IN OTHER RELATED, DESPERATE NONSENSE---DEFENSE ATTORNEYS TO ASK FOR RE-TRIAL
UPDATE: THE FEMINIST MYTH MESSAGE----JUST GO OUT AND DO IT-- KEEPS GRINDING ON AT VANDERBILT WITH NEW WORKSHOP, HOW TO BE BRILLIANT IN BED
Posters advertising the event show a woman wielding a large ruler and promise "a crash course in sexy sex ed" that is "great for everyone from sexual novices to full-blown sexperts."
But Molly Corn, a Vanderbilt senior and peer sex educator who is helping to plan the event, said the racy poster is meant to draw students into a discussion on hooking up, consent and alcohol. Corn hopes talking about sex will make her peers "comfortable with making their own decisions as they see fit."
Corn, who also is a member of the student newspaper staff and an on-campus feminist group, said the students had no idea the event would fall a week after the guilty verdicts in a high-profile rape case against two former Commodore football players.
RELATED RAPE ON STANFORD CAMPUS
VANDERBERG AND BATEY GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES
THIS HAS BEEN A HARROWING TRIAL FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS HIGH-PROFILE RAPE CASE AS WELL AS THE CITY OF NASHVILLE.
But justice has been served.
This from the NYPost:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.
The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty. Batey was stoic, staring ahead and Vandenburg shook his head “no,” appearing stunned as the verdict was read. His father had an outburst and abruptly left the courtroom.
The victim, who was a 21-year-old neuroscience and economics major at the time of the 2013 attack, cried as each guilty verdict was announced.
Both men were convicted of four counts of aggravated rape, one count of attempted aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. They face decades in prison when they are sentenced March 6.
The jury heard two weeks of dramatic testimony from a parade of witnesses, including police, former and current Vanderbilt students and the woman, who said she didn’t remember what happened that night, only that she woke up in a strange dorm room. They also saw cellphone images from the night of the attack that Vandenburg sent to his friends as it was happening.
Despite the photos and video, and witnesses seeing the woman unconscious and at least partially naked in the dorm, no one reported it.
The trial played out amid a national conversation about rape on college campuses. In Nashville, where the prestigious private university is located, hundreds of officials from colleges across the state are meeting this week for a two-day summit on how to reduce sexual assaults.