Sabrina Rubin Erdely's Rolling Stone piece about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was immediately incendiary, and the magazine's partial retraction feels much the same way. From a source in Charlottesville, here's a sample of what students at UVA are currently saying on YikYak, the anonymous gossip app that collects posts within a 1.5 mile radius.

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As for me, I think that Jackie's story was always "doubtable," as all stories are doubtable. All stories are unrealistic if your lived experience is sufficiently distant.

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But, with what statistics are available about rape reporting, false accusation, and actual conviction—combined with a lived experience (at the University of Virginia and in the Greek system, no less) in which many girls I knew were assaulted and only one came forward to the system, and in which none of the frat boys I knew were ever even vaguely accused, let alone falsely or formally accused of rape—I long ago made a choice to err (if I'm erring) on the side of believing women. Others are voicing agreement via #IStandWithJackie. To me, the retraction discredits Rolling Stone, their reporting and their editorial clarity above all.