11/06/2013 by syrbal-labrys
I am heartily sick of this discussion. I cannot believe the talk continues to be over whether or not a woman is intoxicated matters if she is raped.
If a man is robbed while drunk, or (heaven forfend!) rolled by a prostitute while drunk, nobody says, “Say, buddy, lay off the sauce!” No, they say things like “Fucking thugs!” and “Dirty whores!”…in other words they ABSOLUTELY blame the perpetrators.
So, why the hell is it a woman’s fault if she is drunk when she is raped? Oh, come on, stop gilding the shit lily….we all know it is because “good girls” don’t (1) drink and (2) get raped.
So yeah, just shut the fuck up. Until they start turning away men at cop shops saying shit like “Well, you should never drink with money on you, Pal,” you can just stop telling me women’s drinking is a cause of rape. Rape is caused by ASSHOLE MEN who think a woman’s body is a piece of property to be used at his will; if she is drunk, he just thinks it makes his act easier. It does NOT free him from being told how “bad” he is.
Telling a woman not to drink to protect herself is right there with “Never go out at night” and “Never dress sexy”….it presumes there IS some protective behavior, when in fact NOTHING absolutely protects a woman from rape.