Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America

Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America

In last week’s New York magazine, journalist E. Jean Carroll recounts her rape in a New York department store dressing room, some 23 years ago. “[He] opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway —or completely, I’m not certain —inside me.” The alleged rapist? United States President Donald J. Trump.

Carroll joins more than a dozen other women who have publicly accused the sitting president of sexual assault or harassment, with no consequences yet for Trump.

In part, that’s because of his small army of lawyers and much larger number of fans. And yet America’s apparent inability to cope with sexual assault and harassment speaks to the wider limitations of its rule of law — the failure of its basic legal and moral code to protect each person.

via theconversation Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America