Saturday, February 23, 2008

Raped twice

Tennessee isn't the only state where victims of rape have to pick up the tab for collecting evidence of their own rape.

North Carolina rape victims are charged, too.

Like Tennessee (now), in North Carolina there's a fund to reimburse victims...until the fund runs out. Not just unlucky enough to get have to hope you're not raped too late in the fiscal year to cover the fees of collecting criminal evidence.

A rape kit isn't treatment - it's police business and law enforcement should pay.


Anonymous said...

Everybody loves women. VolMom

genderist said...

Not only is it not treatment, but the tests involved in the kit is further degrading and humiliating to the survivor. So not only are we asking them to pick up the tab - we're asking them to add further insult to injury.