March 30, 1984 · Cavalier Daily

Rape Law: If She Says No, She Means No

Published during Rape Awareness Week, this opinion article discusses the historic tendency in rape trials to blame the crime on the victim. The writer notes a recent change of attitudes in Massachusetts in the wake of three prominent rape trials, wherein juries concluded that, if the victim said no, the sexual act constituted a rape. The writer supports the emergence of the "no means no" ethos.

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Subject College student newspapers and periodicals, Blaming the victim, Rape--Investigation, Mass media

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