NAMING RAPE ACCUSERS: A CHRONICLE COLUMNIST WEIGHS IN

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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/08/01/ED213345.DTL Columnist Joan Ryan notes in the San Francisco Chronicle that the rape case against basketball star Kobe Bryant has reignited debate in journalism circles about the long-standing policy of not naming rape victims. She writes, "Some ask if we believe rape victims shouldn't feel any more shame or guilt than other crime victims, aren't we reinforcing and prolonging the stigma of rape by . . .

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