Student journalists investigate 'rape culture' at Paly | April 12, 2013 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 12, 2013

Student journalists investigate 'rape culture' at Paly

Writers: Paly not immune from sexual violence, victim-blaming stereotypes

by Chris Kenrick

The editor of a student magazine at Palo Alto High School said students have received "overwhelmingly positive" reaction to a cover package investigating "rape culture" at Paly published Tuesday.

This story contains 945 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.


Posted by parent, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Just read that a Saratoga High School student committed suicide after being raped, then bullied about it. Three students have now been charged in the attack. We need to do much much more to make the victims feel safe and help them bring charges against the criminals. Victim blaming has to end.

Posted by Susan, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Start off by proving rape through a rape kit, at a hospital. Once established, there will be a great effort to support the rape victim, including criminal prosecution. Without a rape kit, there is no proven rape, just accusations.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields