Columnist George Will thinks that being a rape victim is now a "coveted status" on college campuses.
The conservative titan wrote about "the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. 'sexual assault,'" in a piece on Friday. He put this trend down to increased political correctness on college campuses, which, he said, was proving that when universities "make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."
Will then used the example of a woman whose experience he recounted would certainly fall under the definition of rape, and continued:
Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.
Of course, sexual assault on college campuses is very real.
The reaction was predictable:
George Will, it’s not really cute when you troll about rape.
— Kay Steiger (@kaysteiger) June 9, 2014
— ann friedman (@annfriedman) June 9, 2014
George Will writes about sexual assault on campus and it goes as well as you might expect http://t.co/vcakKhQ6rV
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) June 9, 2014
George Will also thinks that there is no campus rape epidemic http://t.co/eq5W41STF2
also doesn't get the impact of underreporting on stats
— Tyler Kingkade (@tylerkingkade) June 8, 2014
Apparently if a woman has had sex w/a man consensually, any sex thereafter is assumed to be consensual. http://t.co/nGoNPYoZel
— Amanda Magee (@AmandaMagee) June 9, 2014