Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One of the best articles ever on campus rape justice

Cathy Young nails it. Here's how it starts:

"PASSIONS HAVE been running high on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, with women telling wrenching stories, universities being accused of failing victims, and the federal government seeking ways to force schools to do better. It seems like an unimpeachable cause. But, like many moral crusades, this one relies on too many uncritically accepted claims, often embraces blind zealotry, and has the potential to hurt innocent people without necessarily aiding those it seeks to help."

It goes on from there -- it is a primer on the issues we try to cover here on this blog. Please -- please -- read the entire piece here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/05/13/colleges-can-play-cop-sexual-assault-investigations/rDhDhyMhkfNoWhc76bFTtO/story.html