Students: Censure NY college prof for rape blog

Some University of Rochester students want an economics professor censured for comments he made about rape in a blog post after the conviction of two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( ) that students have started an online petition urging the school’s president to censure Steven Landsburg. The newspaper says they plan to protest outside Landsburg’s class on Monday.

In a blog post last month, Landsburg referred to a recent Ohio case in which two students were convicted of raping an acquaintance who was unconscious. The professor asked whether the law ought the law discourage acts of rape in which the person is unconscious and suffers no direct physical harm.

Landsburg, in an email, said his blog post is about “abstract inquiry.”

Via: Fox News