A Simply Awful Implicit Equivalency—even if Digitally Generated

ACADEME BLOG

As colleges and universities struggle to formulate effective policies for dealing with sexual assaults on campus, the media have often focused on the campus culture that blurs the lines between sexual license and sexual imposition. But the same insensitivity to distinctions is also pervasive in our media, often to an outrageous extent.

The following is the opening to one of the lead stories in the Huffington Post’s The Morning E-Mail. I have omitted the accompanying photo of the accused accountant because he will undoubtedly get more than enough media attention to make his face, at least temporarily, as recognizable as the faces of many celebrities.

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Florida Accountant Timothy Deegan Kept 3 Women as Sex Slaves: Cops

The Huffington Post  | By Sebastian Murdock

Posted: 06/15/2014 9:22 am EDT Updated: 06/15/2014 12:59 pm EDT

A Florida accountant has been accused of confining three women in his home as sex slaves, prostituting them and posting…

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