Anne Coughlin

Protecting Women Is Not "Victim Blaming"

PUBLISHER
New York Times
DATE
2013-10-23
 

Abstract

Over the years, I often have found myself wanting to point out to young women that if they get blind drunk they run a very serious risk of being raped. But I know that the advice will be misunderstood and misused.

So I leave it unsaid because some listeners will inevitably conclude that I am blaming women for being raped, rather than their assailants for raping them. Those listeners will think that by telling women to stop drinking I am ignoring the need to redesign criminal law so that it stops the rapists from raping.

Citation

Anne M. Coughlin, Protecting Women Is Not "Victim Blaming", New York Times (October 23, 2013).
 

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