For those demanding physical evidence and a better source of information than a "gossip blog" rather than believing that sexual violence occurs on a larger spectrum than many of us are willing to acknowledge and in a larger capacity than many of us are willing to deal with everyday, you are not only minimizing this woman's experience but the experiences of many other women and men who go through the same thing.
Sexual violence is not cut and dry, it is not black and white and no, you don't get all the answers handed to you on a silver platter. Not only is the criminal justice system a waste of time, in most cases, it is demeaning and frustrating. Look at the way you are attacking these women in a Nation article! The way you are so quick to not believe a word that is said. How on earth do you think they should be bold enough to take their truth to the courtroom?
Jaclyn Friedman made a hell of a case here. Factual, precise and knowledgeable. I am not sure what more you really all want? Maybe you want us to just stop talking about it? Maybe you want us to just stop with the accusations of "upstanding" gentlemen like Al Gore. Maybe it hits a little too close to home.
Name me one woman or man alive who has gotten rich and famous off a false claim of rape or sexual violence.
And yes, it happens to men and women. Queer and straight alike.
Jul 21 2010 - 10:35am