Why Don’t We Prosecute Rape?

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Of every thousand rapes, 995 perpetrators will walk free, according to the anti-sexual violence organization Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. That begs the question: do we even take sexual assault seriously? Michelle Bowdler, executive director of health and wellness at Tufts University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her own assault, which led her to a career seeking justice for victims. Her book, nominated for a 2020 National Book Award for nonfiction, is called “Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto.”

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