Dear Fox Milwaukee:
While I appreciate you reporting on something so heinous as a man sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl, you all need to check your damn language. A nine-year-old girl cannot engage in sex acts. This is rape. Yet not once did you use this word. This man took advantage of the girl and the situation. While you seem to all be in agreement that what the man did was wrong, it almost reads as rape apologism that you bring up that the girl engaged in "sex acts" in exchange for "chips and a cell phone." Say it like it fucking is: this is rape. This man is a rapist. This rapist used coercion to rape a little girl. Don't act like this little girl is a prostitute because she got something out of this "sex act." She is a victim.
Friday, June 19, 2009