I AM JUST SO PISSED ABOUT THAT OHIO RAPE RIGHT NOW.
Okay, seriously, those boys knew what they were doing when they did it. It’s said in SEVERAL news articles that the ENTIRE team did bullshit and got away with it because they were football players and their coach could get them out of trouble.
Fuck you, for one, on not teaching them the consequences of their actions. You just taught them that if they have power, they’ll never have to own up to whatever it is they’ve done.
Now, here we have them treating this girl like she’s less than human; a piece of shit that doesn’t deserve even the smallest ounce of respect. They use her, abuse her, and put her through such horrible things. Even though she doesn’t remember most of it, SHE HEARD ABOUT WHAT THEY DID TO HER. There were PICTURES AND VIDEOS. She saw those, she saw herself getting raped. That’s going to stay with her forever. She might get passed it; might be able to lift her head, but she will never forget it.
And CNN? FUCK YOU MAJORLY. How dare you sympathize with people who thought that this was totally fine to do to another living human being. They thought nothing of it! They acted like raping this poor girl, who couldn’t even respond to anything they did or said to her, was completely fucking normal. No. These boys are MONSTERS. They’re predators and they deserve whatever they get coming to them.
CNN, how dare you say that being a registered sex offender is a 'label'. No, don’t make it sound like some high school bullshit, like emo, or prep, or whatever have you. The sex offender registry is there to keep our children and families safe from dangerous people. I’m sorry, but if I have kids, I’m totally going to check if there’s someone dangerous on my street. I don’t want them getting violated any more than I want them getting murdered. You’d want to know if someone potentially dangerous was living near you, right? Once you take away a person’s rights, you sort of lose your own; maybe it’s not ‘right’, or just, but fuck you if I’m going to trust anyone who had the gall to hurt someone else so terribly.
"But they cried and apologized!" No, they didn’t cry for that poor girl. They didn’t cry for the family they’ve harmed, nor the life they’ve destroyed. They cried because they got caught. For a good portion of their lives, they were told, “You can do anything and you won’t get in trouble if you don’t get caught.” Well, now the hammer’s come down, and they were found guilty. Those are tears of fear; they’re sorry they got caught and they’re scared of what that means. They’re not sorry for that poor girl.
"But she was drunk; she doesn’t even remember if she consented or not." FUCK YOU. NO
Do you know the law? Do you know that it is ILLEGAL to consent to ANYTHING while under the influence of any substance that can alter your state of mind? It’s the same reason that any contract is null and void if you sign while under the influence. She cannot say yes if she’s drunk.
AND WHY IS THAT AN INVITATION? Why is that if a woman is so drunk, or otherwise impaired, it’s totally okay to violate her? That if she’s wearing ‘inviting clothes’, ‘looks really pretty’, it’s suddenly her fault?
Why don’t you blame the person who does the act, not the victim?
See, people say, “They make themselves up to be so tempting!” Well, you know what else is done up so it looks really tempting? Doughnuts. Brownies. Cake. Cookies. But you know what? I can stop myself from eating them. Just because they look really, really good doesn’t mean that I have to eat them. So no, that’s not an excuse. You are a human being; you have reasoning, morals, and all that other fun stuff that tells you, “HEY THIS IS PROBABLY A BAD IDEA.” Perhaps you should learn to use the brain upstairs, rather than the one in your pants.
Not to say that women can’t rape men; should this case be the other way around, my argument would be the same.
Now, the sentencing those idiots got? One year for one, two for the other (because the other had pictures/video of a minor involved in a sex act/naked)? Yeah, no, that’s bullshit. That’s teaching them that, “Oh, you can do this really, really bad thing, but hardly serve any time for it.”
I’m done. I’m done with anyone who thinks that this is alright. I’m tired of all the slut shaming, of all the rapist praising; of all the ignorant people who think that women don’t have fucking rights over their own bodies and thinks that a woman is totally free game to fuck her brains out based on her state of mind or dress. Fuck you.