• Frederick Sierles


When I was in medical school, the subject of rape was not included in the curriculum. Rape is now getting some belated attention, in large part because of the feminist movement. It called attention to rape because rape victims are almost always women, and for years the legal treatment of rape victims has included innuendoes and outright statements that the woman “really wanted” the attack. Another reason for calling attention to the subject is that the frequency of rape increased during the past decade, and increased faster than other violent crimes.


Violent Crime Feminist Movement Rape Victim Legal Treatment Press Charge 
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