Abuse victims blast Serena Williams' rape comment

Rape is an act of violence, not stupidity. And victims are never to blame for it, no matter how old they are, what they wear, where they are or what they're doing. What Ms. Williams said was stupid. What those rapists did was criminal.

She should apologize - clearly and publicly - to this wounded Steubenville girl and to rape victims everywhere. And to make amends, she should donate generously - of her time and money - to rape prevention programs. Tragically, it's not just men who hold antiquated views and make hurtful remarks about rape victims. Teenagers shouldn't get drunk. But being drunk doesn't excuse deliberate and heinous sex crimes.


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