I have a new piece up this morning at RH Reality Check, my first for that site. It’s a response to Amanda Marcotte’s essay earlier this week in which she endorsed jailing recalcitrant DV victims to coerce their testimony—here’s a snippet:
“In her article, Marcotte frames the prosecution of domestic violence as a zero-sum game, in which solicitude for the rights and concerns of the victim must be weighed against the state’s interest in punishing perpetrators. In reality, the opposite is true: The project of holding rapists and abusers accountable for their crimes is advanced, not impeded, by respect for victims.”
Go read the whole thing, if you like.