RUSH: “A prominent student anti-rape activist at Oxford University has resigned from all positions she holds and is ‘stepping back’ from all political campaigning after admitting to committing a rape, or, as she termed it, ‘non-consensual sex.'” You heard right. “University Anti-Rape Activist Resigns After Confessing She Raped Someone.” Her name is Annie Teriba. She “made the announcement in a statement released to The Oxford Student, a student publication: At this year’s NUS Black Students’ Conference, I had sex with someone.'” (Gasp!) No!
“‘The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual.'” I didn’t know the sex was not consensual until the person I raped told me. Well, I added that. She doesn’t write that here, but what does this mean? “The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual”? I think what it is on campus you have to get permission at every step. “Can I kiss you?” “Yes, I feel like it. Fine.” “Right. I feel like taking your bra off.” “Yes.” “I feel like unzipping you. Can I?” “Yes, yes.” Every step of the way, you have to get consent.
(interruption) You do! You do! And apparently things got out of hand, out of control, and there were a couple of steps where no consent took place. It was so hot and bothered that the partner said, “You know, you didn’t get my consent for the last two or three steps.” “Oh, no! You mean I raped you?” “Yeah.” So the anti-rape activist, because she failed to get consent, has engaged in quasi-rape and has had to quit. See what I mean about, “You just can’t depend on anybody anymore,” folks?
RUSH: I want to go back to this anti-rape activist, because she issued many statements here. She admits to raping someone and it looks like nothing is going to happen to her because she admitted it, because she admitted she’s a fallen liberal and a fallen activist. It seems like that is punishment enough. Now, here is her statement in toto.
This is Annie Teriba at University of Oxford. “At this year’s Black Students Conference, I had sex with someone. The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual.” Does that not sound just funny? I had sex with someone and then later they told me it was nonconsensual. Wouldn’t you kind of know that?
Anyway, “I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologize sincerely and profoundly for my actions. I should have taken sufficient steps to ensure that everything I did was consensual. I should have been more attentive to the person’s body language. In failing to clarify that the person consented to our entire encounter, I have caused serious, irreparable harm. In a separate incident in my first year of university, I was alerted to my inappropriate behavior whilst drunk in a club, where I had touched somebody in a sexual manner without their consent.”
I’m detecting a pattern here, and this woman ends up as the anti-rape activist. I’m not making any of this up. These are her words. “In a separate incident in my first year of university, I was alerted to my inappropriate behavior whilst drunk in a club, where I had touched somebody in a sexual manner without their consent. Therefore this is not an isolated incident. I apologize sincerely and profoundly for my actions. With these incidents, I have rightly lost the trust of those who I organize with and fully intend to work to ensure that I both put my politics into practice in my personal relations and prove to them that I am committed to transformation. As such, it would be wrong of me to accept platforms and access spaces until I have done so.”
So the woman admits to two rapes — well, two acts of unconsensual sex, not isolated incidents. She has lost the trust of those she organizes with and she intends to work to ensure that she puts her politics into practice in her personal relations and to prove to people that she’s committed to transformation. This is Looney Tunes kind of stuff, but, you know what, it passes for standard, ordinary, everyday behavior on some college campuses today. And this is what it says. The website here is the Daily Caller.
Annie Teriba, whose statement I just read to you, “Annie Teriba appears to have sterling credentials as an activist. She edited the journal No HeterOx**,” which means no heterosexuals anywhere permitted. “She targeted at OxfordÂ’s ‘queer and trans’ communities.” What is that? She was targeted? Oh. Oh. People were aiming at her, I guess. “She was a member of the black studentsÂ’ committee for the UK’s National Union of Students (NUS), and worked as a racial equality officer at Oxford. Recently, she has helped lead a campaign to tear down a campus statue of Cecil Rhodes, whose estate funds the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She once moved another student to tears by attacking an Arabian Nights-themed party as racist, and she once wrote an editorial decrying the ‘endemic problem of rape culture’ on campus.”
I don’t know how this woman got admitted to the university, much less put in charge of anything. She’s just a standard, old leftist lesbian community activist who has been mainstreamed and redefined as what is normal. Anyway, social media lit up with the news. People were very distressed over this in both ways, distressed that she had to resign, distressed that this has happened, distressed that she did this. And then somebody concluded, you know, basically this woman’s getting away with sexual assault because she has the right kind of activist credentials? Which is the one sane comment that somebody posted here at the end of this story.