UC-Davis Quickly Caves When Challenged About Sexual-Assault Training Coercion

November 24, 2014

By Greg Piper at The College Fix

That was fast: Less than two weeks after the University of California-Davisdefended its sexual-assault training materials that require students to agree that certain words and phrases (“pimp,” “slut”) are “problematic,” the school has caved.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which wrote to UC-Davis to protest the violation of conscience – students couldn’t register without completing the training – says that the school has now removed the “Harmful Language” slide and “Words that Hurt” activity.

The school lawyer told FIRE it will “ensure that any new slides will not in any way require students to adopt certain viewpoints or affirm that any speech is objectionable.”

In what’s either a genuine gesture or a “stop bugging us” blowoff, the lawyer continues:

We always welcome your organization’s valuable perspective on our programs and activities. Thank you once again for bringing this to our attention.

This is what the “problematic” words activity looked like, as The College Fix previously noted.

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