Monday, December 05, 2005

Surely you jest

!!!!A judge in Oregon not only doesn't convict a set of teen gang-rapists, but also he turns around and convicts the accusor for not appearing traumatized enough to fit his image of a worthy victim be credible. This leaves me totally agape. Most obviously, it will send a chill through the already hesitant ranks of rape victims considering whether to risk coming forward...

For anyone who thinks that the judge's view is reasonable, take a look at Digby's explication of the absurdity of suggesting that teenagers commonly invite group sex-fests (outside of porn and male fantasy) and Shakespeare's Sister on the wide variety of reactions to rape.

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