Law students complain rape law too traumatizing to study, law professors say

A growing number of law students are complaining to their professors about lectures on rape law, saying the subject is too traumatic to learn about or discuss, according to at least two prominent law professors.

Harvard Law Professor Jeannie Suk detailed the trend in The New Yorker earlier this month, and this week George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf, in an interview with The College Fix, said he has found the same thing in his classroom.

“We are going to be raising a wussified generation of lawyers,” Banzhaf said. “Students are saying, ‘I don’t want to hear anything that disturbs me.’ How are these lawyers going to do what lawyers have to do, which is to stand up to judges for clients and causes?”

“This is our basic heritage,” he continued. “If they’re so wussified that they can’t hear the term rape, it sends tremors down their spine – who’s going to stand up for us?”

In her column, Suk cited several examples she has encountered at Harvard Law School in recent years…

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  • Dana Garcia

    Good work, liberals, in poisoning a whole generation of minds.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s surreal. Scarcely believable.

  • barryjr

    What will happen when they see a corpse in a murder trial?

    • minuteman

      No need to worry about that. They’ll all work in “environmental law” for “non profits”.

  • eMan14

    That’s the name…. Generation Wuss!

  • simus1

    Brilliant sensitive marxist law students at Harvard, NYU, Columbia, etc. should perhaps be granted immediate graduation status and human rights specialist judge appointments without further ado.
    One small question:
    When marxist regimes take over and the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of bodies start piling up, I can’t seem to recall many marxist law students anywhere who found such situations so traumatic as to cause them to cease dispensing “justice in the name of the people”.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Not so long ago, the people arguing that women were too delicate to study such matters were male chauvinists. I am so confused.

    • Frances

      Is it only women who are complaining?

      • Tom Forsythe

        I suppose there are probably some girly-men complaining as well.

  • Xavier

    No worries. There is no crime in socialist utopia.

  • How are you going to press for persecution – sorry- prosecution of false rape cases if you can’t even say the word?

    • Frau Katze

      From the New Yorker article

      One teacher I know was recently asked by a student not to use the word “violate” in class—as in “Does this conduct violate the law?”—because the word was triggering. Some students have even suggested that rape law should not be taught because of its potential to cause distress.

  • Edubeat

    It seems ‘GenWuss’ is another example of the namby pambys social justice education has produced in our schools …When seen in the same historical light of the same 18 to 25 year old crowd that stormed ashore at Juno Beach on 6/6/1944..there is no doubt as to who is morally superior.

    • simus1

      Met an old commisionaire years ago who served in WW1.
      Was in the Royal Artillery, long term service at the front in France.
      His favoured assignment commonly involved running a four or six horse team with riders that did “snatch and run assignments” to see artillery pieces quickly moved elsewhere as the German shells started getting the range and exploding a bit too close.
      He was very experienced well beyond his years in handling and caring for horses.
      He was thirteen when he started doing this “really dangerous” stuff.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That is simply a legal tool they want to use to force the schools not to cover rape law at all. They’re not scared or offended by it but they do want to see a change in what’s covered. They don’t see it as a legal issue at all but instead a kind of odd crusade that’s anti-law. They’d like to be able to ‘legally’ accuse any man they want of anything they want, have that stick and lynch him on the spot. That’s their end game.