Posted by Amy Tiemann
on Jan 18th, 2017 in Community
| Comments Off on Froma Harrop argues that stranger rapes are “more horrendous” than date rapes. Here’s how wrong she is.
I could hardly believe what I was reading when I encountered Froma Harrop’s opinion piece “Is ‘stranger rape’ more troubling than ‘date rape’?'” in my local newspaper, The Raleigh News & Observer, reprinted from Creators Syndicate. Froma Harrop advocates that yes, stranger rape is more horrendous than date rape, while seeming unaware of her piece’s false equivalencies, unexamined assumptions, prejudices and logical flaws. The only value I...