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Looks like that whole UVA covers up for gang raping fraternities story was fabricated. Rolling Stone prints a retraction: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/a-note-to-our-readers-20141205
To Our Readers:

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university's failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school's troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.

Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie's story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack for fear of retaliation against her. In the months Erdely spent reporting the story, Jackie neither said nor did anything that made Erdely, or Rolling Stone's editors and fact-checkers, question Jackie's credibility. Her friends and rape activists on campus strongly supported Jackie's account. She had spoken of the assault in campus forums. We reached out to both the local branch and the national leadership of the fraternity where Jackie said she was attacked. They responded that they couldn't confirm or deny her story but had concerns about the evidence.

In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

Will Dana
Managing Editor
post #2282 of 5646
A shame some legal action against RS can't happen.
The University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi chapter did not have a party the night of September 28, 2012, the date when the reported attack occurred, the fraternity chapter's lawyer, Ben Warthen, told CNN. He said email records and Inter-fraternity Council records prove there was no party.

Warthen said there were other discrepancies in the account from the woman, whom Rolling Stone identified as Jackie, who then had just started her freshman year. For example, the orchestrator of the alleged rape did not belong to the fraternity, the fraternity house has no side staircase and there were no pledges at that time of year.
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But the story just seemed so credible! Fact checkers had no reason to question her story that helped them move more paper.
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The rape story told by the Rolling Stone just fell apart. But as one UVA student told CNN's Don Lemon this week, its not about the details, its about the issue. Remember, too, the Duke Lacrosse case and the other cases in this thread.

Perhaps then we have become even more modern. Perhaps hate crimes and sexual assaults need not stem from actual events, or even actual intentions, but on the idea that such things would have occurred had they occurred.

Perhaps that is enough for a national conversation, for federal investigations, and perhaps even prosecutions of the theoretically guilty.

Sorry for wishbone post in two threads, but I didn't realize y'all had already caught this story.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Now, maybe it's just me, but I'd say the concept of "princess" and "gender diverse" together is like having your cake and eating it too.

How is short hair "gender independent?" Isn't that the worst type of mouth-breathing sexism? My daughter has her hair short right now, my son once wore his hair long. In neither case are they making any grand statements about gender identity, its just how they happen to like their hair.
post #2286 of 5646
Check your follicular privilege, you bigot.
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I have become racism against the feminists. They hate women and they hate themselves. To the brooms, bloodless wenches.
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Top B-school in Canada apologizes for sexist case study scenario:
The assignment, issued last week for a class on capital markets, features a fictional female business student who is offered a public relations job with her “favourite company of all time,” jeweller Tiffany and Co. She is struggling to decide which compensation package she should accept.

Several students in the University of Toronto’s graduate business school were openly dismayed by the assignment, saying there is “just so much wrong” with its portrayal of “Elle Forest,” a ditzy female who requires the assistance of her Yale-educated boyfriend to figure out which compensation package she should accept.

The assignment, which the Star has viewed, notes Forest “really didn’t want any of those investment banking or consulting jobs,” and was “already dreaming of more little turquoise boxes on her bookshelf, where she already had quite a nice collection.”

“Just after her upcoming graduation, Elle would be getting married in the Hamptons and moving to New York to a gorgeous apartment on the Upper East Side,” the assignment adds.

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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post


Why should women be deprived of liking Tiffany's? I think its not healthy to create hypos where women are focused on male activities. "Theresa gets hired as a male bodybuilder . . . "
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Oh hell, if I were just starting out I'd take a job at Tiffany and ask my boyfriend to help me choose the compensation package.
post #2292 of 5646
Hey, at least she realizes the best package isn't necessarily the biggest.
post #2293 of 5646
If we are talking Tiffany packages of the robin's egg blue sort ... smaller is usually better.
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Gender specific bathrooms is what is holding women down.baldy[1].gif

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