Why is it still so hard for us to use the word “rape”?

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2023
From The Left
Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Rape, Donald Trump, E Jean Carroll
Paige Vickers for Vox
ANALYSIS

On May 9, a jury found Donald Trump liable for sexual battery against the journalist E. Jean Carroll in a civil trial, ordering the former president to pay her $5 million. They did not, however, find Trump liable for rape. The murky, vexed distinction the jury made in that verdict speaks to what has been one of the central conflicts since Carroll came forward in 2019 — and to America’s persistent cultural queasiness when it comes to talking about rape.

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