UC Santa Barbara
Dealing with sexual assault
Dealing with sexual assault

To the editor: I applaud Sandy Banks' courageous and cogent commentary (“A campus judgment call,” Column, June 10). For some time now the campus sexual assault pendulum has been inching its way away from the historical bias that favored males, but it has now swung too far in the other direction, as evidenced by the recent federal mandate and by a strong ideology on campuses that favors females to such a degree that it sometimes demands we believe everything a sexual assault accuser says. I am keenly aware of the reason many campuses needed to reform their policies and practices regarding sexual assault, and I support such changes. However, replacing one bias with another...