UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

  • The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
  • Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New Republic about why it took so long for Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes to get attention — in short, it’s because Cosby made White American feel good about race. [The New Republic]
  • On Camille Cosby and the problem with asking “Why did she stay?” [Jezebel]
  • But hey, if allllll of these accusers are lying, Cosby should totally sue. The Root explores why that won’t happen. [The Root]
  • In a (sadly all white) “actress roundtable” with The Hollywood Reporter, Reese Witherspoon went off about the media’s recent treatment of Renee Zellweger, saying, “It’s horrible. It’s cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely. … I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why — and it’s particularly women — why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? It drives me crazy. Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn’t look good without her makeup, and it’s all just a judgment and assault that I don’t — look, men are prey to it as well. I just don’t think it’s with the same sort of ferocity.” Truth. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Remember Chanel’s cringe-inducing “feminist protest” fashion show? Karl Lagerfeld told WWD that it wasn’t “unpleasant or left-wing” aka like those real feminist protests. [WWD]
  • Author Toni Morrison was on “The Colbert Report” last night and said that she just read her book Beloved for the first time since finishing it. WOW. [The Colbert Report]
  • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased maternal mortality. [NPR]