When it comes to rape posts, I normally do not comment other than "I am so sorry for what you have been through", or something supportive. I have never been raped, but I cannot imagine how horrible that must feel... However, there is a new story making the rounds, about a girl who received oral sex on a sidewalk, and later claimed he raped her and now he is facing possible charges.
After I read the story on The Stir, I googled. In a few moments I had found the pictures of the assault... She was smiling at the camera. She does not look scared, she looks like she is enjoying herself. But she MIGHT not remember it. She MIGHT be too drunk to consent. Therefore, he has a chance of being labeled a sex offender. I do not think that is right, in this instance. She is not passed out. She is holding her head up, and smiling at the people passing by.
What if this were your son? What if he were facing lifetime consequences because the person who appears to be enjoying herself decided to save face and cry rape? Is it ok to eat a woman out on the road? No. In fact, it is illegal. But I do think it is the only law he broke. I do not see rape in that smiling face. \
What if it were your daughter? I would be ashamed of her decision making skills as well. But I would be more ashamed that she decided it was rape, because it was convenient for her. That makes it that much harder on every woman from here on out who is raped. Who is held down, or threatened. Who has NO control over her situation. Who is violated in the worst way possible... I do not think it is ok to claim rape when you get drunk and enjoy sex. He was drunk as well. They both made bad choices.
Before I get ripped to shreds, please google the pictures where you can see her face. Not the bars... and remember that you WILL be held liable for anything else you do drunk (driving, hurting someone, ect), why not recieving oral sex on a sidewalk?