Rape Law: If She Says No, She Means NoPublished 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.
|Tags||national media, student publications|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals, Blaming the victim, Rape--Investigation, Mass media|
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