Readers are no doubt aware of the details of the gang rape that didn’t take place at a University of Virginia fraternity house in 2012. It was the subject of a shocking account in Rolling Stone that dominated national discussion of the “rape culture” that permeates America’s universities. The UVA president effectively shut down fraternities on her campus; the author of the piece made the rounds of the TV talk shows; and Rolling Stone basked in the approval of its peers.Read more
With nearly every passing day, yet another detail in last month’s sensational Rolling Stone article alleging gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house collapses under the weight of scrutiny. Its author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, has retreated into strategic silence; her editor, Will Dana, having publicly disavowed the “facts” of the story, is still issuing clarifications and apologies.Read more
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