Also Today in the Rape Culture...

[Trigger warning for sexual violence, rape apologia, hostility to survivors.]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled on the case of the cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for her rapist, and naturally they have ruled that she is required to cheer for the man who sexually assaulted her. The court additionally ordered her family "to pay the school district's legal fees on the grounds their suit was far-fetched and frivolous." Of course. The family is appealing the ruling. [Via.]

Meanwhile, in Britain, a woman who accused her husband of rape (to which he later pleaded guilty), but retracted the charges after her husband and his relatives convinced her to say they were untrue, has been sentenced to eight months in prison for a "false retraction." [H/T to Shaker gegi.]

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

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