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Drunk Girls Deserve to Get Raped

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Don't believe me when I say that people actually think drunk girls deserve to get raped? Let's take the case of the 15-year-old California girl who was brutally gang-raped at her homecoming dance for hours in front of dozens of onlookers. Apparently, the victim had been drinking. For some people, that turns her horrific rape into a valuable morality tale that will put the fear into our nation's drunk girls. Helpful Comments points us to some not-atypical online reactions to the story:

Good news, criminals: As long as everyone in your general vicinity is sippin' on a beer, you may rape, murder, and pillage at your leisure!

Group drinking. That says it all. Booze will bring out the best in people. (yea go have another one) Perhaps the boys are not all to blame. The young lady had one too many.

Blame it on the alcohal:

I’m a 15 year old girl in New York, and I’m sorry to say this, but isn’t it possible that witnesses saw her get drunk with alcohal and belived she willingly participated as an effect? I’m sorry, but she shouldn’t have drunk alcohal to begin with. I’m not saying she deserved it, but she should’ve been much, much wiser. Getting a ride from dad was intelligent, but she should’ve kept to herself and concentrated on meeting her destination instead of hitting the beer at such a late hour, away from the gym. Agian, I’m this girl’s age, and I asure you that while I do sympathsize with the victim, she also has made very unwise mistakes on her part.

It's official: "I'm not sayin' it's her fault . . . " is the new "I'm not racist, but . . . "

wait wait wait…..she was drinking prior to this? hmmm. im not sayin its her fault or she deserved this or anything but shes 15 and drinking outside on a bench by herself in a dress….as much as people want this to be a perfect world, its not. what she was doin in the first place was asking for trouble. if your not gunna be smart about the choices you make, im not gunna feel bad for what happens. it sucks she was raped and she will never forget this and it will hurt her for the rest of her life, but come on lets be smarter than that.

One commenter took the presence of alcohol as an opportunity to float this theory: Even though the girl was gang-raped, beaten, robbed, and hospitalized, maybe it was SHE who raped THEM:

These poor misdirect young men will all be exonerated by the court when they get a good lawyer. Young men that are only guilty of allowing a girl that was drinking to take advantage of them. The reason no one went to call the police was that she was a willing participant. No more then that, she was the one who instigated the sexual activity. Why else would so many fine young men in that community be involved in such a heinous deed.

How about #7, NOBODY DESERVES TO GET RAPED YOU STUDPID IDIOT:

#1 Its Richmond High.#2 Its dark.#3 Your a 15 year old girl.#4 You accept the invite to go off in a dark area of campus and consume a larg amount of booze with a low life crowd.#5 Geeeeee, I got raped!#6 Duuhhhhh!These guys are low life scum bags, your 15 and you want to get drunk with them!YOU STUDPID IDIOT

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  • NJ

    All these men speaking about her deserving it or that she should be prosecuted, etc... as previously stated, if the shoe were on the other foot and this was your 15 year old daughter, sister, cousin, niece, etc. you wouldn't be so quick to be so heartless. It actually makes me sick to see how people react to these types of situations, but I'm not surprised. People have no morals these days and then lucky for them, there are people out there who support their actions and slap the old "boys will be boys" and shrug it off. Sick, but that's the world we live in. No means no, and raping a drunk girl = NO. Everyone is so quick to say she made a bad choice but the boys weren't wrong for that they did to her, this was all HER fault? Pathetic really.

  • shelly

    Am I the only one who suspects that she was FORCED to consume alcohol?

  • http://n/a Michael

    Most people have too much faith in human nature to do the right thing and be civilized about it. A group of older males and a 15 year old girl drinking, May as well go to the zoo and throw some steaks to the lions.

    It has always been this way, and will continute to be.
    So if you live in your ivory tower and believe in the innate goodness of people, you had better wake up , before you are the victiml

  • Ben

    This is where law and order and moralizing all fall down in the face of reality. We have a vile misogynistic culture where teenage boys are taught that it is okay to treat people like this. Where adults allow some teenagers to terrorize other teenagers into keeping quiet because they wouldn't want that to happen to them. Remember what it was like to be bullied anyone? Anyone?

    I hate to advocate anything like this but I think the only thing that would fix people's attitudes about rape is to be forced to watch self-confessed rapists to get publicly tortured and murdered, in order to create an effective social sanction against the wrong sorts of behavior, and do it in a permanent way that makes men understand what happens to a filthy rapist scum. If I was that girl's father I would hunt one of the animals down and do absolutely horrible things to him. There is no real justice in this society so you must make your own justice.

    Rape is about power. Ultimately you need to rob the powerful of their power and keep yourself from thinking and acting like an abuse victim. Everyone one of us has a right, to survival, self-defense and REVENGE!

  • SImone

    I hate that those kids saw this going on and did nothing. I hate that women are blamed because of the clothes they are wearing ( for example if a woman was wearing a tight skirt and showing all her boobs its fine to rape her because she is asking for it )I hate that women are being taken advantage of because of what they were wearing, what they were doing, if they were alone,etc and i just read an article that said prisoners in islam are allowed to be raped.HEaring stuff like this makes me distrust men even more and more. WHat has this world come to?

  • Thir

    The above comment is totally false about Islam. If people rape in the name of Islam, Islam never accepts them as muslims. If the girl would have been a muslim, she might not have got into this trouble because ISLAM PROHIBITS ALCOHOL.. Islam gives total protection to women if they follow the guidelines is Quran. Pls do not spread unauthentic sayings from people without reading the scriptures.. This affects the personal feelings and the unity gets spoiled..

  • Fox

    Micheal, men are not lions. I am a feminist; I think men are capable of respecting others and obeying laws. You don't think much of men, do you?

  • Laura

    Seriously Michael. I'm with the above commenter on this one. If someone is in a store alone and they know they're absolutely not being observed, I'd expect them to have a hard time resisting the urge to steal something.

    If someone is left alone with an intoxicated 15 year old girl, I don't think it takes rose-colored glasses to expect that they wouldn't rape her.

    The fact that many people, especially many men, don't seem to understand what a horrible crime rape is, that seems like a big part of the problem. If you're never really forced to face the reality of rape happening to you, if you never try to empathize with the victims, it's much easier to say "Oh, well, she was asking for it." It's much easier to commit the act yourself, because you've minimized its horror in your mind.

  • Angela C

    if so many people were present and did nothing, maybe she gave her consent. in this world, 'consent' gives everyone the right to do anything. if alcohol and intersex parties and dating outside marriage were illegal, none of these things would happened.

  • Bex

    There's no excuse for putting your penis inside of someone uninvited. None.

  • Aviva

    Yes, being drunk makes it harder to fight off a rapist. But forgetting to wear your glasses would make it harder to fight off a murderer. If I was murdered on a day I wasn't wearing my glasses would people blame me for the murder? No. Because it isn't about anything but keeping women "pure" and, well, in their place. And if a straight guy got drunk and then was raped by other guys nobody would say "Well, he shouldn't have gotten drunk." because we don't treat rape of men as some unavoidable natural disaster like we do with women.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com rosie flores

    okay thats stupid! Just because she got drunj doesnt mean a thing, at all! She got drunk for a purpose, perhaps she was in the mood and appaently got drunk; And who doesnt take advantage of a beautiful young lady, when she is drunk? Everyone is capable of that! So why say that she's an idiot and that she shouldnt have been drinking! Its never the victims fault, for why things happen to them! Never!

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