Kansas City Star pulls column criticized as victim blaming

8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago July 10, 2016 Jul 10, 2016 Sunday, July 10 2016 Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:56:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Star has apologized for a guest column about women reducing the risk of rape by not drinking too much, saying the column "should never have been published."

In the apology, Publisher Tony Berg said the newspaper removed the column, which was written by Laura Herrick and titled "Women can take action to prevent rapes," after it was published on the website Friday and in the newspaper Saturday. The column says women shouldn't get so intoxicated that "we don't know what is happening."

Berg says the column was removed because "when a person is sexually assaulted, it's not their fault. Period."

A phone listing for Herrick didn't appear to be working, but she told KCTV she stands by the piece and that she wasn't blaming rape victims.

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri branches of the Job Corps program are meeting at the capitol for the first time... More >>
1 hour ago March 28, 2017 Mar 28, 2017 Tuesday, March 28 2017 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:32:00 AM CDT in News
BOONE COUNTY – The I-70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport will be down to one lane until Wednesday... More >>
11 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 10:02:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who for more than a decade envisioned crisscrossing the United States by... More >>
11 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 9:44:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As Kansas City deals with gray areas in herbal supplements and regulated pharmaceutical medication, the... More >>
12 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 8:53:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man wounded while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a... More >>
12 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 8:18:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members are trying to ban local lobbyists from giving gifts to elected officials,... More >>
13 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:42:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members are advancing a proposal to spend roughly $242 million more than expected... More >>
13 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:34:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is signing a bill to change the standard for vetting... More >>
13 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 7:26:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - An expansion joint on the I-70 Rocheport Missouri River Bridge popped up Monday causing multiple flat tires, according... More >>
14 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:27:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - With the second half of the 2017 Missouri legislative session officially underway as of Monday, here is... More >>
14 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:10:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
GRANT CITY - Ranching can be a rough-and-tumble job. For Missouri farmer Sheila Hunt, it got even harder after she... More >>
15 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 5:37:02 PM CDT in News
GASCONADE COUNTY - Human remains recovered by divers last Wednesday have been identified as James H. Holt Jr. Holt,... More >>
16 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 4:23:00 PM CDT in News
COOPER COUNTY, Mo. - A man was charged Monday with multiple crimes related to three robberies. Dallas Franklin, 21,... More >>
17 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 3:45:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA Updated 4:40 p.m. - Police have charged a second man in connection to last week's fatal shooting on Madison... More >>
18 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 2:59:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Some Missouri groups want to reinstate mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat products following a sanitation scandal involving... More >>
19 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 1:26:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo . (AP) — Students at a Kansas City-area high school are being evacuated as authorities investigate a... More >>
21 hours ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 11:43:48 AM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman faces up to three decades in federal prison now that she's admitted in... More >>
1 day ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:47:00 AM CDT in Continuous News
TROY (AP) — A trial is set to get underway near St. Louis for a teenager and her family who... More >>
1 day ago March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Monday, March 27 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 6:39:00 AM CDT in Continuous News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 50°
9am 51°
10am 52°
11am 53°
12pm 55°