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'Boys will be boys' is no excuse for rape
'Boys will be boys' is no excuse for rape

Unfortunately, the partial discrediting of the Rolling Stone story about rape at the University of Virginia has allowed many individuals who believe the issue is overrated to claim the article exaggerated the problem ("Rolling Stone's missteps distract from the real story of campus rape," Dec. 7). While it now appears that certain details of the alleged rape may have been questionable, the fact remains that rape on college campuses does occur, although often it is unreported due to societal pressures. The arguments that boys will be boys, that everybody does it and that it's "not a big deal" do not justify rape. Rape is a serious crime and should be...

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