Rape: a crime too terrible to be named.

This morning, we have more evidence of the widespread refusal in our culture to name a rape a rape: Former University of Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman last month at an off-campus apartment, according to Boulder police. .       .       .       .      .       .       Witnesses told police … Continue reading Rape: a crime too terrible to be named.

The word "rape" has been disappeared from the English language

UPDATED BELOW At least in the coverage of Roman Polanski’s arrest it has!  I keep hearing about how he was arrested in Switzerland this weekend on a 32-year old charge of “having sex with” a then-13 year old girl.  (This New York Times story will stand as representative of the chicken$hit coverage.)  Funny–he was actually … Continue reading The word "rape" has been disappeared from the English language