This SJW alert makes for painful reading:
As you may have heard, a bizarre new “consent” regime is sweeping across universities. This is an instance of that fad:
A prominent student activist at Oxford University has resigned from a number of societies after admitting she had non-consensual sex with someone.
Actual non-consensual sex is called rape, and until recently was a capital crime. These people are talking about something quite different.
Annie Teriba, a third-year student at Wadham college, said she failed to establish consent during sex with someone she met the NUS Black Students’ Conference.
This person’s gender is unspecified, but Ms. Teriba is a lesbian.
According to student newspapers Cherwell and The Oxford Student, Teriba wrote a statement on her Facebook profile which has since been deleted. It read: “At this year’s NUS Black Students’ Conference, I had sex with someone. The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual.”
“Later”? Did she mention it at the time? Apparently not. More.
Teriba’s humiliating apology torments have already begun. She has been informed that more is coming, as she is not sorry enough yet.
No one reading the story can fail to feel sorry for Teriba, despite the fact that she was part of the gang for so long. She sounds like someone who just does not have enough insight to see that she too could be squashed. One wonders if she will ever benefit from discovering the ultimate significance of that fact.
From Theodore Dalrymple:
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
See also: Steep decline in young people who value democracy (Non-STEM university students are mostly just trainee ‘crats now … and look what kind of role model they are getting …)