Friday, September 16, 2016

"What Rape Culture?"


Delaney Robinson "did everything a rape victim is supposed to do" and UNC refuses to act

No, I am not surprised that the University did nothing. But in this case, we got a lovely recording of how police treat rapists vs. how they treat rape victims.

After the assault, Robinson said in her statement, she went to the hospital, told her nurse everything she could remember and submitted to a rape kit. She then reported the incident to the UNC Department of Public Safety, where, she said, she encountered a string of "humiliating and accusatory" questions:  
"What was I wearing? What was I drinking? How much did I drink? How much did I eat that day? Did I lead him on? Had I hooked up with him before? Do I often have one night stands? Did I even say no? What is my sexual history? How many men have I slept with?"

We know this happens. We know why it's fucked up and wrong. But did you know what's going on in the other room, where the rapist is being questioned?

Artis, meanwhile, seemed to enjoy the DPS' confidence: When she listened to the recording of his testimony, she said, her "humiliation turned to anger" because investigators handled him with kid gloves.  
"They provided reassurances when he became upset," she said. "They even laughed with him when he told them how many girls' phone numbers he had managed to get on the same night he raped me. They told him, 'Don't sweat it, just keep on living your life and playing football.'"

Don't sweat it. Don't sweat it, rapist. You'll get off. You'll be allowed to walk free and enjoy the rest of your life free of consequences. Just look at confessed rapists, or those who are caught by multiple witnesses! They get no or very little jail time. You won't even be convicted. It probably won't even go to trial. UNC has to protect their reputation! And we as cops don't care about or actively hate rape victims. Enjoy your football!

This is rape culture. This is why victims don't report. This is why I'm tired. Again and again and again I'll say it, and nothing changes.

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