Monday, June 6, 2011

Why is There an Inherent Disbelief of Rape Victims?

I have a piece up on Zelda Lily today that focuses on an accused rapist being brought to justice after 14 years.  This is rare, since rape is a crime that exists under a veil of silence and shame.

The audience at Zelda Lily is far different from the readers of this blog, but I would really like to get a discussion going here as well about a subject that is, unfortunately, very near to my heart.

Why do you think there is an inherent disbelief of rape victims?  Do cases such as the one referenced in my Zelda Lily piece change that?  Is there anything that we as a society can do to change the horrors (and prevalence) of this evil crime?