Rolling Stone magazine is apologizing for its University of Virginia rape story after an independent report by the Columbia University School of Journalism condemned the story as a "journalistic failure".
Not surprisingly, the fraternity involved in the allegation of rape is considering legal action after all the grief they were subjected to.
In no way am I trying to make light of rape charges. Yet, there is a cautionary lesson here. Sexual assault is the hot topic issue on campuses across the country. First of all, not enough attention is being paid to the role of binge drinking parties. Indeed, there is a reluctance to discuss it as if it might shift partial blame to the females involved. Secondly, there is also a backlash against any talk of due process on the part of the universities involved in terms of those males being accused. This underscores the need to bring in law enforcement as soon as such charges are made.