A woman in Louisville is facing charges for Tweeting the names of the people who sexually assaulted her (and circulated pictures of the assault). The attorneys for the boys claim that this violates the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing. If you were looking for an example of rape culture or a culture of silence, here it is.
“So many of my rights have been taken away by these boys,” said Dietrich … “I’m at the point, that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it,” she said. “If they really feel it’s necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me … as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, then I don’t understand justice.”
Following the plea, [Judge] McDonald admonished everyone involved not to speak to anyone about what had happened in the court or about the crime in general, according to Dietrich.
“I was crying as she (the judge) was reading that,” Dietrich said. “They got off very easy … and they tell me to be quiet, just silencing me at the end.”
This is unacceptable. No survivor should be denied the right to talk openly about their experiences.