DAILYKENN.com -- None seemed to notice Brett Kavanaugh's gender bias at Harvard Law School where he teaches a three-week law course. That is, until recently.
A flurry of Title IX complaints were filed en masse, evidence that the complaints are a bullying tactic not grounded in legitimate offenses.
The abuse of the Title IX provision, intended to protect real victims of sex discrimination, reduces it to a weapon to attack professors whose views are unpopular among far-left students.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The weaponizing of Title IX demonstrates how excessive government efforts to protect us can actually be used against us.
From thecrimson.com ...
By Shera S. Avi-Yonah and Jamie D. Halper, Crimson Staff Writers
In the days before Harvard Law School announced embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not teach in Cambridge this January, undergraduates eager to block his return to campus struck on a new strategy: file Title IX complaints against the conservative judge.
Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment — though several Title IX experts said this strategy was unlikely to succeed.
Jacqueline L. Kellogg ’19 — who said she has filed a complaint against Kavanaugh with the University’s Office for Dispute Resolution — came up with the idea several days ago. She began urging fellow students to follow suit over the weekend, at one point sending an email to a group of students at the College and the Law School that offered specific instructions on how to bring a formal complaint to ODR.
By the time The Crimson reported late Monday that Kavanaugh had left his teaching position at the Law School, at least 48 students had signed an online petition certifying they had filed a Title IX complaint against the nominee. But at least one signatory said that not all of those who signed the petition had actually filed complaints as of Monday evening.
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