UMass Student Paper Apologizes for Column

March 4, 2011

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the student newspaper at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has apologized to readers for a column that said that women who dress "a certain way," such as wearing "a promiscuous outfit to a party," should not blame men who rape them. Such a woman, the column said, "is a victim of her own choices." The student newspaper has apologized for the "offensive and inaccurate" column and dismissed its author. The paper is keeping the controversial column available online, explaining that "we cannot hide that mistake and must own up to our bad decisions."

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