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  •  Sure. Because either way rape is rationalized (5+ / 0-)
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    SheLawyer, drmah, Onomastic, Treetrunk, a2nite

    by people such as yourself. It's always somebody else, isn't it? Because men you know and men who belong to your class never rape?

    •  I'm not sure anyone is (1+ / 0-)
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      Onomastic

      arguing that. There are different reasons for thinking you can get away with something like this. Some may feel invisible, some may feel their privilege makes them immune to prosecution. I don't think there is a socioeconomic class that doesn't deal (or refuse to deal) with rape.

      I'm working with a white middle school student right now. He loves camping and fishing with his family and is going to Europe this summer with his church. He is on probation for molesting several 5 - 6 year olds. It happens everywhere. It's not always handled the same. If he was black I believe he would be locked up and there's a pretty good chance the key would be lost.

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