When a 16 year old student commits suicide rather than deal with the ordeal of a trial and the publicity of her sexual assault by a teacher, can we open our eyes to who gets blamed and shamed? As my 94 year old Grandma Polly said, " It's always the woman's fault."
What is the incidence of sexual assault, injuries, and mortality in the community based services for people who experience developmentall disabilities, and specifically for those who are court ordered due to risk to harm themselves orothers?
Lewis & Clark brewery in Helena MT has been doing this for at least a few months.
As a rape survivor in Missoula and as a victim in the late 90s both quietly ignored and defamed by the University AND the DAs office - siting my egregious reputation as being "loose" as a reason to not press charges -- what should truly be recognized is that all the victims deserve an apology. What I endured was awful -- but was more awful is the powers that be basically ignored it and turned it into being my fault. All because they didn't want any bad press.
This is an excellent response to what the author here correctly calls a slap in the face to the victims of the rape culture. We don't need clever visual retorts that seek to uphold the violent, denial ridden status quo. We don't need weak "think positive ignore the negative" analysis. What we need is a commitment to truth and justice through compassionate thinking and action.
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