Friday, December 05, 2014

Tara Culp-Ressler vs. "UVA Gang-Rape Truthers"

   I say this, at ThinkProgress, is worth reading.
   Culp-Ressler is not entirely fair to those questioning the Rolling Stone story (they're "truthers"), and there are a lot of flaws in her arguments. (No time to discuss them at length now--but they're pretty obvious, and I'll address them later.)
   However, she does present some evidence about campus gang rapes that ought to be considered by those skeptical of the Rolling Stone account.
   (Some of the biggest flaws in her argument include: she offers up only a straw man version of the skeptical position, and she ignores important differences between the accounts she references and the Rolling Stone story, especially with respect to the role of alcohol.)


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