How rape became a partisan issue

It's no coincidence that conservatives were the first to express skepticism about Rolling Stone's UVA gang rape story

Rape protest
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When I was a student in college, a comment in the campus newspaper offended me.

A fellow student, who I knew to be a bright and well-meaning young man, said (I'm paraphrasing from memory), "I'm proud as a progressive to stand against rape."

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