Students Create Anonymous Website That Outs Sexual Assaulters

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, Title IX is more convoluted than it has ever been. In the midst of federal, administrative, and local efforts to troubleshoot ongoing issues with the law's application in higher education, some students are caught in the cobweb of what many consider a flawed system. The ever-rising rates of contentious lawsuits against colleges and universities concerning the handling of complaints is a testament to the fact that students - whether they be a victim, respondent or somewhere in between - are dissatisfied with the system in some capacity.

While the expectation in such imminent circumstances is for students to accept their reality, regardless of how dire, they're forging new ways to do the polar opposite by taking matters into their own hands.

We've seen this phenomenon exemplified by students at Harvard during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Dozens of them banded together and submitted numerous Title IX complaints alleging sexual harassment to ensure the nominee wouldn't be welcomed back to teach at their school. Now, we're seeing a shift in action from students who feel that Title IX isn't protecting students as it should on their campus.

The unnamed student creators of a new website called "Make Them Scared" say that serial assaulters at the University of Washington get away with their crimes far too often. Their solution lies in posting the names of accused perpetrators online for the entire school and society to see. In order to submit names onto the list, proof of identity for both the accuser and the accused is required. The accuser's name, however, isn't posted online. A disclaimer is provided on the site, reading that the moderators can't confirm the alleged acts took place, and for that reason, people should take all the names listed “with a grain of salt.”

Each entry has different information. Some include extensive information about the assault, where it occurred, where the accused attends college, and if the incident was reported to anyone. Others merely list the accused perpetrator's name. The site was intended to remain in the Washington area, but complaints from Florida, Texas, and Colorado have infiltrated the site.

Make Them Scared has garnered much publicity from multiple news sources and blogs. In the "How to Help" section of the website, the creators' intentions are clear. Plainly stated: "There is some entity out there, if not our legal system, if not our universities' administrations, that will hold them accountable for their actions."

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