Rolling Stone magazine published a story about gang rape at a Virginia fraternity that turned out to be not true, indeed, entirely erroneous, invented.
Rolling Stone printed a bombshell story last month detailing a violent rape at a fraternity house. The story came after two years of unprecedented activism and attention on campus sexual assault, including a White House task force on the issue, multiple congressional hearings and bipartisan legislation at the federal and state levels. At the same time, lawmakers have ramped up scrutiny on how the militaryhandles sexual assault, and multiple women whose rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby had been ignored for years suddenly seemed to gain traction in the media.
But new facts have emerged in the wake of the Rolling Stone piece that have caused the magazine to revoke its trust in “Jackie,” the survivor at the center of the story. “In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account,” Managing Editor Will Dana said in a statement. “We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account.
Hostler worries that Rolling Stone’s reporting errors will reinforce the tendency to doubt rape survivors, and that victims will be afraid to come forward as they had been for years before the public started to really discuss campus rape and take it seriously.
In short, the Huffington Post is not in the least concerned that young men were falsely accused of rape, which we patriarchs take as a violent crime, worthy of serious punishment, because it offends against our women, and our interest in their progeny, our grandchildren, but they have the gall to propose that false accusation will be made more difficult in future, and that is a bad thing.
Ah! the moral inversions of modernity: all that is anti-white, anti-male, and anti-Christian is good, and we white Christian males should know our proper places: at the bottom of the Leftist moral hierarchy.