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Source: The New York Times
20190606

The sad reality for most victims of sexual violence is that their voice may never be heard or believed.
“Rape is the only crime in which victims have to explain that they didn’t want to be victimized,” says Callie Rennison, a criminologist at the University of Colorado in Denver.
You would never see a victim of a stabbing explaining that they didn’t want to be stabbed. You would never see people claiming the victim lied about being stabbed for attention. Why isn’t this the case for rape victims?

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