Thursday, April 19, 2007

Duke rape case; Blaming the victim, again

By Tyneisha Bowens and Laura Bickford, Raleigh FIST. Apr 17, 2007

The infamous “Duke Lacrosse Rape Case” has once again taken the media forefront and divided the U.S. Last week’s decision to drop the sexual assault charges against the three Duke University men has rattled communities and weakened the survivor’s support system. Here in North Carolina the responses and effects regarding the decision are the most extreme.

Given this dynamic, the women of Raleigh FIST (Fight Imperialism-Stand Together) youth group have come together to reflect on the year-long case and last week’s decision.

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