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Ricardo Mendes

Blaming the Victim: A Cultural Evolutionist Responds to the University of Chicago’s Dismissal of Trauma

The problem of Rape in our Society best summarized by this story :

What evidence do I need to make my experience any clearer? Do I need a camera attached to my pussy and a recorder strapped to my mouth to show you that I said “no” or demonstrate that I was bruised and how it happened? People don’t lie about rape and assault. It’s not a privilege to be afraid during and post rape. My life didn’t emotionally or physically improve. I wasn’t told by my professors, “oh, you were raped? I’m sorry. Let me make your life easier by giving you extra time to write your thesis so you don’t fail out of Swarthmore.” 

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