Monday, April 5, 2010

The story continues...

Apparently February's sexual-assault-column controversy in the Prince was of sufficient noteworthiness to be covered by The Huffington Post. You can read all about their take on the scandal here with commentary from your peers.

Observing that students at the University tend to be relatively passive when it comes to such incidents, the Post attempts to explain why we are the way we are:
It bears mentioning that numerous students declined to comment on-the-record for this story, citing the controversial nature of the subject and the Huffington Post's high visibility. That Princeton students can be uneasy about publicly stating a position may partly explain this apparent "passivity." Perhaps it's when the conversation moves beyond personal circles, or anonymous online comments, that dialogue breaks down.
I guess many of us just fear the public relations backlash.