As more women come forward to tell their horror stories, more juries are believing and sentencing their perpetrators. The awards are increasing, though no amount can make a tape victim whole. As society begins to understand that rape is not about how a woman/person looks, what she wears, or whether they are drunk, rape is a violation of a person’s body. And, rapist should be prosecuted. It is no longer about shaming the victim.
Please read this article and see the short video from the Cascade Patch and pray that more rape victims will come forward so they can be freed from shame and get the psychological help they need.