A Wisconsintate representative is under fire for sticking by his assertion that "some girls, they rape so easy". (Snip) The Chetek Alert paper quoted him in December as saying that his father had warned him "some girls rape easy" - meaning that some girls could decide later that sex wasn't consensual. He doubled down on the comments in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, saying that he took his father's warnings about the dangers of premarital sex seriously."He also told me one thing, 'If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape
Comments: Here is where you should be careful about quotes that can be taken out of context. But what he said is not the way that much of the press is trying to present it, including this story and it's headline.
I'm sure he was pointing out the difference between true rape and claiming rape. No one will condone violent rape, which most times it is. But why tolerate false charges of rape? Perhaps he should have phrased it "the CLAIM of rape is easy" and it is.
How many men or boys have been trapped and convicted wrongly merely because the girl claimed rape?
I attended a Court trial where a girl claimed rape. Of course all the self righteous raised their usual hatred without facts. During the trial the defense attorney asked, all of the men or boys who have had sex with this girl in the past 60 days stand up. Ten boys stood up. The case was quickly dismissed. She was truly the school whore. She only claimed rape because he wouldn't buy her things so she decided to get even with him. How sad the self righteous would support such a thing.
I remember in the 60's when it was a time girls/ladies would claim they were pregnant just to hook a guy into marriage so they wouldn't have to work. Yes that is sleazy but it was happening. Two of my friends got caught that way. That is when I chose to have a vasectomy. Problem solved.
He could have said,"My father advised sexual restraint," and no one would have argued about it, or even noticed it. But no. With full knowledge of the Akin comment, he HAD to say that "some girls rape easy." Does he have a death wish?
I think he was awkwardly talking about false allegations of date rape. Colleges have this problem, where the boy and girl hook up, have sex, next day she doesn't feel right about it, and claims date rape. Michael Tyson, the boxer, was guilty of nothing, in my opinion, than a lack of politeness to the beauty contestant who, after they had coitus, was not walked to the lobby of the hotel. William Kennedy Smith was also the victim of what was sort of a date rape allegation. The young woman lied. But unlike Tyson, Smith did not have to go to prison. Each was equally innocent.
#15 Hard to see how one might view Will K. Smith a victim. He was acquitted, but then, so was O. J. Three other woman offered to testify that he had assaulted them, but were not allowed to testify.
He also dodged one civil suit, and settled another. That makes 6 separate allegations of sexual assault. I am a similar age to WKS and have never been accused of assault, sexual or otherwise. If he is innocent, that's one extraordinary streak of bad luck with woman.
It isn't/wasn't bad luck. He is a rapist with very deep pockets, and it doesn't hurt to have Roy Black defending you.
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