You may have seen some mention of the now-apparently-concluded Laura Kipnis saga at Northwestern University. If you haven't, here's the quick gist: A couple months back, Kipnis, a Professor of Radio, TV and Film at Northwestern, wrote an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, lampooning and denouncing what she views as the 'sexual paranoia' now reigning on college campuses, spreading out into the society at large and creating a broader climate of adult infantilization captured by new phrases like 'trigger warnings', 'safe spaces' and the like. This created a good bit of controversy and debate, unsurprisingly. It also spurred a protest at Northwestern in which student activists demanded that the administration publicly reject Kipnis's views and reaffirm its support for its own policies on sexual harassment and assault.
Then, in response, at least two students at Northwestern filed Title IX complaints against Kipnis - alleging that her essay constituted retaliation against students whose sexual abuse or assault claims she described in passing in the essay. The University did in fact open such an investigation, complete with a contract with an outside law firm to conduct the investigation, which was entirely based on the article in question and a single tweet Kipnis tweeted to support the same article.
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