The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case: “You Have to Be the Perfect Victim” (Updated)

“Prosecutors will likely drop felony charges against DSK because they’re worried that the woman once described as an unassuming hardworking young Muslim widow will make a poor witness.” Writing on the Colorlines website, Akiba Solomon looks at why the New York hotel worker who alleges that she was sexually assaulted by the former head of the IMF is supposedly no longer credible — and what that says about who gets to be believed in a racist and sexist capitalist society.

Heather Mallick has also published an article in the Toronto Star which makes a similar argument and includes specific details about the evidence of rape in this case.