Free Speech, Political Correctness Struggle To Coexist On Campus

December 22, 2014

By Michael Barone at The Washington Examiner

The total discrediting of Rolling Stone’s story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on campus.

Authorities from Barack Obama on down have cited the phony statistic that one in five college women is raped. Phony, because it’s based on a 2007 survey conducted at two Midwestern schools, not of a random sample, but of a small number of self-selected respondents. The study also includes unwanted touching and kissing in its broad definition of “sexual assault...

Schools: University of Virginia Cases: FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project