Saturday, November 5, 2011

So, if you're going to rape somebody, make sure you do it on campus.

Two Michigan State University basketball player have been accused of rape, and guess what MSU did?

Nothing. They did nothing.

The two basketball players have been moved out of the dorm, and the prosecutor assigned to the case has declined to press charges (even though the victim wants to). Other than that, they have not been punished. They still get to play basketball, attend school, and probably rape other girls without any consequences.

I honestly can't believe that we live in a world where two people like this are allowed to go about their daily lives as if nothing has happened. I can tell you one thing, the girl that they raped isn't going about her life. She was sexually assaulted by two men, and nobody did anything about it.

The reason that nobody wants to prosecute is because there was alcohol involved. So I guess, if you've been drinking rape is okay? When was the last time something was excused because alcohol was involved? Can you imagine a police officer saying, "Well, he hit a six year old kid with his car, but he had been drinking, so we don't really feel like we will be able to prosecute." Or maybe, "Yeah, he mugged an old lady and shot her, but he was on meth, so he didn't know what he was doing." No. Absolutely not. So why is the rape of a woman being treated that way?

I'm so angry about this, and I feel like there's nothing that I can do.

I just hope that the victim of this crime can find help, and can be okay.

1 comment:

  1. Rape is usually not proven. Rape is usually not taken to court because of that. In instances of rape cases being taken to trial, the person raped is interrogated significantly longer than the person who's being accused of the rape. Nothing ever happens to the rapist. They continue to live their life and justify to themselves that it was consensual. The alcohol thing is bull shit. They think it means the woman couldn't have said no and meant it. But seriously, what the fuck? No means fucking no. If a woman starts out wanting to have sex with you, and decides she no longer wants to during the act, she still can say no, and you've still raped her by continuing. Victim blaming is a big problem, too. She actually really wanted it, ya know? It's bull shit and completely infuriating. It's only something like 2% of rape cases reported are made up.