Today, another example of how rape is not named as rape.
The Australian reports today on a 51-year-old Hobart man found guilty of prostituting a 12-year-old girl. Men were charged $100 for half an hour, with $50 extra for ‘no condom’. One man used her to make pornography. The report states that 120 men were alleged “to have had sex with the girl…” between August and September last year.
“Had sex with”?
No, they didn’t have sex with her. They raped her. One hundred and twenty men raped a child for six weeks. One perpetrator used her to make child sexual assault images. Now she has sexually transmitted diseases. And unspeakable trauma.
I’ve written about this before. It’s time to update the language and name these acts for what they are.