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Just another campus rape??

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by cranberry, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I guess the campus rape problem has been so overstated and over-publicised that we hardly pay attention to the stories anymore.


    Somehow we missed this one yesterday, too:

    Stanford students not shocked by campus rape report - SFGate

  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Or maybe we don't give a shit outside of that region because it is a swimmer and not an athlete anyone outside of his parents have ever heard of
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That Vandy one was a doozy. Noteworthy because one of the players convicted did not touch the woman but rather recorded/watched and didn't intervene. Courts didn't buy that excuse.

    There's a lot more rolling downhill in that case, including two more rape trials and a university investigation that could (should) fall squarely on James Franklin. Some alleged witness intimidation/obfuscation and bonus testimony about failed drug tests being ignored.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That's what Drew did, too, if I recall.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's a really bad analogy, seeing as how this Vandy trial played out in court and included testimony from the perpetrator himself, but OK if that's the drum you want to beat.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm just making fun of Rolling Stone.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    All right, fair enough. That's always good sport.

    Also I should amend, I'm not positive whether Vandenburg (the guy who egged everyone on and sent out videos) testified. I thought he did, but I can't find any writeup of that now. Nevertheless, his attorneys acknowledged his role but tried to argue that it didn't amount to rape. Of course, the attorneys also argued that the blame lies not with the sterling young men who did this but with the campus culture itself.

    They shoulda been in Texas, where affluenza is a recognized ailment.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Where's PW2? He usually has a lot to say about this topic.
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  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Rolling Stone's doing a profile on him ... should be on the stands in a couple of months.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member


  11. EddieM

    EddieM Member

    Even forgiving your insensitivity, that is a statistically ludicrous statement. We have hardly caught up to the problem, and bad reporting from Rolling Stone doesn't mean a culture problem doesn't exist.
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'll try to keep that in mind, EddieM.
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