reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
It appears to part of the increasing habit (agenda?) of blaming the victim.
Our society has at least as strong a habit of always siding with women and holding them blameless regardless of circumstance.
From my own experience, I'm aware of one "friend of a friend" rape story that ended up going to court beore somebody got around to asking if it was
rape...why did other people at the party remember seeing the girl on top?
It's the male protective instinct. Rape? Oh, better protect the sweet innocent girl! No, sorry guys. Sometimes women aren't innocent. Yes, sometimes
men aren't innocent either. But being "shocked" that somebody would stop to ask how a guy got her clothes off if she wasn't cooperating isn't any
more enlightened than "blaming the victim."
reply to post by riley
She only weighs 42 kilos
how large was he?
Funny how when we hear "rape" we tend to think a huge man beating some tiny girl until she's unconscious and having his way with her. But there's
also the opposite scenario, where a girl has sex and the morning after remembers that "Oh, yeah" she has a boyfriend. Why are you pregnant?
Oh...umm...I was raped. Yeah, that's it.
But there's also the middle ground. Imagine a scenario at a party, everyone has had a bit to drink, a girl pulls her shirt off and starts dancing.
Some guy starts fondling her, and she's not comfortable with it, but she likes the attention and doesn't say anything. So he takes that as consent
and pulls her into a room, where she tries to subtlely and disctretely imply that she's not interested without actually, oh...I don't know...saying
or doing anything to stop it.
And then she's crying about it the following day and her friends ask why and she tells them he started touching her and wouldn't stop. To which they
get all defensive and immediately jump to rape. At which point it's been set into motion and people are telling her she was raped. She's not going
to say no to them any more than she was willing to say no to the guy.
Truth isn't always as simple as "her good, him bad."
Always blaming the man isn't better than always blaming the woman.