Monday, May 28, 2007

The real victims of Rape

Apparently the real victims of Rape are the perpetrators who get away with it. 10 baseball players were disrupted in the middle of their gang Rape of a 17 year old girl who was unconscious and choking on vomit.

"The only consequences so far have been that eight baseball players were suspended, resulting in the cancellation of three games. At least one of the players brought in by the grand jury thinks justice has been served: "From the beginning, I kind of felt like it was a witch hunt and the De Anza players were victims, and not really this girl," pitcher Chris Knopf told the San Jose Mercury News."

There is no witch hunt! The 10 men were caught in the act! And identified by at least 4 women. But of course a man is going to sympathize with the perps - this sort of thing could happen to anyone. Just imagine if you gang Raped someone and were accused, wouldn't you want justice to be served??

How do I live in a world where a 17 year old is found unconscious with a man thrusting in her and 9 men watching and that is considered consensual SEX??? I'm agreeing more and more with Twisty's definition of consent.

Also see Twisty and Feministing's posts on the subject.