January 17, 2007

DUKE (NON) RAPE UPDATE: “Two hundred ninety-five days after issuing their statement, the Group of 88 has re-emerged, in a defiant statement posted yesterday.”

UPDATE: Ann Althouse comments:

“The disaster is the atmosphere….” — we’re told. The students’ perceptions matter and deserve to be “give[n] voice.” But the professors don’t like how they were perceived by the world outside the university; that was misreading. But if it is perception — atmosphere — that matters — how can you think that you can contribute things to be perceived and avoid responsibility for the effect that you have?

LaShawn Barber:

The whole ad, the whole concept behind the ad, is a joke.

And so, increasingly, is Duke. And the whole thing is self-inflicted.

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