How to act after rape

After coming to the conclusion that she had to prosecute, a 17-year-old Oregon girl, who claims to have been raped by her boyfriend and two others, told the cops.

Not only didn't the prosecutors prosecute, but the girl has been found guilty of filing a false police report. You're probably thinking: Now why did that judge make a decision that doesn't appear to be a very good one (though your wording may be a bit more colorful, assuming you can even quit shaking with anger long enough to tap the keys)?

Why, because of "the judge’s opinion that the three men were more credible, in part because a police detective and the victim’s friends testified she did not 'act traumatized' in the days after the incident."

Shakepeare's Sister writes: "There is no such thing as a 'typical' response to rape. Immediately following a rape, some women go into shock. Some are lucid. Some are angry. Some are ashamed. Some are practical. Some are irrational. Some want to report it. Some don’t. Most have a combination of emotions, but there is no standard response. Responses to rape are as varied as its victims. In the long term, some rape victims act out. Some crawl inside themselves. Some have healthy sex lives. Some never will again."

She goes into some of the trial's inconsistencies [HERE] and outrage from the blogs [HERE]. (Shakespeare's Sister)

--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.