Rape Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry (1971)

1946-1989, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Patriarchy, The Police

In this essay, author Kay Potter recounts her personal experiences with reporting her rape, and the arrest and prosecution that followed. Interrupting the sequence of events with her current analysis of the sentiments implied by some steps of the process or comments made by figures of authority throughout, Potter makes a political statement about the way that the law deals with these crimes, and offers an explanation for why they are so common.

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