Monday, March 22, 2004

Not just the facts, ma'am 

In what you would think would be a dry read, the Sexual Assault report of the campus, we find the desire to weave fact with ideology. Within the report, circulated around campus, is this paragraph, highlighting added.
Nine of the assaults were committed by acquaintances of the victim and two were committed by a stranger. One of the assaults involved two assailants. The acquaintances included friends, a friend of friends, a former student, fellow students, visitors to campus, a roommate�s boyfriend, individuals the victim met at a party, and in one case, a relative. This illustrates that anyone can be a rapist, even someone we know and trust, and is consistent with the national statistic that 85 to 90 percent of all rapes are committed by an acquaintance.
Everything else is a reporting of fact except for this one interpretation. Why include it?