Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

As you can see, the entire female population of A Game of Thrones breaks up into one of three catagories, or some combination thereof. 

Let’s compare a situation from A Game of Thrones to real life so that we can further elucidate the difference between our world and Martin’s. If you were a male in the world as we know it, and a buddy came up to you and said, “hey man, I totally had sex last night,” your response might be, “how was it?” or perhaps “who was the chick?” or something like that. In Martin’s world, the typical responses would be: 

  • “How many times did you rape her?” 
  • “How much did she cost?” 
  • “How many other guys raped her before you got your chance?” 
  • “Did you slit her throat after you raped her or did you just beat her and leave her for dead?”

Rape isn’t just an unfortunate reality of the world, it’s fucking institutionalized, much like having a beer while you watch a sporting event, or registering for the draft when you turn 18. Win a fight, rape a woman. Get a pay raise, rape a woman. Come of age, rape a woman. If you’re a male in aSoIaF and you don’t rape women, you’re something of a social outcast, and you’ll get stares and hard looks and death threats akin to those a child molester would get in our world. 

Make no mistake, if you’re a female in aSoIaF and you’re lucky, you’ll get married off to some lord because you’re the daughter of one, and you’ll only have to put up with having sex with some guy you don’t necessarily know or like. If you’re a commoner, you might as well become a whore, because at least you get paid when any given male who happens upon you fucks your dignity and shame into a couple of distant memories. If you don’t go that route, you’re simply doomed to be raped day in and day out with no compensation at all. 

(via Why So Hostile)


The refrain that child rape is a reality in the Church is twice wrong: let’s get it straight—they weren’t children and they weren’t raped. We know from the John Jay study that most of the victims have been adolescents, and that the most common abuse has been inappropriate touching (inexcusable though this is, it is not rape). The Boston Globe correctly said of the John Jay report that “more than three-quarters of the victims were post pubescent, meaning the abuse did not meet the clinical definition of pedophilia.” In other words, the issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia.”

-Bill Donohue, president of Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

The issue is SEXUAL ABUSE not homosexuality.

Homosexuality is NOT synonymous with rape, sexual abuse, or child molestation. Despite what Mr. Donhue here seems to think, most gay men don’t go around raping/abusing children (or anyone for that matter).

Homosexuality is not a crime, but what they are being accused of is. 

If its teachings were pro-abortion, pro–gay marriage and pro–women clergy, the dogs would have been called off years ago.

– Bill Donohue

Actually we’d still think rape, sexual abuse, pedophilia were criminal acts that need to be punished.

29 year old fashion exec accused Officer Kenneth Moreno (44)  and Officer Franklin Mata (28) of raping her after an office party.

I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it was the cops.

–  the victim

The defense has been trying to discredit the woman’s memory because of her heavily intoxicated state the night of the rape.

She admitted she might not remember everything, but did not back down,

I think the memory I’ve held onto is the penetration. I woke up to being penetrated from behind. I woke up because the action of his penetration was so hard that my head was moving toward the window [at the head of her bed] like it was going to go through it.

(Reports the Daily News)

The defense also tried to discredit her story by bringing up the email she sent her roommate in which she downplayed the violence of the rape. She responded by saying

When something like this happens to you, the shock is so surreal that you just try to figure out what you need to do afterward. You tell people you’re OK, even though you’re not, just to get through it – and you want to get through it

– the victim

 NY Daily NewsHer wrenching testimony came as prosecutors released the transcript of a recording she secretly made for prosecutors when she confronted Moreno outside a police precinct. In it, Moreno admitted “it was only me” after she asked him repeatedly if they both raped her. She also got the cop to say, “Yes, yes I did,” when she asked if he wore a condom.

Moreno and Mata will face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

I thought this was a great show that was trying to break the myths about rape and taking a stance against rape culture.

 But then the last two episodes I watched  had the victims lying about rape: one for money, the other in fear of her mother. 

After that I started questioning more of the show. Most of the rape victims were dead. Of the ones that have been alive, three were murderers, one a crazy mormon who forgave her rapist, two were liars. There are also too many flippant remarks about rape in prison.

I have a bitter taste in my mouth and don’t want to watch this show anymore.

Vice President Joe Biden, told more than 500 university and college presidents that there must be a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault.

Rape is rape, is rape, is rape under any circumstances. Anyone who disregards ‘no’ is committing a criminal act.

Look, guys. No matter what a girl does, no matter how she’s dressed, no matter how much she’s had to drink, it’s never, never, never, never, never okay to touch her without her consent. That doesn’t make you a man, it makes you a coward.


Posted: April 13, 2011 in Philosophy
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In Woodinville 28 year old man sexually assaulted (possibly raped) a 13 year old girl. He was an acquaintance of the girl’s father and broke into their house at 3 am. His bail is set at $1 million

Read the full story.

1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.

2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!

4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.

5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!

6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.

8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.

9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!

10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident”you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.

Reblogged from Feminist Law Professors