The comment section of every article about campus sexual violence ever

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  1. Why didn’t she just report to the police? Rape is a crime. Crimes get reported to the police. How do we know this even happened?
  2. Rape isn’t just a crime. Rape steals a woman’s soul and she is deprived of a piece of her heart that she will never again regain.  She will be a shell of her former self forever. I weep for her.
  3. Thanks for this coverage. As a college survivor, it means a lot to me to hear about other people coming forward and speaking out.
  4. #3, how do we know you’re telling the truth? You don’t have any proof you were raped.
  5. Yea #3 you can’t just make accusations like that
  6. #3, a friend of mine was falsely accused of rape in college, he’s a good guy I know he didn’t do it, you should think about the lives you’re ruining
  7. When I went to college we knew how to keep our knees shut and didn’t get blind drunk. I will tell my daughter when she leaves home that it’s up to her to stop boys from doing the things they do.
  8. Yo that chick is hot.
  9. #8 I googled her she’s not that hot
  10. How do we know she’s telling the truth? If we had a police investigation we would know for sure. But she never told the police why should I trust her………………..
  11. I am against rape but I believe this is an issue for the police to deal with why are schools involved in this at all?*
  12. Rape is a NATURAL instinct. Lions rape each other in the wild all the time.  Rape is bad but this is the world we live in.
  13. The real victims here are our boys. What happened to innocent until proven guilty????
  14. #13, innocent until proven guilty is a standard used by courts, not journalists. Check your facts
  15. #14 NO! Newspapers can’t just print these things and ruin these boys’ lives, it’s just not right. And don’t tell me to “check my facts” this is America I can say whatever I want
  16. Who would want to rape that girl?
  17. Why didn’t she call the police???
  18. Just a whore starved for attention
  19. This wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for FEMINISM. FEMINISM tells women it’s fine to put themselves in vulnerable positions by partying and being promiscuous. Look, I don’t mean to excuse these boys but I don’t let a ROBBER into my HOME and give him the code to my SAFE and then get mad when he TAKES MY DIAMOND.
  20. She’s probably lying
  21. Why didn’t she call the cops?


*Schools are involved because Title IX guarantees students an education free from gender-based discrimination and violence.


Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX. The comment section on the first article she ever wrote about campus sexual violence included a discussion of whether she or the girl in the stock photo was hotter.

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  1. Posted June 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Just try reading the comments section of any video of a black person getting arrested (whether they committed a crime or not) or quite literally anything having to do Islam. If you aren’t prepared to lose your faith in humanity you should probably avoid the comment sections of sites like Youtube entirely.

  2. Posted June 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Pretty much! But why mock the actual constructive comments?

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