Friday, August 31, 2012

Rape Culture in our "Justice" System

TW rape

I'm speechless. A friend just passed this my way.

Is it any shock that this happens...

Two Catholic school athletes who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old... They said they lifted her shirt, pulled down her pants and penetrated her vagina with their fingers because, according to one of the teens, "we thought it would be funny, but it wasn't." 

When we have a system where a representative of the court says this...

Paul Richwalsky, chief prosecutor in the juvenile court division of the county attorney's office, told her "get over it and see a therapist. … The jail was for 'real' rapists, murderers and robbers," according to an affidavit released Thursday.

I'm so horrified.

1 comment:

  1. The FBI defines rape thusly:
    “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

    SO how the hell was this not "real" rape??
    Community service for RAPE?? This shit is unreal. Just horrific.


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