Hmm... I wonder how many of those rapists view pornography?
How should the media report rape cases? That it's always the victim's
fault because she showed shoulder skin?
I know it. I Live it. I Love it, you hit the nail on the head. "Our
government can only function with a moral and religious people. Otherwise
innocent people get hurt. Good is evil. Evil is good."Amen, and
unfortunately, that is not the direction the people of this country are headed.
As Rudyard Kipling wrote about the English Empire in his hymn, God of our
Fathers Known of Old: Far-called, our navies melt away;On
dune and headland sinks the fire.Lo, all our pomp of yesterdayIs one
with Nineveh and Tyre!Judge of the nations, spare us yet,Lest we
forget, lest we forget.
Rape is not about sex. I hard time convincing a friend that. It is an act of
violence and should bwe treated as such. To much blaming the victim in cases of
sexual assault. There is never an acceptable excuse for sexual assault.
Another point...Every spring break there are people drinking,
drugging, and messing around. I'm not saying that's the exclusive
cause of assault. I'm just picturing a courtroom in which the majority of
citizens have participated in such events. At very least, the majority of
America isn't necessarily stone-cold sober. My point is, if a courtroom
were full of drunks, judging a drunk... how could they tell where will-power
started and ended?While that may sound like an awfully judgmental
comment, it's not. I'm only remarking on one of the points in the
article, which is that the culture of behavior here is changing and what people
accept as voluntary is also. I don't think this is as simple as reporters
using better language. I believe if popular culture changes, clarity over
assault and voluntary will only grow more muddled and the people two different
courtrooms may be entirely incongruous, depending on cultural acceptance of the
judge, jury, etc.I'm starting to really think our government
can only function with a moral and religious people. Otherwise innocent people
get hurt. Good is evil. Evil is good.
I agree with KarlGatling. Rape is a felony and those accused are entitled to
due process, meaning a jury trial, in a court of competent jurisdiction with an
opportunity to confront their accuser(s), together with the right of appeal,
etc. What is happening, however, is that young men are being
accused and expelled from college without any due process. However,
this is why the recent report that there is a 70% backlog in testing the rape
kits obtained by the police is so alarming.The idea of men
"getting women drunk" when they are legal adults strikes me as contrary
to the feminist dogma that seems to dominate our colleges. Unless alcohol is
being forced upon women, they have the same problem charging rape as drunken
driver have claiming they weren't at fault when they crash their cars.
Most such cases deal with two drunken partners having sex and then the woman
claiming it was rape, when there is doubt as to whether force was used. My advice to women is not to go drinking with men, period. But
especially not at college parties when overconsumption is so frequent as to give
one notice ahead of time.
The problem with the media's coverage of sexual assault is that the media
assumes that the man involved is guilty, especially if that person is white.
The Rolling Stone travesty, the "Mattress Girl" debacle, and the Duke
lacrosse team incident are just some of the more visible examples of how the
media is so desperate to push their narrative that men are rapists that they are
willing to overlook facts and fabricate stories that conform to their agenda.
Furthermore, attempts to broaden the definition of "sexual assault"
beyond the traditional legal definitions are simply an attempt to try to make
the problem look larger than it really is. Actual sexual assaults on U.S.
college campuses have been declining. Only by fabricating stories and changing
the definitions of what constitutes sexual assault can the media claim that
it's a crisis.