For some, college is an opportunity to meet a life partner. For others, it affords near miss experiences that help to develop the wisdom to choose a life partner wisely:
It was a saga that started on Memorial Day weekend in 2014 when two already romantic Michigan State University students, referred to in legal documents as Nathan and Melanie, began a consensual sexual tryst in the backseat of a car.
A passerby interrupted them, and Melanie revealed that the incident brought up unpleasant memories of a previous abusive relationship. The incident and its aftermath triggered a long-running and sometimes confusing case that underscores the challenges colleges and universities face in dealing with ambiguous sexual assault allegations outside the legal system.
Later that night, Nathan tried to resume the encounter — reaching underneath Melanie’s shirt — but he said he stopped after she rejected him. Sixteen months later, Melanie — who reportedly is awaiting gender reassignment surgery and now identifies as a man — made a formal complaint to MSU officials for the “one-time, non-consensual touching.”
Melanie cited being transgender as a key reason for coming forward, and claimed to fear encountering her ex-lover in the male bathrooms.
Here’s an idea for Melanie and any other women who are afraid of encountering men in the men’s room: Use the ladies’ room.
Advice for guys: If a girl seems weird enough that you could even imagine her deciding to pretend to be a guy, don’t climb into the backseat with her.
Obama leaned hard on colleges to impose draconian punishments on men accused of sexual improprieties, using Title IX to withhold federal funding from those failing to comply. This has been blamed for Michigan State persecuting Nathan over a trivial incident that happened off campus a long time ago.
The Nathan and Melanie encounter took place prior to the implementation of the new guidelines; however, the gender studies professor tasked with the investigation incorrectly listed on the documents the date of the incident as being after the new guidelines were implemented, and so Nathan was investigated under the updated policy.
When a gender studies professor is in charge of the investigation, the outcome is preordained.
Although local authorities did not charge Nathan with any crime, the MSU ruling goes on his permanent record, marking him as a sex offender. Best of luck to him when it comes to getting a job.
Nathan has been forced to fight back with a countersuit. How he pays his ever-accumulating legal bills on top of tuition is anyone’s guess.
The lunatic P.C. malice of the Obama years still lingers in the air like the aftereffects of a Michael Moore burrito binge.
On a tip from Steve A.