Monday, April 27, 2015

Petition: Rescind Rape-Supporting Judge's Lifetime Achievement Award

Please sign and forward widely.
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in our society. G. Todd Baugh's victim blaming and rape myths have caused sexual assault victims to further question whether they should report their assault. Studies have shown that rapists on an average commit six rapes each, highlighting the need for reporting. Baugh sentenced a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl and said, "she looked older than her age." She committed suicide.

That's why MT NOW President created a petition to Jessica Fehr, President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, which says:

"Victim blaming and rape myths have no place in our society, especially by the judiciary. G. Todd Baugh engaged in such victim blaming and rape myths and was censured and suspended for these biased acts. We, therefore, call on the Yellowstone Area Bar Association  to rescind their Lifetime Achievement Award to G. Todd Baugh."

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