Every Rape Reported at Fraternities This Year

In 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa society was founded at the College of William and Mary for men in the "pursuit of liberal education and intellectual fellowship." Over the course of the next two centuries, Greek letter societies proliferated across the U.S. and morphed into the all-male butt-chugging clubs we know as… » 12/22/14 10:21am Monday 10:21am

Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:35pm Friday 6:35pm

After UVA, Prominent Women Share Their Sexual Assault Stories 

The unbelievable shitstorm surrounding the Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia isn't showing the slightest signs of dying down. The numerous and serious questions about how the story was handled have all pretty much been outlined; now, God help us, it's time for adorable trolls… » 12/19/14 11:10am Friday 11:10am

Woman Falsely ID'd as UVA's Jackie by Conservative Blogger Is Suing

Over the past few weeks, venomous conservative blogger and rumored floor-shitter Charles. C. Johnson has dedicated himself almost single-mindedly to exposing the woman he believes is Jackie, the University of Virginia student at the center of Rolling Stone's crumbling and much-criticized story about rape at UVA.… » 12/15/14 12:30pm 12/15/14 12:30pm

Alleged UVA Rape Vic's Friends: Rolling Stone Didn't Even Talk To Us

Over the past couple weeks, the Washington Post has done a thorough job blowing battleship-sized holes in the searing Rolling Stone story about Jackie, the woman who says she was gang-raped at the University of Virginia two years ago and now finds herself at the center of one of the gnarliest journalistic shitstorms » 12/11/14 10:10am 12/11/14 10:10am

Gillibrand: UVA Story Shouldn't Stop Campus Sexual Assault Bill 

Since June, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill have been trying to pass the Campus Accountability & Safety Act, which takes a carrot/stick approach to how colleges deal with sexual assault. On the carrot side, it would increase federal funding for on-campus support services for rape survivors;… » 12/09/14 3:10pm 12/09/14 3:10pm

The UVA Mess Is Now a Full-Fledged Shitstorm

On Friday, Rolling Stone announced in a note signed by managing editor Will Dana that in light of new information, they had concluded there were serious "discrepancies" in the account of Jackie, the University of Virginia student who told journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely that she was gang-raped during a 2012 party at… » 12/08/14 11:10am 12/08/14 11:10am

​Vile Journo Releases Unconfirmed Name of UVA Victim "Jackie"

Charles C. Johnson, a former Daily Caller writer and founder of GotNews (a conservative site rife with racist and Islamophobic content parading as "Independent, Unbiased & Unafraid") has claimed that multiple sources have confirmed to him the identity of "Jackie," the woman whose alleged gang rape at the University of… » 12/07/14 12:19pm 12/07/14 12:19pm

Here's What UVA Students Are Saying About Rolling Stone on YikYak

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… » 12/05/14 5:10pm 12/05/14 5:10pm

Richard Cohen, Worst Columnist Alive, Asks Where 'Real Men' of UVA Are

Richard Cohen, the Washington Post opinion writer who can usually be counted on to take the dumbest, most odious possible stance on any issue, is, thank God, against gang rape. This is mildly surprising, considering that his previous greatest hits include arguing that New York mayor Bill de Blasio's interracial family » 11/25/14 10:30am 11/25/14 10:30am

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 1:50pm 11/24/14 1:50pm

UVA Dean Admits School Doesn't Expel People Who Have Admitted to Rape

Since Rolling Stone's incredibly damning story about a gang rape at University of Virginia came out last week, the school has spent a lot of time explaining its response to sexual assault. The school has released a total of 11 statements between November 19 and November 22, every one of them pledging to investigate… » 11/24/14 12:10pm 11/24/14 12:10pm

Virginia Governor Calls for Investigation Into UVA Gang Rape Frat

Two days ago, Rolling Stone published a bombshell article about an alleged gang rape at UVA's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012, and the labyrinthine headache that greeted the woman who tried to seek justice. Now, the Governor of Virginia is calling on the University to thoroughly investigate the fraternity. » 11/21/14 12:10pm 11/21/14 12:10pm

College Senior Tells Rape Apologist* To Stop Blaming The Victim

Remember that hateful Heather MacDonald essay in the Los Angeles Times where the conservative pundit claimed that the oft-quoted statistic that 1 in 4 college women is sexually assaulted was grossly overinflated? Well, today, University of Virginia senior Patrick Cronin takes on MacDonald's screed, which he calls… » 3/04/08 2:30pm 3/04/08 2:30pm