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  •  Yes but (4+ / 0-)

    it is usually the person she is accusing that makes that claim.

    •  No, actually (1+ / 0-)
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      in addition to the rapist, it is very often others--police, family members, etc.--who accuse rape victims of lying. "What did you do to provoke him?" "Why were you in that neighborhood?" "What do you expect if you go out unaccompanied?" "What was she wearing?"

      It's called "blaming the victim" and it happens to rape victims all the time.

      As to your larger point about racism, yes, same thing happens, but the twist there is that oftentimes those who accuse someone of "playing the race card" then claim to have been discriminated against by the person they are accusing of "playing the race card". Pretty slick (and sick) game.

      On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. --Barack Obama

      by Jennifer Clare on Mon May 31, 2010 at 08:04:48 PM PDT

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