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A Wisconsin state lawmaker endorsed by Paul Ryan has come under criticism for suggesting that “some girls rape easy.” While discussing a case in which “a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school’s band room,” State Rep. Roger Rivard (R) told the Chetek Alert newspaper in December that his father taught him that some girls will portray a sexual encounter as rape if they become pregnant. He is now claiming that those remarks were taken out of context and has issued a statement condemning sexual violence:
On Wednesday, Rivard told the Journal Sentinel the article did not provide full context of his comments and that his father’s exact words had been slightly different from how they appeared in the Chetek Alert.
He told the Journal Sentinel that his father had advised him not to have premarital sex, and he took that seriously.
“He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,’ ” Rivard said. “Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’
“What the whole genesis of it was, it was advice to me, telling me, ‘If you’re going to go down that road, you may have consensual sex that night and then the next morning it may be rape.’ So the way he said it was, ‘Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning.’
“So it’s been kind of taken out of context.”
Originally posted by ThisToiletEarth
I have been saying this for years.
I'm moving to Wisconsin soon.
Originally posted by Dnepropetrovsk
no freedom of speech for officials, got it.
What does everyone think?
Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
Good for you! I'm sure you'll fit right in.
Originally posted by Urantia1111
but some consentual encounters DO get reported as rape. Even if both participants are of legal age.
Originally posted by n00bUK
Women rape too easy?
How #ed up is that statement. .
Lets blame the girl, not the law, right? I understand its a taboo subject but when both consent to sex and she gets pregnant, they both have to be held responsible - Its the law that classes this as rape, hardly ever the two people involved. (in these said situations)
Like the OP, its 'easier' (term used very lightly) for the girl to get out of this situation, by throwing the blame onto the male - but its a very bold term to use "women get raped to easy" I think the lawyer has a point, but one that he completely took out of context. I think how he should of come across was that women are able to pass the blame on too fast, due to the law - Nothing else.
This is a very, very taboo subject..edit on 11-10-2012 by n00bUK because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
I don't disagree.
Some girls like the attention, want the "sex", etc etc... but afterwards, they feel guilty and cry rape.
This ISN'T new to anyone.