Recently, I blogged about the coverage of rape on college campuses. Since then, the Rolling Stone piece about UVA has been called into question.
Many have written about what the UVA story means, particularly now that some of the details of the account at the heart of the story that kicked off this debate have been called into question. How allegations of rape, how sex and issues of consent and how women should be treated on campus are still important issues to grapple with.
Below is a piece I read on line at The New Yorker by
Margaret Talbot. Thought it was interesting.
What do you think?
According to Erdely’s story, Jackie was asked on a date, in September, 2012, by “Drew,” a lifeguard she worked with at the campus aquatic center. Drew brought her back to the Phi Kappa Psi house and invited her to an upstairs bedroom. There, she was shoved to the floor, fell through a glass table, and, while lying on shards of glass, was raped by seven men. Drew egged them on in what, horribly, seemed to be some sort of hazing ritual for new pledges. When Jackie stumbled out of the fraternity hours later, dazed and bleeding, and found her friends, they convinced her not to report what had happened to the police or campus authorities, because they were worried that it would jeopardize her social standing and theirs.