Language Matters: We need to be clear when discussing child rape.

by Louise Pennington Two weeks ago, Victoria Coren called for more ā€˜nuanceā€™ when discussing Roman Polanskiā€™s guilty plea for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Polanski had originally been charged with six separate counts, including rape, after grooming, drugging and anally, orally and vaginally raping 13 year old Samantha Geimer.[1] Corenā€™s plea for nuance was…

The myth of ā€œthe sin of simplificationā€ in child rape: Why Victoria Coren is wrong about Roman Polanski.

by Louise Pennington It is safe to say that Victoria Corenā€™s article in the Observer[1] on Roman Polanski[2] was not received well online. Twitter erupted with denouncements and some basic confusion as to exact point of the piece. Ending Victimisation and Blame [Everyday Victim Blaming][3] campaign received seven separate submissions from women concerned about the…