Mary Knudson adds to the chorus of voices angry at the way an 11-year-old gang rape victim was portrayed in a NYT story:

What seems to be missing in the understanding of the reporter and the paper’s editors is that when a penis is used for violence, it is no different from a gun or a knife or a club. In rape, the penis is a weapon. Would the newspaper have written the story in the same way if the 11-year-old child were stabbed or clubbed by 18 men? I think not.