The Silent Crime

Rape is the silent crime, done in private and kept private through humiliation and shame. The vast majority go unreported, and when some girl does speak out, it is often the case that law enforcement does not know how to deal with the offense.  When someone robs your house, or hits your car, there is no question who will be cited. Why is it that when a girl alleges that she was raped, she becomes the first suspect?

Perhaps if every woman who has in her life been assaulted against her will comes out, we can finally begin to have a national dialogue about this crime.