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View Diary: Unfit judge rules rape victim who killed herself 'was as much in control of the situation' as rapist (171 comments)

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  •  Women have been raised to believe that rape comes (3+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Mayfly, Cassandra Waites

    in different flavors too... it has less to do with the sex of the judge and more to do with his sick idea that some rape is more easily explained away.

    •  It's the rape culture (3+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites, angelajean, Nebridg

      We are all socialized into believing what constitutes rape, and often it's twisted towards the misogynist, paternalistic view of women as slutty temptresses and men being sex animals with no self-control and therefore not responsible for their own actions.

      The only way to end this is to develop healthier attitudes on sex and sexuality, and not the Puritanical ones that conservatives like to ram down our throats.

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