He got such a weak punishment. He has no capacity for change. He needs to be locked up, truly.

As the docuseries showed, victims are usually female.

Oh, yeah, once again. The victims are female, but the perps? Gosh, nobody knows.

I read yet another NYT essay last night about abortion. The author detailed how she terminated a pregnancy at age 10 (IIRC) after a rapist babysitter "impregnated me." Comment after comment applauded her for using an active, concrete construction en lieu of the abstract, blaming-the-victim phrasing "and I got pregnant."

And yet, in comment after comment describing the identical scenario, the writer used the "I was raped by ..." phrasing.

Death, taxes, and refusal to Name the Problem.