Thursday, October 4, 2007

Blaming the Victim

"These victims are not in anyway part of any type of situation that would lead them to being assaulted."

This is what Supt. Ron Taverner said about the girls who were sexually assaulted last week at a Toronto middle school. Eight boys, ages 12 & 13, assaulted four girls at Smithfield Middle School on September 25. What “type of situation” does Taverner have in mind that would “lead” four girls at this school to being sexually assaulted? Why should this disgusting blaming the victim rhetoric be tolerated? Tell Ron that no matter what, no matter the situation, girls do not deserve, are not leading themselves, to be sexually assaulted.

Superintendent Ron Taverner
Toronto Police Service
Phone 416-808-2314 - Email

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