As a follow up to my blog yesterday titled, "It is Rape, so Call it Rape!" I found the following comments about rape that are beyond ignorant, they are stupid!
1. The 14-year-old victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her 54-year-old rapist.
— Todd Baugh, a Montana judge who sentenced a rapist to 30 days in jail
Baugh sentenced a teacher who allegedly raped his student to 30 days in prison because the student he raped was “older than her chronological age.”
2. Choose between a “promiscuous culture” and a “safe environment.”
— Satyapal Singh, Mumbai police commissioner, after the recent gang rape in Mumbai
“We have to strike a balance. On the one hand, you want to have a promiscuous culture, and on the other hand, you want a safe and secure environment for the people.”
“Should couples be allowed to kiss in public?… Should they be allowed to indulge in all obscene things?”
3. “She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky.”
— Serena Williams, world No. 1 women’s singles tennis player, on the Steubenville rape victim
From a Rolling Stone interview: “Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously, I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”
4. To avoid getting raped, “…young ladies should not drink too much.”
— Lai Tung-kwok, Hong Kong’s secretary for security
During a conference on increasing rapes in Hong Kong, Lai Tung-kwok said, “All of these (rape) cases happened between those who know each other. They are either friends, close friends or they just met a few hours ago. Some of these cases also involved the victims being raped after drinking quite a lot of alcohol. So I would appeal that young ladies should not drink too much.”
5. “The victim is as guilty as her rapists… She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop.”
— Indian spiritual leader and alleged rapist Asaram Bapu on the Delhi gang-rape and murder
“Only 5-6 people are not the culprits. The victim is as guilty as her rapists… She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop… This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don’t think so,” The Times of India reported Asaram Bapu saying.
“Had she recited the Saraswati mantra, she would not have boarded any bus after watching a movie with her boyfriend.”
I found these comments among many at http://tinyurl.com/pn6nnjy
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