The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
The way we discuss rape these days is deeply flawed and will inevitably lead to disasters like the Rolling Stone somewhat-retraction.
The UVA rape story is a disaster for everyone, brought to you by “narrative journalism” which doesn’t like the facts to get in the way of a good story.
Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s in trouble for making claims about a gang rape without corroborating. Some earlier stories have hard-to-verify claims as well.
Asking questions is not a tool of the patriarchy. It’s just journalism 101. Feel free to ask questions about the UVA rape story, not reflexively defend it.
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