Cathy Young is a contributing editor at Reason magazine and a columnist for Newsday. Her book, “Ceasefire! Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality” was published by The Free Press in 1999. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Last Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a speech announcing the reversal of Obama-era policies on campus sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law on gender equity in education. This was met with a wave of outrage on social media and in progressive publications. There were angry accusations that the move would harm women and protect rapists; a #StopBetsy hashtag sprang up on Twitter.