The Price of Loyalty?

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The internets are afire with talk of this weekend’s “Modern Love” column in the NY Times, authored by one Ashley Cross, a reputed student at our very own university. The mysterious Ms. Cross, who could not be located by Facebook, Columbia directory, or truly thorough Googling (unless she happens to own this site), has come under attack for defending her relationship with a Harvard student suspended from the institution after being accused of rape. In her piece, Cross divulges the two are no longer together, her ex-lover’s apparently attractive assertiveness having been suppressed by the re-education programs he was ordered to attend as part of the plea bargain he worked out after criminal charges were filed (which also included house arrest). Still, she is now seen by many as having severely downplayed the allegations against him– and helping to cast doubt on future rape accusations.

A tour of the controversy so far: a thread on the topic at liberal politics blog Daily Kos, where some seem confused by the fact the story has not run as a straightforward news item and others link the social implications of Cross’ piece to the Duke rape case, has run to 340 responses; Gawker questioned Cross’ reasoningtwice, Harvard’s Gadfly ran lots of Crimson documentation on the question of the rape case, and IvyGate wants Cross’ number.

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  1. uh huh  

    "came across an article..."


  2. consent  

    It's due to the one of the definitions of rape: penetration of an orifice by anything without the person's consent. Sure it leads to a few stupid cases, but have you got a better definition?

  3. i'm  

    pretty sure a wet willy isn't rape. your 'case' sounds like an urban legend at best or just plain made up.

  4. well  

    i came across an article where someone lied on a blog in michigan and was carried off in chains to guantanamo for tax evasion.

  5. sike  

    Why is this thread about a Wet Willy?

    Bill O'Reilly can finally find something from Columbia he can agree with...with all the sexually deviant, morally corrupt, commie/liberals at Columbia, we should come to understand that most women are liars who ask for it in the first place...and that GOOD women stand by their men no matter what.

    Right? Or was Ashley Cross supposed to be saying something else?

    • pussy  

      "and that GOOD women stand by their men no matter what"

      Only if the man stays the real, rugged, Hulkalicious way he was built and designed by God almighty. After he gets emasculated by the liberal sensitivity programs, then she should leave.

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