Day 1082 - 18 November 2013
with a dash of positivity
It takes three words from a woman to ruin a mans life.
"He raped me."
Boom, life over, whether guilty or not. Those three words will haunt you until the day you die.
So don’t come up with that complete and UTTER fucking bullcrap of “guys can’t have their lives ruined by exe’s.”
You really are a truly venomous cunt.
The vast majority of rapes are never reported. When they are reported, they almost never result in any sort of real justice for the victim. Law enforcement is reluctant to investigate and when they do, they often can’t/won’t gather enough evidence to prosecute. In the minority of cases where women do go to the hospital and file a report, their rape kits languish for years without being tested. On the rare occasion where there is justice, it’s because the rapist in question has done something supremely stupid like film it and take pictures and share it with their friends. 97% of the time, a rapist gets away with it.
When victims do speak out about what they’ve experienced it, even in cases where there is overwhelming evidence that they were raped, often they end up being the ones who are harassed and tormented by other people in their community, while the perpetrators themselves are defended and held up as decent people who were falsely reported or lured into it by an evil woman or claim it’s “revenge.” The reason so many people are reluctant to report when they are raped is because far more often, it results in the victims having their lives ruined and not that of their rapist.
The false rape claim rate according to the FBI is around 8% and a 17-month study in the UK recently found false claims to be as low as .6%. It’s really hard to know how many claims are false…but the fact remains that the fear that their claims will be believed to be false or unjustified, or that even if they are justified people still won’t believe them or will revile them anyhow, or that their rapist will do further harm to them, keep the vast majority of victims silent.
It’s obviously horrible to lie about what someone has done to you, especially when it will get them in long-term legal trouble, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s exceedingly rare or make this specific thing we’re talking about—revenge porn—a problem that doesn’t disproportionately affect women.
But we’re off the topic. Do you think it’s okay for someone to post naked pictures of their exes on the internet along with their personal information purely for the intent to ruin their lives?
TW: Talk of rape culture
Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?
We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.
But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.