Of all the types of comments seeking to cast doubt on these women for coming forward, this category of shaming made my skin crawl the most.
Dude, I know the feeling:
The first little magic-markering, over the name of “complainant”, obscures the name Kathy Shelton. She was twelve, dude. The case is State of Arkansas v Thomas Alfred Taylor 75–203, Washington County, Arkansas. But then I figure you knew that, dude, what with all this concern over survivors being blamed, and whatnot.
Go ahead, dude, spin away. Others have tried. It’s become something of a tradition, among fans of this defense counsel. If you say anything even resembling “a lawyer doing her job”, then nothing else in your rote exercise in damseling-by-proxy approval-seeking means a thing. Go ahead. Dude.