Another for the ‘rape is not about sexual attraction’ file

Man, aged 18, charged with raping an 82 year old woman twice, allegedly attacking her as she was taking an early morning walk in a park. On Mother’s Day. He is most unlikely to have found her irresistably physically desirable: her vulnerability was most probably the key.

Why the newspaper calls a legal adult a youth I don’t know.



Categories: gender & feminism, language, law & order, violence

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  1. Heh. I was just about to blog this, but you’ve made my point for me.
    But about the “youth” thing, I approve of that word, because the use of the word “man” for teenagers makes them feel all puffed up and big ‘n stuff. “Youth” describes them as immature as they are. YMMV.

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