Rape Culture Says: “Don’t rape, but be a great athlete if you do because someone will get you off.”
Posted by mandyf on April 24, 2013
When it comes to rape, there can be no free passes. It doesn’t matter if the rapist is a hobo, an internationally known athlete or public figure of the highest stature.No always means no. Rape is always wrong. No one asks to be raped. No one has the right to minimize the crime and pressure victims into not reporting them.No one has the right to bully the victim.Yet those realities that should be well known and universally accepted are not adhered to. They are barely paid lip service far too often. We need to stop shaming victims and admonishing them for potentially ruining life opportunities for their attackers by reporting rapes and we need to start encouraging them to speak up and supporting them when they do.