Upstairs at PWCL today, we are talking about the Willamette Week cover story. But you might also notice that the PWCL Blog was talking about this case just the other day. Thanks Hillary!
One thing that stood out to all of us in the article was this:
Hunter calls what happened to her something akin to “gray rape,” a term she learned from an article in Cosmopolitan written by Washington Post journalist Laura Sessions Stepp.
And basically, I just want to say: THERE IS NO SUCH THING. And I am pissed that this young woman read about it in Cosmo and now thinks that it actually exists. Grrrrr......
Okay. Thanks for letting me get that out. I'd encourage folks to go over to the WWeek site and look at the comments on this article. In amongst the victim-blaming and the rape culture myths put forward, there are quite a few folks on there trying to respond and call it out.