Lately, some people seem to be confused about what is considered rape and how a society should punish those found guilty. Let me emphatically clear up any notions that rape can be interpreted differently.
Rape is a criminal act committed against someone without their consent. That is the bottom-line. A person under the influence of alcohol, suffering from low mental capacity, unconsciousness, or any condition that prevents them from making a rational decision, can not legally give consent.
I also want to discuss the issue of types of rape. Some have suggested rape falls into categories. They believe rape can be legitimate or illegitimate.
I say heck no, all rapes are violent acts, therefore there is no need to call them other wise.
I am tired of those who want to wager a woman’s quality of life against the career/potential of another person. I realize women are not the only ones raped, but they make up a large percentage of the cases.
Yesterday, Ohio Jude Lipps sent a powerful message by finding two star football athletes guilty of rape.
I know you are familiar with this case because it was broadcasted all over the national news and the two suspects had the nerve to film their crime.
I will not give anymore credit to this horrendous crime. If you are interested in reading more about the case I suggest you follow-up here.
I am too infuriated to give anymore credit to a case so disgusting to be discussed further however, because I make behavior observations, I have to address the real issues here.
The real issues of this case.
- Social media has been scrutinized for the problems it can cause however, I would like to take the opportunity to applaud social media for making it easier to find two dummies guilty.
- In the midst of feeling sorry for two star athletes who damaged their dreams of college careers, let us not forget a woman’s life has been ruined for the rest of her life.
- A moment of indiscretion by some fools can change the lives of many.
- There is no need to feel sorry after the fact because you should have considered the repercussions before you committed your crime.
- Are the laws tough enough to dissuade these types of crimes?
I ask, do you agree with the Judge’s ruling? Are crimes against women taken as seriously as their male counterparts?
Is there a world-wide assault against the rights of women? Have women made good progress since winning the right to vote?
Let your voice be heard.