'Joke' Rape Film Sparks UConn Uproar

Video scrubbed from UCTV following protests
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2012 3:22 AM CST
UCTV scrubbed "comedy vid" after protests.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – What is it with New England universities? Just days after news broke that a sex assault accusation may have scuttled a Yale quarterback's chance at a Rhodes Scholarship comes word of a "joke" rape video aired on the University of Connecticut's student broadcast network. The "comedy sketch," part of UCTV's "Shenanigans" series, reveals a crying female—called a "stinky bitch"—who is "crying rape." The sketch ends with the character being strangled by her attacker. The short was aired twice, but scrubbed after howls of protest, and UCTV administrators apologized. The campus Women's Center held a protest last night. Gawker has the film here. (Read more University of Connecticut stories.)

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