Lying About Campus Rape Culture

Sabrina Rubin Erdely's nonapologyfor her  discredited horror-fiction article “Rape on Campus” in Rolling Stone included a lot of me, me, poor little me and oh, how I'm suffering because I bravely made an understandable mistake nobly writing about the evils of rape; a lot of false allusions about rape; a fear that she frightened future real rape victims but absolutely no apology -- or even an acknowledgment -- of the fraternity and the members she truly harmed.   The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was first called into question, have been among the most painful of my life. Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience. I want to offer my deepest apologies: to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a...(Read Full Article)

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