Stanford earns a PhD in cluelessness for its woeful Brock Turner response

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In the wake of the high-profile case of Stanford University student Brock Turner raping an unconscious woman behind a rubbish bin, the university had to act.

It’s done some root-cause analysis into how one of its students could commit such a heinous crime and it’s come up with an answer that’s worthy of a PhD in Cluelessness.

The university has decided to ban alcohol. Or, to be more precise, it’s banning spirits at on-campus parties and limiting the amount of spirits kept in dorm rooms.

Aside from the fact that any one of Stanford’s historians should have been able to brief university management about how well prohibition worked out in the past, a bottle of spirits cannot rape a person.

Alcohol or drinking culture didn’t “make” Brock Turner commit rape. I’ve drunk spirits plenty of times but not once have I accidently stripped someone naked and inserted things into their genitals.

The real cause of Brock Turner raping a woman was Brock Turner’s sense of entitlement; the belief that women are toys — or even prey — rather than people, and that he should be able to play with or hunt them without consequence.

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