RAPE, women, gender, hate crimes,

Violence against women is a hate crime and should be classified as such. Yet, according to the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics (2012)  hate crimes are based on race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic/national origin, and religion. Gender is left out. Why? Rape is not sex out of control. It’s an act of hatred, contempt and destructiveness against a specific class of people – women and girls. Mis-categorizing is not an incidental issue as it has an impact on how rapists are viewed and punished and it limits women’s consciousness and solidarity as a targeted people.

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