The Chronicle of Higher Ed is reproducing its favorite ten essays of the decade. One summarizes material from a book that was mentioned here recently. It’s about the author’s experience with rape and violence on one day. The author is the philosopher, Susan Brison.
I strongly recommend that everyone look at it. We often hear of rapes like hers. I think it may be too much of a burden on our empathy to count on ourselves to understand by ourselves what it is really like.
It’s hard to believe the courts in general have much knowledge of how hideous the crime is.