posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by Spike Spiegle
Personally, I have been wondering if this isn't the price we pay for the media-driven sexualization of our culture.
How many of the rapes we hear of start as consentual heavy petting... and escalated to non-consentual sex... which is rape by any definition? How
many are rapes against children, the disabled, and/or elderly (it happens) who cannot file a claim on their own? How many 'protected' family
members are never accused by their own? How many wives are raped by their own husbands? - you know it must happen - but we are prepared to say that
is a "right" of the husband? What about gay rapes? Does that not happen? Do they report it?
This is a deeply murky area to generalize about. It seems convoluted enough to make very apt distraction from the rape of nations, and peoples by
Rape is also a matter of great contention because initially the purveyors of Jurisprudence were largely misogynistic. So early on, this was not
pursued as vigorously as it should have been... but then neither was usury.
Sadly, we seem averse to even consider rape - it always seems to devolve into some bizarre scrutiny of the victim, or some weird straw-grasping by
those who support the accused.