31 January 2007

rape - the perfect crime

I studied rape for my criminology course and had to read books and articles on the subject dated from the 50s and 60s.

Reading the reactions to an article such as the one published today on the BBC website, makes my blood boil. So little has change, apart from the recognition of the crime of marital rape. Women are still accused of crying wolf. Women have still to prove themselves as being the 'perfect victim' in order to be believed.

2 comments:

Catsheep said...

link to the article by clicking on the title.

Sorcha65 said...

Some incredibly depressing comments after that link. Notably:

i The officer who questioned me later admitted that of the cases she investigated, 80% were either girls getting drunk and regretting having sex the next day, or girls afraid of facing up to their pregnancies and using 'rape' as an excuse for outcome of casual sex.