The face of “legitimate” rape

23 Aug


gnostic bent

Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over –

I have to get serious for a moment and share this truly upsetting yet poignant story about Shauna Prewitt, a Chicago lawyer who was raped, impregnated, conceived, birthed a beautiful daughter and then got sued by her rapist for parental rights!

It is shocking and in many ways, beyond words. I must press on.

We all know that raped women who testify against their attackers in court almost always become the true objects of scrutiny. The American justice system treats them as if they are the guilty ones, and similar opinions pervade in our society.

“If she didn’t want it to happen, then why was she wearing that skimpy outfit?” people sometimes say. “She was drunk and brought it on herself.”

Just typing that made me cringe, but I’ve heard it before. Ignorance in all its glory.

What I find…

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