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something cheerful i was talking to a friend about today...
this is ridiculous, i never realised it was that bad.
i know female friends who have been raped or assaulted, but really unless it's anonymous nobody will talk about it.
the attitude which means rapists go free ;)
Okay,I'm sure rape is a very big problem but I just would rely on this article as a valid source, given the papers track record on nearly every other social 'issue'.
but for me that isn't the point. probably, after seeing this and talking to friends (not many) i've seen that we have at least 3 friends each who have been through some kind of trauma in this area without reporting it.
you have to admit though, if a girl had a bit of a reputation for being "loose" and she said she'd been raped... you'd think she was lying. or maybe even if she was a bit dramatic or sometimes an attention seeker.
Like I said, I'm totally sure its a problem, but I'm suggesting that a mail article probably isnt going to provide a calm and rationalised approach to the problem.
but I deem this a hip-hop/emo/circle jerk thread
"by jesus! this rape lark is pretty easy! lets go!"?
but then I looked at the photo and decided it wasn't worth it.
the action is certainly humiliating, but the reporting of it just perpetuates the feeling of helplessness and degradation to an exponential amount, when the person in question really just wants to move on
Of course, it depends on the seriousness of the action - waking up with a naked guy groping you is certainly something you'd hope would be reported, but the process of litigation is offputting for a lot of people (especially with the sort of articles and statistics you tend to see on rape). On the other hand, getting felt up in a club is clearly bad, but is it different to having some townie square up to a guy and maybe give him a dull thump? You'd feel humiliated and violated, but it's something that you might just feel lucky to escape from relatively unscathed. It's a primarily selfish "live to fight another day" attitude which is pretty indicative of the world we live in - let it be someone else's problem
so yeah, this thread is a total bummer. WOOP