by Rachel Grate
Washington Post columnist George F. Will evoked Internet scorn this week when he claimed that college women are lying about being “sexually assaulted”—the scare quotes are his—in order to gain the “coveted status that confers privileges” to victims.
What are these coveted privileges that sexual assault victims gain? Besides a brief mention of trigger warnings, he doesn’t go into detail, so one can only assume that the “privilege” gained is being traumatically mocked as “delusional” by Will himself.
In fact, the only privilege that Will’s rape-apologetic comments have served to illuminate is his own male privilege.