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I'm taking a ethics class and we discuss how the mass media should cover the story of sexual assault in the newspapers. Most newspapers in the United States don't identify the victim of rape. Do you agree with that policy? Or do you have any comments on this? I'd appreciate it if you can help me...Thank you!

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. If I were raped, I think that it would be important for my rapist's name to be in the papers and pretty irrelevant if my name were there. The only thing that having my name printed is likely to bring me would be--more shame, embarrassment, maybe harassment and maybe pity. So yes, I do agree with the policy. The exception to this rule would be if for some reason the victim of rape wanted to have her/his name in the paper. Good luck with your Ethics class.
Amy

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