We privilege the legal perspective
Was there penetration?
Is there proof beyond a reasonable doubt?
Is the perpetrator guilty (or innocent)?
Was there consent?
We privilege the medical perspective
Were there visible bruises?
Was semen present?
Are the post‐trauma symptoms typical or “normal?”
We privilege the media perspective
Stories are “spun” to resonate with the public so that advertising revenue can be earned & ratings driven up
The heterosexual white, middle‐class male perspective/experience “sells” – whose “story” is missing or not told?
Exacerbated in this age of technology