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Hosting a rape apologist is one of the last things a school with a rape problem should do. Yet, Michigan State University (MSU) just announced that the December 13th commencement speaker will be George Will, the columnist who said that campus rape survivors are making it up to achieve a "coveted status" of "victimhood." Coming from a school under investigation for mishandling reports of sexual assault, the move blatantly disregards survivors and is completely unacceptable.
Last month, UltraViolet members stood with students at Miami University in Ohio to protest his $48,000 appearance on campus. At that speech, a student who identified herself as a survivor of sexual assault asked a question, to which Will responded that colleges should only offer support to "real survivors of real rape." WHAT?! All rape is real. If we all speak out now, we can stop George Will from disrespecting survivors at this commencement speech. Will you add your name calling on Michigan State University to find another speaker?