Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.
(Marilyn French (b. 1929), U.S. author. Valerie, in The Woman's Room, ch. 5, sct. 19 (1977).)
It is little wonder that rape is one of the least-reported crimes. Perhaps it is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused and, in reality, it is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety.
(Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 9 (1975).)