As sexual harassment ‘blueprint’ restricts verbal conduct: Things Not To Say On Campus

By June 6, 2013

by Alexandra Petri

The Washington Post


“Verbosity,” as Dan Quayle allegedly said, “leads to unclear, inarticulate things.”

A 47-page open letter sent to the University of Montana by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and the Department of Justice in May has been generating quite a bit of controversy. In response to a series of mishandlings of sexual assault cases on the university’s campus, the OCR set forth new, broad guidelines for what constituted sexual harassment, describing them as a “blueprint” for colleges nationwide...