Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rape is Rape

In Montana, a teacher ended up having to serve 30 days for raping one of his 14 year old students.  Here is a link to the story:  http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/28/judge-rapist-30-days-14-year-older-chronological-age.html

The reason given is ridiculous.  The girl acted older than her age.  It doesn't matter how she acts.  The fact is she was 14 and as her teacher the man knew she was 14.  I don't care if she danced naked down the hallway - he should have kept all his body parts to himself. 

Sadly the girl killed herself during the process of prosecuting the man.  I feel he should be charged with murder because his actions led to her death.  I know this is harsh but is it wrong? 

Typically, men like this pray on the same type of person.  If there are other victims out there, my guess would be that they won't come forward.  What would be the point?  Frankly it amazes me that any woman reports a rape because once it is reported she is typically raped again by the system.  There are almost always accusations of whether she asked for it. 

Rape is not sex.  It is about power and control over someone who is physically weaker than the attacker.  How a female is dressed should not provoke an attack.  No means NO.  Drunk, drugged, or impaired means NO. 

We are supposed to be an advanced and enlightened culture.  Unfortunately, we still live in a society where half the population has to be afraid of the other half.  Women still fight for control of their own bodies and access to birth control.  Why? 

2 comments:

  1. How very Mary Kay Letourneau (which was statutory rape by a teacher to a 13 year old boy...so I guess that is a bit different), none the less PEOPLE in POWER abusing POWER. Yet another case of the justice system being horribly flawed.
    Adrianne Hockett was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old special-needs student in a Houston apartment she rented for the get-togethers. The boy has testified the pair would “have sex, drink beer and smoke weed.” Another pillar of the community.
    Worcester County Prosecutors say they have strong forensic evidence including pictures and texts in their case charging a female sex ed teacher in Fitchburg with raping a 14-year-old male student on multiple occasions.
    May the higher powers that be help you if you are a MAN that gets raped, they just get laughed out of the police station.
    All rape is wrong.
    No ALWAYS means No.
    The poor girl having that old man, for her that was an old creepy man, not only violating her, but gross.
    PEOPLE in POWER abusing POWER.

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  2. There is another double standard - the women who do this are treated more harshly then the men who do this. Here in Whitewater there was an "affair" between a girl in my daughter's class and a teacher. He was encouraged to find a job elsewhere - another teaching job unfortunately. Her name was smeared and he got a slap on the wrist.

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