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Old 07-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by anitram View Post

As to why this is brought up on this topic - well, it's vaz02 who seems to think that there should be special allowances made for those who are accused of rape; allowances that are not made for any other allegation of any other crime.
I never said that. All i said is allegations of any kind especially rape are damaging. Stop reading into stuff that is not there.

Who's interest would it be in to make allegations such as rape public anyway apart from the blood thirsty media ? Also " prominent minority view" ? according to who, you ?

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:14 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by anitram View Post
I don't even know what to say to that.

And a gynecological exam can most certainly be indicative of rape - tearing, bruising, the woman having collected skin under fingernails from fighting back, etc, etc. I think you need to read up on this a lot more.
The Durham rape case of false accusation, media smearing and in the long run exoneration would be an example. I think that such events are the negative consequence of the broadly positive proactive approach to allegations of rape, of course as with most things, more needs to be done.

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:21 PM   #23
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Actually, there are very good reasons for keeping the identity of both accused and accuser anonymous in such cases. As I said, I view this debate as a sidetrack - the identities of the soldiers accused of the sexual assault in this case have not been made public, and rightly so.
And I agree with you that they should not be publicized at this point.

But I disagree with vaz02 that the story shouldn't be told at all (presumably until a conviction is entered) because rape is a crime that carries with it a certain stigma.
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