Originally posted by General Zapata
If this whole rape hysteria thing keeps going,
What.. actually addressing
an issue rather than pretending it's rare and sweeping it under the carpet?
whenever a woman cries rape or a child cries molestation,
Jes I hope you don't intend on becoming a lawyer one day.
it will be more likely that the person accused will be convicted, whether guilty or innocent. This is why emotion must be kept out of
If somone gets raped.. a rape kit is done.. a DNA sample is collected [unless he protects himself
from prosecution with a condom]. Then it has
to be proved it was forced
..so probably only women/ children strong
enough to fight back will end up with bruises [unless he adds the
bruises for fun].. otherwise it's his word/her word. THEN
she, or the child is publicly humilated when she is told to not only relive the
rape.. but in a woman's case [even a 14 yo 'woman'] her whole entire sexual history is dragged up to prove 'she's a slut anyway so probably
consented'.. where as his
is not. Only about 1/4 of rapes are reported.. and only a minority of them are convicted.. and given DNA evidence
and having to prove
force.. wrongful conviction is highly unlikely these days.. you needn't be concerned either way.
I don't mean to sound harsh but the prospect of rape is scary enough without having to worry about being called a liar.. your attitude [common as it
is sadly] is the main reason women don't report in the first place.
[edit on 24-11-2004 by riley]