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The Perils of the “Perfect” Rape Story | Equalogy, inc

The Perils of the “Perfect” Rape Story

By now you have probably seen the Columbia University report on the journalistic failings of Rolling Stone that led to the unraveling of their story on rape at UVA. Salon.com has an excellent article about an equally important contributor: the media fixation on finding a neat, ambulance “emblematic” incident and “perfect” survivor to illustrate their story. It’s the same dynamic we see played out in the justice system and within the prevailing mythology about rape.
The Rolling Stone fiasco’s crucial lesson: How its disastrous UVA report exposes our flawed thinking about rape

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