Marc Gafni supports the National Coalition for Men and their initiative to oppose Senate Bill 169 and similiar legislations that target males and destroy lives by facilitating false allegations. After the NCFM letter to California Govenor Jerry Brown, the Govenor vetoed the bill. The team of the Center for Integral Wisdom and Who Is Marc Gafni congratulate the NCFM for their success.
National Coalition for Men Letter to Governor
On October 5th, the National Coalition for Men sent a letter to Governor Brown opposing the Dear Colleague Letter by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) 2011 and its recent successor SB-169.
In it they state: “If the true purpose of SB-169 is to ensure “…that all persons, regardless of their sex, should enjoy freedom from discrimination of any kind in the educational institutions of the state,” then it is sorely deficient. Like its predecessor, the Dear Colleague Letter, SB-169 targets males. Anyone who says differently is disingenuous and has no concern or concept of freedom from discrimination regardless of a person’s sex.”
Read the whole letter here:
Dear Governor Brown,
We oppose SB-169 Education – sex equity; and, any similar legislation.
The infamous U.S. Department of Education (DOE) 2011 Dear Colleague Letter directed higher-educational institutions to investigate, adjudicate, and resolve allegations of student-on-student sexual misconduct. It required schools too:
- Use the lowest standard of evidentiary proof, a preponderance-of-evidence standard, albeit a coin-flip.
- Allow complainants to appeal not-guilty findings, rather than facilitate appeals for the accused.
- Discourage cross-examination.
- Prohibit relying on law-enforcement investigation determinations.
- Resolve complaints expeditiously.
- Directed that fundamental due-process protections not hinder the resolution of charges.
The Dear Colleague Letter intentionally targeted males and facilitated false allegations of sexual harassment and assault. It disrupted and destroyed the lives of hundreds of students (and their families), including several students who committed suicide. Moreover, numerous schools have been sued, paid hefty sums, and lawsuits are pending. Both the DOE directive and proposed California legislation cause the malevolently bizarre concept of guilty, even after proven innocent.
If the true purpose of SB-169 is to ensure “…that all persons, regardless of their sex, should enjoy freedom from discrimination of any kind in the educational institutions of the state,” then it is sorely deficient. Like its predecessor, the Dear Colleague Letter, SB-169 targets males. Anyone who says differently is disingenuous and has no concern or concept of freedom from discrimination regardless of a person’s sex.
Moreover, SB-169 extends itself into secondary education institutions. If it becomes law hundreds, perhaps thousands, of our children will be wrongly labeled sex offenders and have their lives seriously affected if not destroyed by false accusations. Like our universities, lawsuits will soon burden our secondary schools and the families of the falsely accused who bear the ruinous cost of litigation, financial and emotional.
The damage done by the Dear Colleague Letter is incalculable. There are no known positive outcomes – none. There is no evidence to suggest the letter saved anyone from sexual harassment or assault. There is no reason to believe SB-169 will be any better; but clearly, there are sufficient reasons to believe outcomes will be substantially worse.
Please help defeat this legislation. It is not well intentioned. It is ideologically driven and devoid of substance. In fact, in application, it will be wicked. It is counter to common sense, civility and all things good in our culture and society.
Harry A. Crouch, President
National Coalition For Men
NCFM Thanks Governor Jerry Brown for Upholding Due Process
On October 16th, the “National Coalition For Men (NCFM) thanks California Governor Jerry Brown for doing the ethical thing by vetoing Senate Bill 169, which would have codified the bad policies set forth in the 2011 “Dear Colleague“ letter issued by former President Obama and further eroded the due process rights of college students.”