Today RH Reality Check posted an interesting OpEd called, “A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits.”
Americans have recently learned that during the 1990s, Wasilla, Alaska, then under the mayoralty of Sarah Palin, charged victims of sexual assault for the rape kits used for evidence collection.
Attacks from progressives have been swift and harsh. There is good reason to hunt down the facts about the rape kits. But the larger issue – of rape, sexual assault and how we deal with violence against women in this country – has been overlooked.
First the facts:
Last week new evidence arose revealing that under Palin’s administration, Wasilla cut funds that paid for the rape kits and shifted the burden onto the victims themselves or their insurance companies (kits generally cost between $500-$1200).
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