Conservative columnist George Will wrote a controversial column some months ago about sexual assault victims on college campuses, and he believes this column got him disinvited from speaking at a women’s college.
Will was reportedly going to speak at the college, but, he tells The Claremont Independent, he was dropped as a speaker. He explained, “It was in the works and then it wasn’t in the works. They didn’t say that the column was the reason, but it was the reason.”
Will had written back in June that progressives on college campuses made “rape victim” a “coveted status” with “privileges,” expressing concerns about government standards for sexual assault. As a result of that column, Will came under intense national fire, especially from the National Organization for Women, which called on The Washington Post to dump him.
U.S. senators condemned Will, and a St. Louis newspaper dropped his column after that one was published. At the time, Will had defended himself by saying, “This is my job, when dubious statistics become the basis of dubious and dangerous abandonment of due process, to step in and say ‘Take a deep breath, everybody.'”
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