The Worth(lessness) of Women – CoolCleveland

The idea that women don’t own their bodies, even in matters of life and death, leads to the dismissal of threats against them. We’ve heard often about young women accusing a campus athlete of rape, assault or harassment: he’s on the field Saturday while she’s pressured to remain silent, ostracized or paid to transfer quietly to another school. We’ve seen a star swimmer at Stanford who was caught in the act of raping an unconscious girl being given a slap on the wrist because “Think of his future” — not hers.

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