The young woman who introduced Jackie Coakley to journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely used Jackie’s story to push a federal law eroding due process for men on college campuses.
Emily Renda, a 2011 sociology major who wrote on Title IX and the campus rape myth for her college thesis, testified before a U.S. senate panel earlier this year. Here’s what she said in June.
Self-blame and victim-blame are among the primary factors that deter victims from reporting. Personal responsibilities for an attack especially when reinforced by peers undermine a survivor’s sense that it is his or her right to seek justice.
One survivor I worked with did not report her gang rape until almost a year later because immediately after the attack she confided in peers who did not believe her, who told her that she was wrong about what had happened to her because those were all great guys. Her friends’ responses took away her confidence to report or seek help which means those five young men went unpunished and remained a threat to the other students’ throughout that year.
We now know that that entire story of rape was made up. Will Emily Renda now ask to have it removed?
Gotnews.com has already questioned whether or not Renda was actually raped given conflicting accounts she has given.
Renda should especially now that we know Jackie Coakley’s friends pushed her to call the police, according to the Associated Press. This claim absolutely demolishes the lies that Renda told before Congress. Will her testimony now be withdrawn?
The written testimony is even more damning and accusatory. Jenna, in this case, Jackie looks like she has absolutely terrible friends.
Because Jenna–Jackie Coakley–waited so long “witnesses were more difficult to locate.”
Maybe they were hard to find because they didn’t exist?
Here‘s Renda’s written testimony. And now compare that to what you know now.