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A Woman's Rape at a Gay Nude Bar Sparked a Battle Over New Orleans's Libertine Soul

A Woman's Rape at a Gay Nude Bar Sparked a Battle Over New Orleans's Libertine Soul

A reported feature for Talking Points Memo.

The sexual assault case and its aftermath brings a national conversation about “rape culture”—the notion that women invite unwanted sex if they drink or dress provocatively—to the Bywater’s doorstep. But because the Country Club isn’t a fraternity or some other bastion of chauvinism, there’s no clear institutional villain. The Club is a historically gay bar in an artsy neighborhood which, like many across America, is being homogenized by gentrification. The result is a clash of protective liberal instincts that force the question: Can you make a city safe and keep it weird?

 

Will Our Generation Ever Get to Retire?

Will Our Generation Ever Get to Retire?