Rape is what should appal us, not drink

Rosamund Urwin
May 2012
Evening Standard;5/24/2012, p15
THIS week, 68-year-old John Norrish was convicted of raping a woman. In response, a columnist for another newspaper wrote yesterday: "I still cannot get over the fact that his victim had drunk nine glasses of wine and 11 vodka and Cokes." What I still cannot get over is that anyone would wish to add to the victim's suffering by suggesting that her intoxication was the shocking part of this crime.


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