Feeling left out of terrible Republican decisions, Betsy DeVos rolls back campus sexual assault guidelines



Education Sec. Betsy DeVos listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a strategic and policy discussion with CEOs in the State Department Library in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Daniela Barhanna

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WASHINGTON ­– Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education has begun the process of rolling back the Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault. DeVos stated that the current guidelines were “unfair” and that “the accused is a victim too.”

When asked the question of what the reasons for overturning the Title IX guidelines were, DeVos said that she felt “left out” when it comes to terrible Republican decisions. “I want to make an impact too,” said DeVos.

The decision has been met with strong critique from lawmakers as well as anti-sexual violence organizations, citing that the rollback demonstrates “clear favoritism for accused rapists.”

DeVos maintained that students should not worry, as the department is planning to introduce a new program replacing the Obama-era guidelines, called “How Not To Get Raped,” which will include instructions for avoiding sexual assault on campus.

According to DeVos, some examples include “avoiding provocative clothing, such as skirts, shorts, pants, t-shirts, sweaters and dresses, avoiding walking alone on campus during the day, walking alone on campus during the evening, talking to strangers, talking to fellow students, sitting, standing, walking, breathing, and existing.”

In a statement, DeVos disclosed that in an effort to further roll back Obama’s legacy, the Trump administration “will next seek to re-enter the Great Recession of 2007.”