Despite the principal’s plea to not report the attack, the victim filed charges against the basketball player out of fear he would strike again. Those fears were confirmed just two weeks later when he is said to have sexually assaulted another student. The story gets even more heartbreaking as it progresses.
In a truly detestable and heinous example of victim-blaming and outright misogyny, Manohar Lal Sharma, the lawyer for three of the six men charged with raping and killing 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey, had the audacity to say—on the record—that he’s never “seen a single incident” of a “respected lady” getting raped.
Former Bush administration White House press secretary Dana Perino offered up the piece of victim-blaming advice Wednesday while discussing the recent deaths of NFL player Javon Belcher and his girlfriend.