A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT American University wrote a column stating that "date rape" does not exist.
"Let’s get this straight," he wrote. "Any woman who heads to an EI party as an anonymous onlooker, drinks five cups of the jungle juice, and walks back to a boy’s room with him is indicating that she wants sex, OK? To cry 'date rape' after you sober up the next morning and regret the incident is the equivalent of pulling a gun to someone’s head and then later claiming that you didn’t ever actually intend to pull the trigger."
The author has caught a lot of flack for his statements, and students are calling for him to be removed from the paper. Someone even vandalized the newspaper honor boxes, throwing the papers everywhere and posting signs reading, "No room for rape apologists."
"I have a fun time stirring the pot," the student journalist told the Washington Post. "I don't mind being hated for my views."
Is there anything wrong with the student writing such things, and the newspaper printing them (online as well as in print)?
Is this creating an open forum for debate or is this just spewing venom?
Would you be able to stand by your words as people freaked out?
6 months ago