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May 23, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

A culture that berates victims

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Disgusted! A one word description of my thoughts about protecting rapists. Two girls, one in Canada, and one in California, were gang raped. In both cases the photos of the crime were posted in social media and circulated in school. Both girls were mocked and hounded by their peers to the point each committed suicide. What is wrong with people? Is the new social norm to protect rapists and defend the boys accused before empathizing with the victim?

Do the parents protecting the boys involved have daughters? I sure hope not because they are setting a precedent they may regret.

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