This whole episode happened at The University of Virginia, which is in Charlottesville, which is my home.
When the story broke there was much concern and furrowed brows everywhere. How could this have happened? See, college must be made “safe” for women. And so on.
Then I read the article. It felt hollow. It didn’t feel right. It felt made up.
If I hadn’t lived in Charlottesville I don’t know that it would have felt as false as it did.