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Erasing Rape

Media Hype an Attack on Sexual-Assault Research

According to author Katie Roiphe, acquaintance rape is just a term radical feminists use to describe a night that you regret. She made this argument in a New York Times op-ed in 1991, and made it again in a New York Times Magazine cover story (6/13/93), labeled "Rape Hype." The magazine piece was an excerpt from her new book, The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus, which was sympathetically reviewed by the Times' Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (9/16/93), who praised Roiphe's "courage." It was reviewed again (favorably) on the front page of the New York Times book review section (9/18/93)--perhaps […]