Yes, well into the 20th century
Posted by Jane on September 14, 1998 at 14:40:33:
In response to I agree, written by Lesley on September 13, 1998 at 23:13:31
] I can't remember where I read this but I do remember that "rape" wasn't really in the Victorian vocabulary from a legal point of view. It was called "seduction." Yeah, right.
I think that the attitude of blaming the victim (and the associated guilt for the victim) has taken a long time to go away completely (probably still a work in progress). Poor dear Tess.
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