NOW President Calls on The Washington Post to Drop George Will Over Rape Column

Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill

06.13.2014

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is urging The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after he made light of the issue of campus sexual assault and suggested that some colleges are making “victimhood a coveted status.”

“There was a time when I respected George Will and read his columns, even though I disagreed with him. No longer,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill. “As anyone who has worked with survivors knows, this kind of verbal attack re-traumatizes victims, making it harder for them to heal and move forward with their lives. George Will has crossed a line, and it is time for The Washington Post to cut him loose.”

Contact

Jihane Bergaoui , planner@now.org , 202-628-8669 ext. 115
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