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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.

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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.

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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.

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