Thursday, June 16, 2011

How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Sexual Assault Accuser?

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How much does the world need to know about the woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault? Where she's from? The years of schooling she had? Her romantic liaisons and sex life? 

The New York Times did not name the alleged victim. But an article published yesterday provided lots of details on the personal life of the Guinean immigrant who works as a housekeeper at the Sofitel hotel in New York City until she accused the then-chief of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault. She was born in a mud hut without running water or electricity, married off to a cousin as a teenager, and doesn't speak English.

On the one hand, the Times piece gives us insight into just how humble this woman's life has been, which makes the accusations against Strauss-Kahn's look all the more horrible. But on the other hand, what purpose do any details about her personal life really serve?

Source: http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-how-much-do-we-really-need-to-know-about-dominique-strauss-kahns-sexual/?eref=RSS

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