What The White House Said About Sexual Assault And Why They’re Wrong by Amy Otto
Rape is a horrific crime one wishes could be wiped from the face of the world. If there is a way to prevent rape, by all means we should be discussing it and acting on solutions.
That said, what’s horrible about Vice President Biden’s statement is that it’s so cravenly political in its calculation, and worse, insulting.
Reading the report, you discover the administration has no real interest in even discussing what could be done to prevent rape. That’s right, the entire effort is focused on managing what comes after a rape. I don’t know about you, but what I’d much prefer is not being raped. While I’d want justice and removal of the thug from the street, what I’d really want was for it to have not happened. Effective initiatives would reduce rapes rather than merely attempt to make the process afterwards run a little more smoothly.
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