not guilty.


I'm still not clear why she didn't go to the police.
 
2013-02-25 10:41:47 PM
She better pray to God she can prove the things she's claiming beyond a reasonable doubt otherwise she is going to get the pants sued off her.
 
2013-02-25 10:43:23 PM

Theaetetus: Whup, got another sociopath! "If the rapist isn't convicted beyond a reasonable doubt, then the accuser is guilty of lying and we don't need trials or anything."
Tag him and bag him.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't any kind of guilt supposed to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before it is established? Or is merely asking this question enough to identify myself as a rapist sociopath?
 
2013-02-25 10:44:13 PM

Kazan: White Southern Men like Rape. More at 11


All (race) (region) (gender) are (criminals).

I'm honestly confused; are you being ironic, or...?
 
2013-02-25 10:44:40 PM

Weaver95: Somacandra: Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.

just skimmed that article.  YIKES!  if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?


I'm guessing Penn State level of shenanigans worthy of the same implosion...sad that it's unlikely to happen.
 
2013-02-25 10:44:51 PM

Somacandra: Weaver95: YIKES! if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?

In my experience working at large universities it is no different than business or government or some other large non-profit organization like a major church. There are powerful people who have interests to protect and they will go to any length necessary to preserve their slice of the pie. Of course Penn State is the paradigmatic example..but merely an example of a much larger trend.


if the school was getting reports from that many students who said that they woke up with fuzzy memories and physical evidence of rape then they are in serious trouble.  one or two students...ok, maybe I could see it as coincidence or 'he said/she said' student bullshiat.  let the cops sort it out and keep the two students away from one another for the rest of term.  but SIXTY girls all saying the same (or very similar) things!?  WTF man....that's insane.
 
2013-02-25 10:45:04 PM
Weaver95:
you weren't paying attention, were you?

There aren't enough details in the article to know anything for sure other than someone, somewhere is outraged. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence that's pretty damning if you look at it from a certain point of view but no hard evidence. Am I supposed to be outraged by this?
 
2013-02-25 10:45:14 PM
 
2013-02-25 10:45:37 PM

Somacandra: Weaver95: YIKES! if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?

In my experience working at large universities it is no different than business or government or some other large non-profit organization like a major church. There are powerful people who have interests to protect and they will go to any length necessary to preserve their slice of the pie. Of course Penn State is the paradigmatic example..but merely an example of a much larger trend.


I wish that we, as a society, had the ethical intestinal fortitude to jail not only the people who were guilty of a crime but also people who knew and helped cover it up or who knew and simply said nothing in order to protect themselves.
 
2013-02-25 10:45:46 PM

Theaetetus: Weaver95: Somacandra: Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.

just skimmed that article.  YIKES!  if the school looked the other way after something that bad...what ELSE are they covering up!?

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Damn, beat me to it....
 
2013-02-25 10:46:39 PM

Voiceofreason01: Nowhere in the article or the articles posted in the comments does it say she went to the police and nobody has been charged with a crime. I'm not going to come and white knight a rapist but there's also no real evidence that the boyfriend raped anybody.


The article does not ever name the boyfriend, but you said: "If we look at the evidence so far the boyfriend might have a good libel case against her and the university." Trying to fall back on the evidence in the article  now means that yes, you  were trying to white knight a rapist.
In fact, the very mention of "boyfriend" is white knighting the rapist  since you're the only person to suggest a boyfriend was involved.

I might believe that University is covering things up but are you asserting that the local and State police are just ignoring accusations of rape?

If you "might believe that University is covering things up" then why did you say that "theboyfriend might have a good libel case against... the university"? This is inconsistent: you say some boyfriend you dreamed up (because it's not mentioned anywhere in the article) has a libel case against the university, but admit that the university could be covering up a rape.

But yes, I'll be frank: you're not really white knighting a rapist, you're  attacking a rape victim to destroy her credibility, based on your imagined "boyfriend" and accusations against the university.

/Interestingly I have you farkied as a troll.

I bet you can guess how I have you farkied, and in what color.
 
2013-02-25 10:46:54 PM

atomicmask: Maybe she should wait for her "alleged" rapist to be convicted so its no longer an "Alleged" case and its a convicted case, other wise its just defaming the character of someone.


Didn't RTFA, did you?
 
2013-02-25 10:48:03 PM

Lunchlady: She better pray to God she can prove the things she's claiming beyond a reasonable doubt otherwise she is going to get the pants sued off her.


I don't think so.

look - her deal is that she didn't like how the university handled her claims of rape.  they didn't even acknowledge her and assumed she was lying without checking out her story.  she followed their rules, their procedures...didn't get satisfaction.  so she went to the next level.  now she got their attention and the response was to punish her for it.

even if you don't like her.  even if you don't believe her story...you STILL have to support her right to say she doesn't agree with how the school handled her situation.
 
2013-02-25 10:48:07 PM
Goofus goes public with accusations of a crime.

Gallant calls the police and provides evidentiary support.
 
2013-02-25 10:48:21 PM
Gambill hadn't told her parents the "horrific and disturbing" truth, but she claims her student Honor Court representative did so without permission. While Gambill testified at her trial, she says her student rep gave her parents a confidential document she had written, which was intended to be used only as evidence in the Honor Court. "When I found out he had given it to them, I asked him why," Gambill said, recounting her outrage. She said that the student rep told her that he "thought they should know."

Whoa, that's a violation of federal privacy laws, isn't it?
 
2013-02-25 10:48:57 PM

Theaetetus: IgG4: Theaetetus: IgG4: Theaetetus: IgG4: She sounds like a trouble maker to me. Multiple accusations against various men, exploiting what ever means she has at her disposal to make her political position heard? Sounds like trouble to me.

Hey, everyone! Sociopath Alert! Set your Farkies.

IgG4:"But I'm just making a joke! Get a sense of humor!"

Sure, sure, Sociopath.
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We're on to your kind.

What the hell are you talking about?

The proper response is, "oh, shiat, I didn't mean that seriously. Gosh, I now realize that was as inappropriate as McFarlane's jokes last night. I disavow that entire post and beg forgiveness."

Helpful tip: you can copy-paste the above via the edit menu.

Are you drunk? Look if you get raped you go to the  cops and press charges then you let the DA take it from there. You don't file a complaint with the US Dept of Ed Office of Civil Rights. When you do that you look like an activist with an axe to grind, which in this case I think she probably is. How that makes me a psychopath I have no idea.

She complained to a state authority with state police, and only went to a federal agency because of their lack of response. But that's apparently not good enough for you, because you want to call her "an activist with an axe to grind" so that people will shut her up.  Boy, you sure are angry at being called out on your own words.
And I stand by my original declaration of your Farky. That's incredibly sociopathic, and there's really no excuse for the rest of us to stand idly by and let your words spew out unopposed. As long as people think you have any credibility, you're harmful to society.


You sound fat.
 
2013-02-25 10:49:10 PM

Somacandra: Thunderpipes: So, the guy was charged with a crime?

Read the actual account linked to in the piece. She suffered a concussion and woke up covered in blood. She doesn't know who the rapist was. The point is when she tried to deal with how it affected her coursework, the university refused to cooperate and she found out that others had been treated similarly--thus leading a reasonable observer to conclude a systemic problem. I hate to say this, but as a faculty member I've had to deal with student victims (taking my classes) coming to me for help. Its incredibly sad and painful. And I'm not even the victim.


You're getting victims confused, by the way; that account is from someone else who brought the case against UNC. The subject of this article was raped by her boyfriend, who's referenced in that article as also having stalked her. I'm not sure which was first; I haven't really kept up with the chronology of it all. Though I do remember hearing something along the lines of their reaction to his stalking her being to move him to a better dorm. If anyone's wondering why there hasn't been a conviction, well...it's pretty clear there are people standing in the way of that.

/current UNC student
//you would not believe the reaction this got today
 
2013-02-25 10:49:36 PM

Voiceofreason01: Weaver95:
you weren't paying attention, were you?

There aren't enough details in the article to know anything for sure other than someone, somewhere is outraged. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence that's pretty damning if you look at it from a certain point of view but no hard evidence. Am I supposed to be outraged by this?


if you follow along with the links embedded in the story, there are certainly more details than you seem to have noticed.  besides, the details of the rape aren't at issue.  the schools handling of the situation is what's at stake.
 
2013-02-25 10:49:45 PM
For all the inevitable Men's Rights "ZOMG FALSE RAPE" derp that will inevitably arise here: She has not named her rapist publicly. She is not harassing him personally. She is merely speaking about her rape along with two other women whose rapes were ignored by the school in support of an administrator who was fired for speaking out against the way  the school treats rape victims.
 
2013-02-25 10:50:43 PM

Weaver95: if the school was getting reports from that many students who said that they woke up with fuzzy memories and physical evidence of rape then they are in serious trouble.


===

On Wednesday, Pino and UNC alumna Annie Clark, supported by fellow UNC student Landen Gambill -- all sexual assault survivors -- filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights on behalf of themselves and those 64 other victims, whose names are being kept confidential. Their complaint alleges UNC violated assault survivors' rights under the Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights, the Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and equal opportunity mandates under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ok, ok. Its clear that there are a number of victims, Pino is not Gambill. But the issue is not the conviction of suspects-rather the failure of UNC to institutionally deal with rape culture there. Its not about the crime so much as the coverup afterwards and shuffling off victims to keep the school from looking bad.
 
2013-02-25 10:50:57 PM
Landen Gambill is the one who claims she is being threatened with an honor code violation for talking about her "rape.". She is the one who reported her boyfriend for an honor code violation for raping her. But I haven't found any explanation in any story I've read for why she didn't go to the police.
 
2013-02-25 10:51:28 PM

Genevieve Marie: For all the inevitable Men's Rights "ZOMG FALSE RAPE" derp that will inevitably arise here: She has not named her rapist publicly. She is not harassing him personally. She is merely speaking about her rape along with two other women whose rapes were ignored by the school in support of an administrator who was fired for speaking out against the way  the school treats rape victims.


which even if you don't believe her story means you STILL have to support her right to speak up about how the school handled her situation.
 
2013-02-25 10:52:41 PM

bigwf2007: Landen Gambill is the one who claims she is being threatened with an honor code violation for talking about her "rape.". She is the one who reported her boyfriend for an honor code violation for raping her. But I haven't found any explanation in any story I've read for why she didn't go to the police.


um...what story are you reading?  could you link to it?  because that's not what the rest of us are talking about....
 
2013-02-25 10:53:22 PM

Big Dave: In this country we talk about how women can avoid rape, or what she should do about a pregnancy that results from rape, but we do not tell our men not to rape.

I have had women friends show me whistles, steak knives, and other implements they carry with them at all times to hopefully ward off a rapist.  I have sat in a room of 25 other college football players and heard them all agree that, if they were raping a girl anyway, they may as well sodomize her while they were at it.  And I have seen teenage girls dragged through the mud by the media when they dare go public against their accusers.


Thank you. Been pointing this out for years--I can sit and talk about how farked up it is that we train girls to look at men like it's a third-world country until the cows come home, but I'm seriously starting to think that rape culture is only going to get resolved when women start openly displaying weapons and treating injured wannabe rapists like marks of honor.
 
2013-02-25 10:53:31 PM
Good. Fark that university.
 
2013-02-25 10:53:34 PM
Sidenote to all of Fark's pro-rape white knights: You are aware that the only thing you're succeeding in is making yourselves look guilty of rape as well, right? I'm not going to say that you are rapists (obviously, most of you are just trolls), but that's what it looks like. That goes for every rape thread, by the way, not just this one.
 
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