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Rolling Stone's missteps distract from the real story of campus rape
Rolling Stone's missteps distract from the real story of campus rape

On Nov. 19, Rolling Stone magazine published a horrifying account of the gang rape of an unsuspecting freshman at a University of Virginia fraternity party, including how her date for the evening called out directions and encouragement to the men who were assaulting her. She said she left the party bloodied, half-naked and in shock. The lengthy story, written by veteran freelancer Sabrina Rubin Erdely, went on to chronicle the go-along-if-you-want-to-get-along responses of the woman's friends and UVA's seeming determination to protect its brand instead of its vulnerable co-eds. The university responded with shock and horror, shut the Greek system down for a token few weeks at...

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