October 31, 2012
Despite Rape Crisis, Campus Isn't Looking to Move On
Amherst College tries to answer outrage, avoid tokenism, and engage everybody in a discussion of 'sexual respect'
The harrowing account of rape and disregard that has consumed Amherst College for two weeks isn't going away—and nobody there seems to want it to. But in fact, the story of Angie Epifano published in the student newspaper didn't start a dialogue about sexual violence on the Massachusetts campus: It took an evolving discussion and accelerated it.
That's uncomfortable but