Victim Blaming Is Never Okay. Please ask the NY Times to Apologize!

Victim blaming is never okay–yet it seems that many people do it, especially of rape victims. This has always infuriated me. As if what a child or woman wears makes her responsible for rape. That is a twisted, oppressor way of thinking. It is something that abusers and rapists often say themselves. My abusers did.

A recent NY Times reporter blamed a child, in his article, for the gang rape she experienced, asking what she wore, if she had seedy friends, etc. Please consider signing the petition to ask the NY Times to apologize for blaming a child for her own gang rape! I think it helps, every time we speak out, every time we challenge a wrong. So please do sign and let your voice be heard.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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