Psychological Damage To Sexual Assault Victims

>> Thursday, October 15, 2009

People who consider the victim's (understandable) desire to put her sexual assault behind her a reason not to punish her rapist in the Roman Polanski case may wish to consider Theoren Fleury being willing to hire the coach who assaulted him to coach the junior team he owned. Being sexually assaulted has all kinds of psychological effects, but they don't eliminate a rapist's moral or legal culpability. Of course, since James's victims were young men, nobody seems to have trouble understanding that in this case.


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