Believe women … or else!

It’s 2019 and Atticus Finch still isn’t enough

UW-Madison still has the long knives out
for Quintez Cephus

Quintez Cephus has been exonerated of criminal sexual assault in Dane County Circuit Court. Not just presumed innocent but — mindful of the Mueller Report’s contentious refusal to “exonerate” the President — adjudged innocent after a full, evidentiary trial. This man WAS exonerated before the law.

It is another matter entirely as to whether he will get his life back. Whether this young black man will readmitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That remains to be seen. The jury is still out. No, scratch that. The jury in his Dane County Circuit Court case returned its not guilty verdict in less than 45 minutes. We should say the star chamber tribunal at the university is still out.

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Only $30 from Philly Feminists United, which describes itself as “a collective of women and gender non-conforming intersectional feminists.” 

Thank you, President Obama

Why is his reinstatement not a slam dunk (to mix sports metaphors)? The promising Badger football receiver can thank Barack Obama and the baying hounds who sought to ruin Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and countless others. Because Mr. Cephus was felled by the torch-carrying mob that demands the suspension of convincing proof in favor of sexual equity. “Believe the Woman” or be branded a sexist pig.

To a certain degree, Quintez Cephus is the intersectional victim of today’s identity politics. Like Atticus Finch’s client, he was exonerated in court but punished anyway. His attorneys say the university does not want him back. (Story here.) Because of the criminal charges, Cephus could not defend himself before the university tribunal.

Isthmus co-founder Fred Milverstedt tells Blaska Policy Werkes: 

Rachel KavanaughIn the eyes of the law, Cephus is not guilty of the crime. He has however violated a UW code. The code is one result of a letter Obama sent around advising colleges and universities to establish a policy of conduct that really cracks down on offenders — [that being] toxic men in particular, especially if it involves a woman.  If there’s a woman involved, chances are, whatever your position or place, you are already phuqued. There is, however, a catch.

Knowing the UW, if the decision comes down to sticking to their PC guns or being labeled as racist — nationally! internationally! — It’s just as likely they’ll fold.

Whatever happened to due process?

It was the Obama administration in 2011 that redefined sexual assault under Title IX as merely “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.” Failure to adhere results in the loss of federal funding.

Universities treat accusations of sexual misconduct against male students (disproportionately, though they don’t like to admit it, minority male students) as presumptively true. The accuser is given all sorts of help and deference, the accused is treated as a criminal from day one, and often not allowed to call witnesses, cross examine his accuser, or otherwise enjoy the sort of due process that, say, a university administrator would demand if accused of a crime. — U of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Betsy DeVos to the rescue

Comment BlackTrump’s unfairly maligned Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, is proposing reinforcing rights of the accused. The definition sexual harassment would be more specific and schools would be held accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct that occurred on campus. The Cephus event occurred off-campus.

The New York Times reported: 

For several years, higher education administrators have maintained that sexual misconduct rules pressed by the Obama administration unnecessarily burdened them with bureaucratic mandates that had little to do with assault or harassment, and men’s rights groups have said the accused have had little recourse.

The DeVos rewrite would allow for the accused to cross-examine accusers during sexual misconduct hearings, although it would be carried out through a third party to avoid confrontation between students.

Blaska’s Bottom Line quotes law professor Reynolds:

At today’s universities, masculinity is almost never discussed except in negative terms, usually with the word “toxic” attached. When girls and women are discussed, the question is always about how to help them do better. When boys and men are mentioned, it’s almost always as some sort of a problem. The anti-sex-discrimination education law, Title IX, is supposed to promote sexual equality, but in fact it has been turned into a club with which to beat male students.

What do YOU think?

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33 Responses to Believe women … or else!

  1. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    I wish that Cephus had just kept his weenie in his pants, studies and played football. But, he didn’t. He wagged it in the public’s face. Regardless of the “not guilty” verdict, it is not disputed that he got drunk with a couple of young nubile lovelies and was videoed having sex with both of them. This is high-risk behavior that led to very bad publicity for the UW football and himself. I’m sorry, but this violates the implied “morals clause”, and the UW is correct in refusing to readmit him and allowing him to represent the UW on the football team. Send him on down the road, and hopefully he’ll get another gig and have learned something from his UW experience.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Larsen E. Whipsnade;

      “he got drunk with a couple of young nubile lovelies and was videoed** having sex with both of them.”

      Not a violation of the law. **There was but ONE (1) single frame picture, hardly a video, which was NOT taken by Cephus.

      “This is high-risk behavior that led to very bad publicity for the UW football and himself.”

      Not violations of law.

      “this violates the implied ‘morals clause’ ”

      An implied morals clause has no legal standing.

      “and the UW is correct in refusing to readmit him”

      That presumes they were correct in violating Cephus’ rights under the 6th Amendment (innocent until proven guilty) and 14th Amendment (presumption of innocence & due process).

      ”(not) allowing him to represent the UW on the football team.”

      That’s the ONLY card the U.W.’s holding, a deuce, and they better be damn careful how they play it.

      The rest of it? The U.W. deprived a U.S. citizen of his Constitutional Rights in large part to appease a #MeToo charged atmosphere. The U.W. is on the outside looking in; they keep f*****g with Cephus and he’ll ding them for a deep 7 figure $ettlement, at least.

      It kind of sounds to me like he just wants to get back on the team, something Chryst, the coaching staff, and the players have publicly favored.

      He may have another angle. If it was me, I’d sue the living $#!T out of them for kicking me to the curb and denying me my constitutional rights just to pacify the feminista/PC contingent, then I’d flip them off on my way outta Dodge!

      The Gotch

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        Cephus should sue them AND demand reinstatement. It’s time America’s colleges and universities are prevented from hiding behind all the Title IX crapola, which has clearly become an alternative justice system weighted in favor of the PC fanatics who created the toxic atmosphere on campuses and the spineless administrators who do their bidding. No one raised a peep when he was expelled simply for being accused of a crime; that fact alone should cause anyone who believes in the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” to shudder. If every student who engages in “high-risk sexual behavior” were to be expelled, every college and university in the country would have to close its doors (well, maybe not BYU).
        One thing that’s not mentioned about the Cephus case is that by playing football for the UW, he is afforded a quality education he wouldn’t otherwise have access to. I loathe what UW-Madison has become over the past few years, but one thing it does well is to support its athletes academically.


      • Fritzderkat says:

        If every college in the country were to hold its athletes hard to a strict moral code and punish or expel them for violating this or that regulation, it would reduce the eligible player pool by about a half.


    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      @Larsen E, Whipsnade
      It’s funny how many things you got exactly wrong. First,Cephus was not drinking, at all, and nobody ever accused him of drinking. Second he didn’t videotape anything. His friend took a photo (which he then deleted.) If the high risk behaviour and morals clause violation that caused his expulsion, is having sex in your own room, there would be nobody left at UW to go to class.


  2. she says:

    @Larsen E. Whipsnade the entire situation is sad and unfortunate for everyone involved, none of them will ever forget or recover completely. However, given that Mr. Cephus is expelled, he will have a very difficult time getting accepted to another university. I think best case scenario, UW allows for readmission with an agreement that Mr. Cephus transfer to another school. At this point it should not be about football, it is about a young man being able to get his life back on track.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      “At this point it should not be about football, it is about a young man being able to get his life back on track.”

      Football is a HUGE part of Cephus’ life and it stands to reason it would be a HUGE part of getting that life back on track.

      Like Coach Chryst says; “It’s what’s best for Q.”


      The Gotch

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      “your posts here are just another example of you adding nothing constructive to the conversation.”

      Bravo India November Golf Oscar!!!

      The blog idiot should be BANNED, am I right?

      The Gotch


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      What if your talent for playing football is the one thing in your life that allows you to get it “back on track”?


  3. Batman says:

    Regardless of the duration and intensity of Cuomo’s workouts, he’ll now be forever known as~~~~~> FredoC.



  4. George's Son says:

    This puzzles me and makes my head (and heart) hurt. Cephus endured the IMMEDIATE Under-The-Bus toss from the UW. Shortly thereafter, plenty o’ credible evidence (Texts, PIX, testimony, CCTV) to toss this junky-but-splashy prosecution out the window ASAP. And get him back on the field. BUT: Stiff-necked politicized prosecutors ready to pounce. Then this??? PC kowtowing by the UW. (Idiots, don’cha know this will beget TONS more controversy?). BTW, Larson Whipsnade, ya self-righteous testosterone lackin’ prig. Fer sure he DIDN’T wag it anyone’s face. The media & the DA’s office did that.. He had the usual night out, not realizing/expecting the jeopardy -He probably felt good about himself and happy with his future & his sociability. Why not? What’s the problem? More importantly, what’s the UW’s problem? 1st off, he’s a great player and needed bigtime, #2. Guaranteed it will be a bigger problem than if they just quietly re-instated him. And, Gee, the coach and teammates want him back. Exactly who/them at the UW is holding him back is eventually gonna get spanked. And “She” -look, just get real, his life was NEVER off track, he just enjoyed it. Sorry, this UW lag is unreal, and as a consequence, I just may be gettin’ spittle flecked my own self…. Gawd!


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      The Gotch will GLADLY take the esteemed erudite commentary (spittle-flecked or otherwise) supplied by @George’s Son ANY DAY over the freak-show venue-worthy imbecility of the blog idiot!

      The Gotch


    • Sheppy says:

      @Geoge’s Son – I think we have a differing opinion on what getting a life back on track means – being charged with rape, expelled from school, kicked off the football team, getting dragged around the court system, having it all played out in the local and national news, and presumed guilty before having a fair court trial doesn’t put him off track? Yes, he is a fantastic talent on the football field and barring a serious injury seems to have a future in the game. However, if he can’t re-gain admission to UW or another D-1 school, his path to the next level becomes pretty difficult, but not impossible. Getting back into school is the priority, as it should be.


      • George's Son says:

        Sheppy @ 1:04 PM. Rather a mean-spirited and totally inane comment, and truly disconnected from the reality. What do you not GET about “Innocent”? It means that ALL of the attendant difficulties he experienced were NOT of his own making. Simple as that, but so simple for you…. . The principle of causation says NONE of this was his own doing, nor morally or legally his responsibility. Had he not been wrongly accused, then no rape charges, no expulsion, no “getting kicked off” the team, as well as being “dragged around the court system”. Yet you feel that in addition to all that turmoil, heartache and scarifyin’ uncertainty about his future, he should be further maligned. We’re not talkin’ a “differing opinion” here, but we ARE talkin’ about a fundamental failure on your part to comprehend the injustice served upon him. Normally, I’d say your behavior/response is merely stupid, but in this case I gotta get personal: Sorry to say but…. YOU are the face/photo accompanying the Dunning-Kruger phenomenon…. Might be time to disavow the lemon juice, Pal….

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    Oh yeah. Thanks President Obama and your belief in the “rape culture” on American college campuses. One in five co eds, you asserted, will be raped. Your solution as our great uniter? Rape the boys lives first.
    Heckuva job Barack.


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      A perfect example of the unintended (?) consequences of the kind of high-minded claptrap promulgated by the prissy schoolmarms of the left. But then again can there be a price too high to pay for exorcising out the spectre of toxic masculinity that haunts our nation?


  6. Quintez Cephus was exonerated, he is an innocent man! The UW should expel the one(s) that falsely accused him of rape and let Cephus get back to his life.

    If the UW really chooses to not let him back into the University because he had sex with a couple of college girls, then the UW must expel ALL college students, both male and female, that engage in either on or off campus sex.


    End of story.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Steve Witherspoon;

      “the UW must expel ALL college students, both male and female, that engage in either on or off campus sex.”

      Yoikes; I hope they don’t make that retroactive.

      Anywho, you’d think that this is one topic that both the Righties AND the Lefties could agree on.

      Why, then, is all we’re hearing from the latter is….

      Curious, that.

      The Gotch

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      • “Anywho, you’d think that this is one topic that both the Righties AND the Lefties could agree on.

        Why, then, is all we’re hearing from the latter [Crickets]”

        For a lefty to agree with something that opposes the sacred #MeToo movement would be sacrilegious and would brand them as being outside the hive – that would be treason to the irrational lefties i.e. progressives.

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  7. David Blaska says:

    I have banned Lesiak and would be happy to Jeffrey Epstein (verb transitive) more. I am getting more ornery by the day. Do not piss me off.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. BOOM CHAKKA LAKA!!!!! says:


    Do you need a hug? Are you one of those Curmudgeon’s? This is an interesting case in higher education and their totalitarian control over the success of a person found not guilty of a crime. They should quit their waffling. Where is the ACLU and the Rainbow Coalition demanding he be let back in again. Al Sharpton please attach yourself to this situation. I want a full on circus ring filled with all the usual suspects. Netflix Movie Specials. Where is Brandi Grayson and her team do gooders? I mean the future of this young man’s life hangs in the balance.

    Let him in or pay up UW!


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @BOOM CHAKKA LAKA!!!!!;

      “Where is Brandi Grayson and her team do gooders?”

      GREAT point! Whither the race hustlers?

      Were there ever a bona fide Shake-Down-Ready moment, this is it.

      I have to concur with @Steve Witherspoon above: “For a lefty to agree with something that opposes the sacred #MeToo movement would be sacrilegious and would brand them as being outside the hive – that would be treason to the irrational lefties i.e. progressives.” (bolds mine)

      The threat of being Outside The Hive (aka ostracized) is a very primordial, viscerally powerful motivator; if you got kicked out of the group back in the day, it would render one’s existence, immediately and at once, “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

      Plus, we all know what dyed-in-the-wool followers Lefties (most, not all) are, am I right?

      The Gotch


  9. Boomer Blamer says:

    Another bit of chaos thanks to our post-Christian, low-trust society. Thanks, Boomers!


  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    THIS (worth the read!) is when I became a fan of both Quintez Cephus AND his late Father.

    Quintez Cephus Driven By Father’s Real-Life Lessons


    The Gotch

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  11. Batman says:

    Anyone know of a single prominent, semi-prominent or even obscure local leader/activist to speak up on behalf of this sacrificial lamb upon the alter of the metoomovement/PC/toxic masculinity/menarebad culture.

    Where was the UW legal department throughout all of this, and this should be a excellent teachable subject within the law school as long as due process is still being taught there.


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