An opinion piece in a college newspaper, described as satire by editors, drew strong protests Thursday from members of the Central Connecticut State University community outraged at its topic – extolling the virtues of rape.
The Feb. 7 article in The Recorder , headlined “Rape Only Hurts If You Fight It,” argues that rape has been a positive force in western civilization and benefits “ugly women.”
Students rallied in protest at the school Thursday and called for the resignation of the article’s writer John Petroski, and newspaper editor Mark Rowan.
An apology was posted on a bulletin outside The Recorder’s office in the school’s student center.
“We didn’t know the campus community as well as we thought we knew, and because of that that’s why we’re getting this backlash and we’re sorry because of it,” Rowan wrote in the apology.
Right. If they’d known these guys better, they’d have gotten the joke. They have no sense of humor. I mean, come ON. Everybody jokes about rape. It’s just so FUNNY.
Thanks to jfr for e-mailing this story to me.