This is What’s Wrong With Our Society

Professor Myers has already more than adequately addressed two remarkable cases of strong individuals speaking against rape, but I can’t get over the injustice and horror involved in the account of Ms. Elizabeth Seccuro.

She is simultaneously one of the most courageous people I can imagine and typifies everything that is wrong with how our society and legal system approaches the unique and terrible crime of rape*.  She was always a strong, proud heroic woman with incredible integrity, who was denied even token justice immediately after the rape.  When her rapists arrogantly re-inserted himself into her life by making contact 20 years later, the “justice” she received just shows how far we are from where we need to be.

* Hint: stop treating it like a property crime, or a beating/assault of a non-sexual type.  It’s not.  It is the total violation, dehumanization and assault on another person’s self.  I view it pretty much on par with murder on the bad to evil continuum of behavior.

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