My thanks to a new follower of this blog for posting this cartoon on her own blog I do think it is important for young men and boys to stop destroying their own lives and futures by sexual assaulting another. But ultimately, they are making that choice, the victim is not, so it is not about their lives it’s about the lives they have damaged or even destroyed with their vicious act. I’ll add again, that is so whether it is a man or a woman, whether s/he is a sex worker, a gender bender, a “slut,” or any other person whom someone might think “deserves it.” This is is an inviolable right, and no one loses it for any reason. Is it really rocket science to understand that NO means NO?!
And hey, media folks! I’m a journalist too. Can any of you explain to me what possessed you to report on a horrifying act of rape through the lens of sympathizing with the rapists rather than the victim?