Dang: Could the Idea of Rape on College Campuses Mostly Be... a Myth?

Jackie lied and Rolling Stone fucked up so tremendously, and those stats about how many women “get raped” “in their lifetime” seem crazy, anyway—so shocking that, like the UVA lede, there’s something suspicious about the whole matter. No decent parent would even send their daughter to college if “rape culture” was… » 4/09/15 11:10am 4/09/15 11:10am

Fraternity to Pursue 'All Available Legal Action' Against Rolling Stone

The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has announced it will pursue “all available legal action” against Rolling Stone magazine for its debunked and now fully retracted story about an alleged gang rape at the frat’s UVA house. In a statement, Phi Psi called the story “a sad example of the decline of… » 4/06/15 1:30pm 4/06/15 1:30pm

Review Shows Everything that Went Wrong in Rolling Stone's UVA Story

A team from Columbia University’s Journalism School has completed its review into Rolling Stone’s story about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia; their 12,000 word report says that the magazine as well as Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the reporter who wrote the piece, failed to follow “basic, even routine… » 4/05/15 9:05pm 4/05/15 9:05pm

UVA's Latest Nightmare: Bad Racist 'Satire,' An Even Worse Apology

In the annals of institutional fuck-ups, the University of Virginia’s 2014-2015 school year will go down as one for the ages, despite the fact that much of the painful unrest was initiated and heightened by outside entities: thirsty magazine writers, a joke of a tertiary police force. The student body, for the most… » 4/03/15 11:30am 4/03/15 11:30am

Law and Order: SVU Cartoonifies the Rolling Stone UVA Rape Debacle

Law and Order: SVU aired their take on the UVA rape case last night, in which a seemingly credible young woman says she was gang-raped by a hockey team at New York's fictional Hudson University. In the end—spoiler alert—her story (sort of) falls apart. In between, we got a mixture of smart observations about how… » 4/02/15 10:50am 4/02/15 10:50am

Police Chained Martese Johnson's Feet the Night of His Arrest

Since news of third-year UVA student Martese Johnson's brutal and unjustifiably violent arrest came in a week ago, there have been some important updates to the story: first and most importantly, that 20-year-old Johnson was not attempting to use a fake ID, as earlier, unconfirmed reports (and my earlier blog… » 3/25/15 10:30am 3/25/15 10:30am

Charlottesville Police: 'No Evidence' to Support UVA Rape Allegations 

In a press conference this afternoon, the Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department announced that they are "unable to conclude to any substantive degree" that the gang rape allegations made by University of Virginia student "Jackie" and reported in a November story in Rolling Stone happened in the way that the… » 3/23/15 3:30pm 3/23/15 3:30pm

Rolling Stone Will Publish Review of UVA Rape Story in April 

A team of investigators from Columbia University's journalism school will soon release their review into Rolling Stone's controversial and highly flawed story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Separately, police in Charlottesville, Virginia are expected to announce the results of their own… » 3/23/15 10:10am 3/23/15 10:10am

Here's Video of Martese Johnson's Arrest and a Statement from UVA

Following up on the story of Martese Johnson's violent arrest at the University of Virginia, the Cavalier Daily has obtained a partial video of the incident, credited to Bryan Beaubrun. It begins after the altercation between Johnson and the Alcohol and Beverage Control agents, when Johnson is already on the ground;… » 3/18/15 6:05pm 3/18/15 6:05pm

UVA Soy Sauce Frat Throws Cool Party Themed 'Bombs Over Baghdad' 

Zeta Psi is a very old, very rich, very prep-school fraternity at the University of Virginia that's known on campus as Zete and to the rest of the country as "that one frat, I forget where, somewhere in the South probably, that sent a pledge to the hospital for three days after making him wash down some dog food with … » 3/02/15 11:50am 3/02/15 11:50am

Stacey Dash on Rape Victims: They're Bad Girls Who Like to Be Naughty

It is hard to expect much of Outnumbered. It is also hard to expect much of Fox News, the channel on which Outnumbered airs. And yet a head shake still occurs when one hears an opinion like the one Stacey Dash shared during Friday's episode, when she stated that college women who are raped are "bad girls" who "go out… » 1/30/15 2:45pm 1/30/15 2:45pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:10am 1/28/15 11:10am

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 12/22/14 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… » 12/19/14 6:35pm 12/19/14 6:35pm