Blaming the Rape Victim, Part XVI

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"There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students." —Florida state representative Kathleen Passidomo, explaining why she supports a bill that would make schools adopt age-appropriate dress codes. [Buzz/St. Petersburg Times via Think Progress]