Maryville, Mo., has become the latest battleground in the culture war over rape. That two popular high school athletes charged with sexual offenses against a 14-year-old girl went free while the girl and her family were shunned and harassed has ignited a storm of outrage. Cathy Young contends that those of us who have criticized the radical zealotry of the feminist war on “rape culture” must acknowledge that in this instance, the activists are likely helping a good cause, but they must move beyond an ideology focused on female victimhood.
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