They are all innocent until proven guilty. But I am a liar until I am proven honest.
Damn this book. This book and this quote in particular, sums up everything that is wrong with the rape culture across the world. Asking for it is a brilliantly written book which is bitter to swallow, you are made to hate this girl and then you are presented with something awful happening to her. It really plays with your inner prejudices as much as it does those of the characters. My God, its genius but it was hard to get through.
If you ever find yourself having to explain what slut shaming, rape culture or victim blaming is to someone, instead, shove this book under their nose and let them find out the consequences of those things themselves.