Jezebellians: You’re right to point out they are white men, because that helps us understand why they are evil (since all right-thinking people know white men are the basis for all evil on our society, especially privileged fratboys).
I am so angry about this story.
Braley reminds me of a real-life Atticus Finch: defending white southern frat-boys, who, as we all know, are rapists, every one of them, just like the citizens of Maycomb knew black men were white woman raping rapists.
It’s just a trait they have, so any doubting of the story is despicable, seeing as it was told by a woman, and women never lie about rape, as we all know. Just as Atticus Finch defended a man who was, as we all know, black, and as everyone in that Maycomb jury knew, black men are just slathering to rape white women, and women never lie about rape, so basically Finch was a white male rape denier.
Luckily, our native bigotry tells us the black man was guilty, just as our bigotry tells us white frat boys always rape and college girls never lie about rape: this is the default position and any doubting of these FACTS is sexist. I stand with jezebel and I stand with bigotry! UVrApe!