The Social Factory

the blog of King's CMCI PostGrad Society

Rachel O’Neill introduces a response from the editors at Feminists@Law to the recent LSE Law event ‘Is rape different?’

Some of you may have heard about the recent LSE Law event ‘Is rape different?’, at which invited speakers Helen Reece and Barbara Hewson argued that rape victims are in some sense responsible for being raped. Providing a platform for these kinds of views at institutions such as the LSE lends legitimacy to victim-blaming attitudes which are already prevalent in contemporary UK culture. The editors at Feminists @ Law have put together a response to the event, which commentators can support via the comments function: