Raping the Victim

11 November 2008 at 11:14 am (News) (, , , , , , , )


I read an article in People Magazine a month ago about a woman that was drugged and raped and when she went to trial she was not allowed to prejudice the jury against her rapist because of a ban the judge had set in place due to a law protecting the accused rights to a fair trial.  For some reason this story has stayed with me.

Apparently, victims of rape are now being told they cannot use hot button terms like “rape” or “victim”  and others during the course of their trials because, get this, it impedes on the rights of the accused. So basically, if a woman has been raped she must concede she had “sexual intercourse” (rather than say the word rape) with this “person” (rather than her attacker). What kind of bullshit IS this? The woman is now being raped twice. Once by a power hungry man and a power hungry justice system!

Right now, I’m not sure how this works in the Canadian court system, but I’m looking into that. This is only happening in courts across the United States but it sets a VERY ugly precedent, in my opinion, for other countries to possibly follow suit.

This is so unbelievable. I decided to read up about it more and I came across this interesting article. Please read:

Call It The Age of The Loaded Word.

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