Originally posted by Hazelnut
fraternormus, I usually agree with your opinion on most topics I've seen you comment on. Unfortunately for me, this time I am diabolically opposed
to your post and the insinuation that rape victims LIKE being in control of simulated reverse-rape situations.
Rape victims do not enjoy being raped, nor do they enjoy "therapies" that "enable them to be in control" in simulated fantasy. That is bizarre
thinking. Women are the number one viewers of rape fantasies????
Hazel, I respect that.
Allow me to clarify on my previous post...
When I say "therapy" I didn't mean for it to sound like it was a MDS-IV approved form of therapy. I meant it in a manner of a Rape Victim choosing
that route for themselves to find empowerment and to work through the trauma that they had previously experienced.
Nor was it meant to suggest that Rape Victims enjoyed being raped. They absolutely did not (and such reasoning is nothing more than justification that
is commonly used by the perpetrators of such violent acts). However, it is indeed common for Rape Victims to later develop Rape Fantasies and act out
those Fantasies as a form of emotional healing (as per your protest, I have abstained from further using the word "therapy").
Although it is difficult gaining statistics of those who participate in deviant sexual practices, at least all of the women I have ever met (every
single one of them) in the BDSM Community, regardless of whether they were DOMinant or submissive, had been victims of Rape. Every woman I have met in
the BDSM community has had Rape Fantasies either on the giving or receiving end (depending on whether they were DOMinant/Switch/submissive). Most of
those women had actually acted out Fantasy Rape at least once. Outside of the BDSM Community I have seen similar trends, although not as so clearly
And I am not the only one who has noticed such trends. This is a field of study that Aberrant and Abnormal Psychologists are beginning to explore with
valid research. Although previously considered a psychological disorder classified under "paraphilia", Rape Fantasies by victims of Rape is complex
and not easily understood (or at least poorly understood). Regardless, the traditional forms of psychological treatment is rarely effective. In
addition, many professionals prefer not to pathologize this kind of sexual behavior that involves willing adults, even if the behavior might be deemed
deviant in mainstream society.
However, it is important to note that not every victim of Rape develops Rape Fantasies or pursues paraphiliac acts such as Fantasy Rape. We are
talking about one particular subset niche here. Of the hundreds of thousands of victims of Rape in the United States alone, what percentage of them
develop Rape Fantasies or act out Fantasy Rape? That data is currently not available...but it does happen far more frequently than one might
Perhaps I should have clarified that last part first and foremost. For that I am sorry if not having explicitly stated it may have led one to believe
that the opposite had been insinuated.
Originally posted by Hazelnut When the sickest, most harmful, life ruining thing a girl/woman can ever experience becomes respectable
entertainment, I quit.
Well I wouldn't say it is respectable entertainment...but then again is any porn considered respectable entertainment? It doesn't have to be
regarded as tasteful to the majority, it just has to appeal to that niche that share that particular fetish.
However, I hope I don't appear as making light of a serious subject. I do whole-heartedly agree with you. Rape, whether you are a female or male
victim, is one of the most harmful, life ruining things one could ever experience. Next to murder, mutilation, and clitoral circumcision, I can't
think of anything more traumatic for a woman to ever have to go through.
Perhaps it is offensive to many victims of Rape, however to at least a percentage of Rape victims, Fantasy Rape is actually regarded as a powerfully
positive thing. (And you are right...that is bizarre thinking...and I wouldn't ever deny that...but that doesn't make it any the less true.)