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11 Law and Philosophy 127 (1992)


I am a "lucky" survivor of a rape committed by a stranger - "lucky", because people believed me, a jury convicted the man of raping me, and he is still in prison ten years later. I know many women who have been raped who were not so fortunate, because they believed the rape was their fault, because no one else believed them, because they knew their rapist, or because they were married to him and it wasn't a crime. We share some things - the anger, the pain, the anguish, the fear - and not others; nevertheless, this is what I wished after I was raped and still wish: Never again, not for any woman. Rape is evil. This article is dedicated to the survivors, in hopes it will help move us toward the day when never again is closer to being a reality.