what one group did to draw attention to the horrible rape situation in Brazil: on average 420 women are raped every 72 hours. Perhaps given the recent events, the same tactic should be done here in North America in support of our sisters to the south. And to tell the woman here, we will listen, we will hold your hand. To tell the authorities we aren’t going to let them get away with leniency for the horrendous crime of rape.
Wow, I was so sure we had gotten past that by a lot of strong women standing up and saying “I was raped.” That her sexual background could no longer be used against her. That rape was treated as a serious crime. Not if you are young, white, privileged puke who goes before a judge with the same low moral standards.
“Yes means Yes, No means No, No matter how we dress, No matter where we go” was the slogan we chanted on marches and sit-downs. The times are ‘a changing, – backwards.
For more commentary on this, see: Photo Challenge #116 – Left In No Mans Land by Michael @ Morpethroad; Mandy @ Scout’s Thoughts: Victim Reads Letter to Her Rapist in court, and other posts on that blog about the Stanford Rape Fiasco.