Equality for Women NOW

„Together women are strong. Together we make a change. Together we triumph!
-Anita Kanitz

"If you are a survivor of sexual and domestic violence, rape and abuse, psychic terror and sadistic stalking, be proud of yourself. Because you have survived, in spite of everything, with all your courage, strength and bravery."
-Anita Kanitz

"If sexual and domestic violence, sexual slavery, rape and domestic homicide and sex murder continue to be trivialized worldwide and remain almost unpunished, we need not be surprised that women, girls, female children and female babies around the world are experiencing a global cruel genocide. A female holocaust that threatens the future of humanity: Sexual and domestic crimes, murders and femicide must punished with the strictest penalties in the world, otherwise one day there will be no more women in the world and that will be very soon! "
-Anita Kanitz

"Don't tell women, girls and female childs how to dress and look beautiful. It's more important to tell them to learn to defend themselves and to fight. The day may come, that this saves their lives. Self defense is a human right and human rights are women right's."
-Anita Kanitz


“over and over victims are blamed for their assaults. and when we imply that victims bring on their own fates - whether to make ourselves feel more efficacious or to make the world seem just - we prevent ourselves from taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves. Why take precautions? We deny the trauma could easily have happened to us. And we also hurt the people already traumatized. Victims are often already full of self-doubt, and we make recovery harder by laying inspectors blame on them.”
― Anna C. Salter, Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders


“From New Delhi to New York, from Durban to Rio; women and
girls are been hunted down by rapists, abused by pedophiles and
emotionally decapitated by a society that is becoming increasingly
hostile to the womenfolk”
― Oche Otorkpa

There are many crimes against women, girls and female childs: Domestic and sexual violence, street harassment, workplace harassment, catcalling, Eve teasing, taharrush gamea, rape culture, mass and gang rapes, war rapes, child rapes, marital rapes, dowry murder, forced and child marriages, FGM, sex slavery, women, girls and child trafficking, forced prostitution, rape pornography, online harassment, sadistic stalking, domestic and sexual murder, acid attacks, femicide, female infanticide, daily hate speech and sexism, sadistic and forced sexual practices, lack of freedom, education and human rights, forced dress codes like chador and burqa, victim blaming of assault, stalking, bullying and rape victims,witch hunts, widow murders, executions like stoning for rape and assault victims, imprisonment and punishment of female victims..
Violence against women, girls and female childs - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights and childrens rights..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
Factors associated with increased risk of perpetration of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
Factors associated with increased risk of experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence include low education, exposure to violence between parents, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence and gender inequality.
There is evidence from high-income settings that school-based programmes may be effective in preventing relationship violence (or dating violence) among young people.
In low-income settings, primary prevention strategies, such as microfinance combined with gender equality training and community-based initiatives that address gender inequality and relationship skills, hold promise.
Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.

Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child, thousands of brutal acts of violence and neglect specifically targeting the girl child can be observed around the world on a daily basis. For centuries, girls who have barely attained adolescence have been forced into marriage, often with men many years their senior. As a minor, a girl child cannot legally give her consent to enter into such a partnership. They have suffered in female genital mutilation rituals. They are traded, bought, and sold across national borders as commodities to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves, or merely to be sold again at a profit. Many girls are even victimized before birth, as technology and greater access to medicine have given rise to prenatal sex selection and selection abortion based on sex. Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools. Their lives may be taken for the “honor” of their families for speaking to strangers or committing other minor transgressions. Violence against the girl child has become a powerful and all-too-common tactic in times of war and humanitarian disaster.

That is the reason why I am fighting my whole life for human rights, women and girls rights and children's rights. But it is not enough, day by day the world is getting a more dangerous and barbaric place for childs, girls and women! And the greatest danger on earth for all of us are the male humans, what a shame for humankind!

Femicide, misogyny, stalking, sexual violence, rape culture, hate speech is everywhere:

Horrible rape and murder cases worldwide:

The most horribe rape and murder case in history:

Junko Furuta, Japan, (1988):

In the hands of hearthless evils:
Furuta was a 17-year-old Japanese girl whose case became known as the “concrete-encased high school girl murder case.” Furuta was kidnapped by four teenage boys and, aside from the brutality of the assaults against her, the most disturbing thing is that she was held at one of the kidnapper’s houses and his parents were present the entire time, knew what was going on, and did nothing to stop it.
Also extremely disturbing is that Furuta turned 17 while she was in captivity and enduring these horrors. There’s something tremendously upsetting about that.
To avoid concern over her abduction, the perpetrators forced Furuta to call her parents and tell them that she would be staying at a friend’s house for a while. Over the course of her confinement, Furuta was repeatedly raped, beaten, and tortured by her four captors until they killed her. The parents of Kamisaku were present in the home for at least a part of the time that Furuta was held captive, and though she pleaded with them for help, they did not intervene, later claiming that they feared their son too much to do so.
Furuta was held captive in the Minato residence for forty days, where she was abused, raped and tortured. They also invited and encouraged their other friends from Yakuza, to torment Furuta. According to their trial statements, the four of them: Raped her over 400 times.
• Beat her several times.
• Starved her.
• Hanged her body from the ceiling and used her as a "punching bag"
• Dropped barbells onto her stomach several times.
• Forced her to eat live cockroaches and drink her own urine.
• Forced her to masturbate in front of them.
• Inserted foreign objects into her vagina and anus.
• Shoved a still-lit light bulb into her vagina.
• Set fireworks into her anus, vagina, mouth and ears.
• Burnt her vagina and clitoris with cigarettes and lighters.
• Burnt her eyelids with hot wax and lighters
• Tore off her left nipple with pliers.
• Pierced her breasts with sewing needles.

The killers hid her corpse in a 208-litre oil drum filled with concrete. They disposed of the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Kōtō, Tokyo.
All of them were getting low penalties, because they were juveniles. My opinion is, every one of these heartless devils need the death penalty! But there is no justice on earth for rape and murder victims, because we are living in patriarchy!

Ajmer Rape Case (1992), India:

It was a brutal and inhuman case of coerced sexual exploitation in Ajmer, Rajasthan. A gang raped over 100 of school girls. They clicked their naked photos to further exploit them. After being raped, depressed victims committed suicide.

Jalgaon Rape Case (1993), India:

It is one of the prime cases of human trafficking in Maharashtra. Near about 500 innocent girls and women were raped and sold off and most of them were school girls.



The (1993) Houston gangrapes, U.S.:

On the last night of their lives in 1993, 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena and 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman had taken a short cut through a railroad bridge in an attempt to make it home before their 11:30 curfew. But they never did.
Pena and Ertman were grabbed by a gang named the Black and Whites on the railroad bridge, and raped for the next one hour. All the six rapists in the gang were teenagers, the youngest Vinnie Medellin, being just 14.
As per the medical examiner, Pena's two front teeth had been knocked out, while two of Ertman's ribs were broken after she had died. The testimony also showed that their necks were stomped upon after they were strangled to death to ensure that "they were really dead."

Murder of Kelly Anne Bates, (1996), U.K.:

Kelly Anne Bates (18 May 1978 – 16 April 1996) was a British teenager who was murdered in Manchester on 16 April 1996 when aged 17 She was tortured, abused, raped, mutilated over a period of four weeks, including having her eyes gouged from their sockets up to three weeks before her death, by her partner James Patterson Smith (born c. 1948) before being drowned in a bathtub.
The murder inquiry was headed by Detective Sergeant Joseph Monaghan of Greater Manchester Police, who said: "I have been in the police force for 15 years and have never seen a case as horrific as this." William Lawler, the pathologist who examined Bates' body, described her injuries as "the worst he had seen on a murder victim" Smith, a misogynist with a history of violence and torture against former sexual partners, denied murdering Bates but was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on 19 November 1997.

The gruesome rape and murder case, Karine Schaaff, France, (2001)

Sunday, July 22, 2001, not far from the northern French town of Bitche. The bike of 16-year-old Karine Schaaff is found abandoned on the roadside. What exactly happened?
Ten days later the police discoverd her corpse a few miles away in the forest. On the bike are white traces of paint and on the road skid marks and parts of a car flashing light. The evidence leads to the trail of a respectable family father, Stéphane Krauth, 28 years old.
In the course of the investigation it turned out that he pursued Karine Schaaff by car and she was deliberately hit and injured. He beat her and stunned her with tear gas. The injured on the head girl was kidnapped by him in a nearby forest, there mistreated and raped and then burned. The cruel crime shocked all France.
Her mother has left her child's room as it was because she can not bear that her cruelly murdered child will not return.
Karine Schaaff was a diligent student and a decent happy girl. She had good grades and wanted to become an architect. This dream was destroyed by a male heartless monster.

Jessica Lunsford Case. (2005), U.S.:

On February 24, 2005 in Homosassa, Florida, a 9 year old girl went missing from her house. Her name was Jessica Lunsford. She was abducted from her home, raped not once but twice and killed by 46 years old John Couey. In his confession, Couey said that he raped Lunsford in his bedroom twice. Then he put her in his closet and ordered her to remain silent.
Three days after her abduction, Couey tricked Jessica into getting into a garbage bag, and buried her alive. On August 24, 2007, Couey was sentenced to death, after carrying three consecutive life sentences. However, on September 30, 2009, before the sentences could be carried out he died of natural causes.

The murder of Oksana Makar,(2012), Ukraine:

Oksana Makar was a few months away from her 19th birthday when she was gangraped by three men in Mykolaiv, Ukraine in March, 2012.
However, Makar's agony did not end there. Her assailants attempted to strangle her after the rape, and later moved her to a deserted construction site, where she was set on fire alive. Makar, after burning for hours, was discovered the next morning, still breathing. Two weeks later, she succumbed to her injuries from the burn and smoke inhalation. As per reports, since unmarried, she was buried in a wedding dress.


Delhi Gang Rape and Murder Case (2012), gang rape, torture and murder of Jyoti Singh, India:

16 December 2012 is the darkest day in the history of India. Delhi Gang rape and murder case was one of the most brutal cases not only in India but in the world. She was beaten, gang raped, tortured, mutilated. The intestine was torn out of her. Jyoti Singh died after the cruel gang rape and mutilation. All the six convicted people were arrested and one of them Ram Singh committed suicide in a trial period in jail. Four of them were sentenced to get hanged and the young boy under 18 was sent for three years to a juvenile home. But all five culprits are alive until now!

Rape and murder of Anene Booysen (2013), South Africa:

Anene Booysen (October 30, 1995 – February 2, 2013) was a 17-year-old girl who was found by a security guard the morning after she had been gang-raped and disemboweled by having her abdomen slit open at a construction site in Bredasdorp, in the Western Cape, South Africa on February 2, 2013; she was still alive, but died later in the day. Anene Booysen was found by a security guard lying a short distance from her house after spending time at a bar on the evening of February 2, 2013. She died from her injuries in hospital six hours later. She managed to identify one of her attackers before her death.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma condemned the attack as "shocking, cruel and most inhumane". The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), South Africa's biggest labour union, called for mass action over rape in South Africa. Opposition parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko called for parliamentary hearings. The United Nations issued a statement strongly condemning the rape and murder. On 13 February, a protest, led by Annie Lennox, was staged at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town.
Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp, both young South African women killed in 2013, were named SA Persons of the year 2013 by the Daily Maverick.

Rohtak Gang Rape (2015), India:

This was the worst case of rape as a woman’s naked, half-eaten body was found in Haryana’s Rohtak, with sticks and stones inserted in her. The 28-year-old woman’s body was found gnawed at by animals and with key organs missing, two arms and the left side of the body was gone. The police said sticks, stones and condoms were stuffed into her private parts. All the arrested men are from one village nine km from Rohtak.


Jisha Rape and Murder Case (2016), India:

The 30-year-old Indian woman was found by her mother. Her body had at least 30 stab wounds. Parts of her intestines had been removed using something sharp and she had a serious head injury. Later in a postmortem report, it was revealed that she was strangled, tortured and sexually assaulted before she died.

Shocking gang rape, Morocco, 2018:

Morocco: Teen rape survivor calls for 'justice to be done':

Thousands have signed a petition to Morocco's king in support of a rape survivor. Despite a new law to tackle violence against women, rights groups say few survivors "will be able to get protection from their abusers."
More than 18,000 people had signed a petition to Moroccan King Mohammed VI to provide support for a young woman who was tortured and held captive for two months.

"During her captivity, she was subjected to every torture imaginable: She was repeatedly heinous raped by 15 men, beaten, deprived of food and basic sanitary needs, and had her body forcibly tattooed by her captors," petition organizers wrote.

The 17-year-old told the Moroccan broadcaster Chouf TV that she was kidnapped in June and held for two months by a gang of men in Oulad Ayad, a small town about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Marrakesh.
'I want justice': the victim said!

During her captivity, men would visit the house where she was held and pay the kidnappers to rape her, she said. "They didn't give me food or drink, and I was not even allowed to take a shower."

"I want justice to be done and [for them] to pay for what they have done to me," she added, according to the website Morocco World News.

Her father, Mohammed, told DW's Arabic service that officials, activists and journalists had reached out to the family. "A medical committee comprising associations, doctors and the Health Ministry will be formed to provide health care and psychological support for my daughter so that she can reintegrate into society," he said.

At least 12 people have been arrested in connection with the case, Naima Ouahli, of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, told the AFP news agency. Mohammed confirmed that number. "Twelve people have been arrested so far, but that number could grow," he said.
Nationwide issue:
Activists have pushed for more rights and stronger punishments to deter sexual violence against women following several high-profile cases over the past year.

Morocco outraged after teen heinous raped on video:

More than 50 percent of Moroccan women have been subjected to violence in some form, according to a report by the country's National Observatory on Violence Against Women. Those under the age of 30 and without paid work are the most vulnerable, Morocco's national security body reported.

Earlier this year, parliament adopted a new law to combat violence against women. Although the law provided new protections for survivors, human rights groups said it didn't go far enough.

"Few women will be able to get protection from their abusers under this law, as it requires a prosecution and a conviction of their abusers — and yet, little is provided in the law to set out duties of authorities to arrest, prosecute and convict abusers," Rothna Begum, Middle East and North Africa women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in February 2018.


Barbaric gang rape, Germany, 2019:

German trial into group rape outside nightclub opens:
Eleven men have gone on trial in the southern city of Freiburg in the rape of an 18-year-old outside a nightclub. Between now and December, two forensic experts and 50 witnesses are set to testify.A juvenile court in Freiburg, Germany, on Wednesday began what is expected to be a four-month hearing into what happened last October outside a nightclub in the city's northern industrial area.

Due to stand trial on charges of rape and failure to provide assistance were 11 men of various backgrounds, according to judicial officials. They are currently aged between 19 and 30 and include a 22-year-old main suspect described as a "multiple offender."

Prosecutors accused him of a barbaric gang raping the 18-year-old woman in shrubs outside Freiburg's Hans-Bunte-Areal nightclub and, over the course of several hours, encouraging other men to emulate him. The case shocked Germany and led to marches in support of the victim.

The main suspect's defense lawyer, shortly before trial opening, said his client was not guilty in the context of the charges laid.

The defendants include eight Syrians, one 23-year-old Iraqi, an 18-year-old Algerian and a 25-year-old German said by authorities to be "without migratory background." The 11 men have already spent months in investigative custody.

Rape survivor calls for 'justice to be done':
Drink spiked inside club:
The woman was allegedly offered the drug Ecstasy and then a separate unknown substance was mixed into her drink, rendering her defenseless, prosecutors said. On the following morning, she went to police, who then searched for a further unidentified suspect using a composite sketch.In total, 12 suspects were detained between October 2018 and April 2019, with one of them later released and investigations against him dropped.

The victim is listed as joint plaintiff in the case, but was not present at trial opening, which was delayed by an hour and a half while the accused were transported to Freiburg's court complex from various prisons, reported SWR radio.

The court foresees 27 days of proceedings between now and December.

Violence against women and girls and female childs is a problem for us all

Juvenile court safeguards:
German proceedings against juveniles and young adults have special personal rights safeguards.

Reporters and film teams in Freiburg were required to obtain court permission to film the trial's start and to obscure images of the faces of those accused and of the plaintiff. Security checks, including metal detectors inside the complex's entrance, were also ordered.

Retaining anonymity for those involved was necessary, said the court in a May 27 press statement, "because of the presumption of innocence in their favor up to the final conviction."

Journalists observing proceedings inside the courtroom were barred from making sound and film recordings.

Books about rape:

"Rape Is Rape": How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis by Jody Raphael JD:
“More than half of women and girls lie about rape . . .” “Feminists exaggerate rape prevalence to demonize men and raise money for their cause . . .” “Girls cry ‘rape’ when it’s nothing more than regret over bad sex . . .” Such emotionally charged false accusations have convinced much of the general public and the media that acquaintance rape is a figment of the imagination. As author Jody Raphael reveals in Rape Is Rape, the more acquaintance rape is reported and taken seriously by prosecutors, judges, and juries, the louder the clamor of rape denial becomes.

Through firsthand interviews with victims, medical and judicial records, social media analysis, and statistics from government agencies, Rape Is Rape exposes the tactics used by the deniers, a group that includes conservatives and right-wing Christians as well as some controversial feminists. The personal stories of young acquaintance rape victims whom Raphael interviewed demonstrate how assaults on their credibility, buttressed by claims of low prevalence, prevent many from holding their rapists accountable, enabling them to rape others with impunity. Rape Is Rape is an exposé of those using rape denial to further their political agendas, and it is a call to action to protect the rights of women and girls, making it safe for victims to come forward, and end the acquaintance rape crisis. A resources section is included for those seeking help, advice, or hoping to get involved.

"No Nation for Women": Reportage on Rape from India, the World's Largest Democracy by Priyanka Dubey:

No Nation for Women takes a hard, close look at what makes India unsafe for its women — from custodial rapes and honour killings to rapes of minors and trafficking — the author uncovers many unpalatable truths behind what we are familiar with as newspaper headlines only...

Numbers convey, in part, why India is referred to as one of the world’s rape capitals — one woman is raped every 15 minutes; and, in 50 years, there has been a staggering rise of 873 per cent in sexual crimes against girls.

And beyond the numbers and statistics, there are stories, often unreported — of women in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, who are routinely raped if they spurn the advances of men; of girls from de-notified tribes in central India who have no recourse to justice if sexually violated; of victimized lower-caste girls in small-town Baduan, Uttar Pradesh; of frequent dislocation faced by survivor families in West Bengal; of political wrath turning into rape in Tripura.

Priyanka Dubey travels through large swathes of India, over a period of six years, to uncover the accounts of disenfranchised women who are caught in the grip of patriarchy and violence. She asks if, after the globally reported December 2012 gang-rape of ‘Nirbhaya’ in New Delhi, India’s gender narrative has shifted — and, if it hasn’t, what needs to be done to make this a nation worthy of its women.

"The Porn Myth": Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matthew Fradd;

Porn is paid rape!The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography.

This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography's harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm-by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit.

Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.

"Nasty Little Girl": A Story Of Child Sexual Abuse by B. C. Monahan :

Seven year old Bethany suffers daily at the hands of her father and his new wife. Stripped of her clothes, food and any dignity. The abuse continues at school too but less shocking than what she receives at home. Those who should love and care for her only warp her mind into believing she is a nasty little girl.

This heartbreaking novella visits themes of sexual abuse and child abuse.

"Mother at Seven": The Shocking True Story of an Armenian Girl’s Stolen Childhood and Her Family’s Unspeakable, Cruel Betrayal by
Veronika Gasparyan :

Mother at Seven is the shocking, inspirational true story of a little girl’s tragic childhood, and how she endured and overcame a decade of unspeakable abuse at the hands of her cruel and sadistic family. Set in Sochi, Russia, near the banks of the majestic Black Sea, Mother at Seven tells of those critical moments in a child’s life when the only thing standing between the life and death itself was a pure and innocent belief that better days lie ahead. It teaches that by fighting through hardship and pain, miracles can still happen, and that life can still be amazing as long as hope is never lost.

"Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town"
by Jon Krakauer

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base.

The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.

A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.

Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys.

This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.

In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.

Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.

Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.


Anita Kanitz, Stuttgart, Germany
2 years ago
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