Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The new way to end rape...

Define it out of existence.

If you're "motherly", you can't be raped.
From the article: "I understand her reaction. I did not fall into the stereotype of rape victims. I did not look like a whore. I appeared motherly."

and

If you actually are a sex-worker, you can't be raped.

From the article: "She consented and she didn't get paid . . . I thought it was a robbery."

I know you can't actually draw a pattern from two points, but, wow.

6 comments:

jeff said...

To be fair, the quote from the first article acknowledges to some degree, by using the word 'stereotype', that there is a false sense of who rape victims are.

Roy said...

That quote was from the victim, though- not the judge. My criticism isn't on the victims, but on the people who are reinforcing the stereotypes.

jeff said...

Sorry Roy for the confusion...you used the quote from the victim, so I misread you as critiquing her take on what a rape victim 'looks like'.

Djiril said...

Hey, I was wondering how you happened upon the second story?

Roy said...

Honestly, I don't remember, exactly. I remember reading about the case on a number of different blogs- it might have been over at The Curvature?

Anyway, I remembered reading about it, so I did a google search to find it again.

The Snobographer said...

Get the irony? The woman in the first quote thought she couldn't be raped because she didn't look like a "whore," and the person in the second quote thinks "whores" can't be raped.
Now how does one decide whether rape is for the slutty or for the virginal?