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The UVA rape story is being used to beat and abuse white men

by | 8th, December 2014

Judith Levine on the culture of using racism and bigotry to attack anyone who seeks evidence of a rape:

Just before Thanksgiving, Richard Bradley sensed something was wrong with the story in R olling Stone of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. On his blog, Bradley, editor-in-chief of Worth magazine, suggested some possible consequential omissions in Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s reporting. Why, for instance, was there no response—or even a “no comment”—from any of the alleged offenders?…

Bradley’s questions unsettled Reason staff editor Robby Soave, who had until then taken  Erdely’s narrative at face value. Soave followed up . His headline was hyperbolic: “Is the UVA Rape Story a Gigantic Hoax?” But the piece was a straightforward skeptical inquiry, which, after all, is Reason ’s raison d’ être .

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