January 29 2017 - [⚠️: sexual assault] by Gina Benevento
"Affirmative consent, for those who don't know, is the idea that if you don't consent at every stage of a sexual encounter, it's rape. That means asking for every kiss and asking for every boob squeeze. It's almost as if feminists want everyone to remain celibate." These words were spoken last autumn to a packed auditorium of students at #AuburnUniversity in #Alabama during a speech called How Feminism Hurts Women by #MiloYiannopoulos.
Yiannopoulos is senior editor for the far-right media outlet #BreitbartNews. The man who hired him is #StephenBannon, ex-CEO of Breitbart News and President Donald Trump's #chiefstrategist. Students didn't have to guess at Yiannopoulos' political affiliation: he addressed the students sporting a "Team Trump" jersey.
On his tour of American universities, Yiannopoulos is often joined by #ChristinaHoffSommers, who in 2014 wrote an article entitled Rape Culture is a Panic Where Paranoia, Censorship and False Accusations Flourish which appeared in #Timemagazine. Sommers has also written for #AVoiceforMen, considered a #hatesite by the #SouthernLawPovertyCenter.
Their viewpoints directly contradict the #UnitedStates government's Department of Justice website, which states that 21 percent of female undergraduate students - approximately one in five - experience #sexualassault while at #university.
Yiannopoulos and Sommers dismiss this number. They don't like similar statistics from the Center for Disease Control or the Association of American Universities either.
They also don't like that former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have been using this statistic to draw attention to - and to allocate resources for - #campusrape. It angers them.
Yiannopoulos and Sommers aren't alone. Behind them is a burgeoning #mensrightsmovement who believe there is a vast and powerful women's lobby, backed by the #WhiteHouse, the #NationalOrganizationforWomen and rich female celebrities, among others. Their agenda? " It's about man-hating," Yiannopoulos says .