Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George Desdunes, an aspiring doctor, was a 19-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn, New York, and the son of Haitian immigrants. His hands and feet were tied with duct tape and zip ties. Blindfolded, he was given so...read more
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Alleged rape at U-Va. reveals a lack of real men By Richard Cohen Opinion writer Where are the men? I am talking about men who live by a certain code, who know that rape is repugnant, that gang rape is vile and that so-called men who do these things are criminals. I am talking at the moment of the frat boys at the University of Virginia who are accused of raping a young woman. But I am also...read more
It is critical that we all generae letters to the editor on this, and for that purpose we have turned on by default the optional function on this action page:Letters To The Editor on Overturning Citizens United: Watch this great piece by Elizabeth Warren. Share on...read more
He doesn’t drink, he’s reading Dostoevsky and, no, he doesn’t wear a disguise. A year after blowing the whistle on the NSA, America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell imagined’. Fiction and films, the nearest most of us knowingly get to the world of espionage, give us a series of reliable stereotypes....read more
Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy by Robert Jensen By the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, two key questions were on the table for those who not only are aware of rape but would like to end men’s violence against women. First, do we live in a rape culture, or is rape perpetrated by a relatively small number of predatory men? Second, is rape a clearly definable crime, or...read more