You don’t have to go to Africa.

11 Mar

Remember how we were horrified by that law in Swaziland decreeing that women dressing a certain way invite rape and should, therefore, be jailed?

And remember how divided people were over the gang rape–and subsequent social media celebration of same–of a teenager in Steubenville, here in the good ole USofA? (and by celebration, I mean the rapists’ tweeting of images of their crime)

Well, you don’t have to go to a small town in Ohio or to an impoverished kingdom in Africa to be considered a criminal simply due to your gender. Welcome to New York.

Holy shit. Second class citizens, indeed.

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One Response to “You don’t have to go to Africa.”

  1. Lori 11/03/2013 at 2:50 PM #

    Makes my heart hurt.

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