Columnist George Will writes in his Friday column that being a rape victim at college is a "coveted status." Discussing crime on colleges, Will writes that "when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate," and then one sentence later writes, "Consider the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. 'sexual assault.'" Jessica Valenti responds, "Ah, yes, the perks of being a rape victim! ... It takes a particular kind of ignorance to argue that people who come forward to report being raped in college are afforded benefits of any kind."