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User avatar #198 - baconhero (06/13/2013) [-]
A lot of the comments state that rapes don't get reported often, which is true for the reasons that were given (unwanted trial, humiliation for the victim, reliving a part of life the victim wants to forget). Another reason that one of my professor's told me rapes in colleges are so low is because the campus police urge the victims not to report the crime. If the number went up, the school would look a lot less attractive in the eyes of potential students, resulting in less students and less money.
#306 to #198 - anonymous (06/13/2013) [-]
going along with what you said many colleges take on the policy "silence is consent" basically saying like if a girl does not reply it means it "can't" be rape which makes it harder for people to report rape and therefore makes them look better and that my friends is what rape culture is about
#283 to #198 - icefall (06/13/2013) [-]
Really my University is kinda the other way. They encourage to report rapes, even the ambiguous cases. They made all of us freshies go to rape awareness workshops and there is tons of posters around disencouraging rape.

BTW, in that workshop I learned that rape cases are not always clear. In MOST cases, unreported rapes are usually due to ambiguousness (such as, both were drunk) and girls are unsure whether it was rape or not.
User avatar #447 to #283 - specialone (06/14/2013) [-]
It's rather sad that people have to be discouraged from raping others.

I mean really? Surely most sane people know that rape is vile and I don't know anyone that condones it. Are there other posters discouraging people from discrimination?
#488 to #447 - icefall (06/14/2013) [-]
I mean, something I learned in the workshop is that there is misinformation about rape.

Most people, think of "rape" as the violent act of attacking a woman, when in legal terms, rape is when someone commits sexual intercourse without the consent of the other person previous to the intercourse. Meaning, that if you don't hear a YES I WANT TO FUCK YOU, before sex, you can be convicted of rape. In many rape cases, both the woman and the man are not aware of this thus a perfectly nice person could commit rape without knowing it.

In some aspects, men have less rights when it comes to rape in current law (since most cases rape is done by men). Being drunk is not an excuse for men, but for women it can be used to support the lack of consent. Also, if in a case a women does not want to have sex but does not express it, the man can still be accused of rape as he did not get direct consent. Thus a perfectly nice guy could rape a woman for not having education about the matter. The only way a man can be saved from being convicted is that he has evidential proof that the intercourse was suggested by the woman, and in cases where he can be let go due to lack of evidence (really ambiguous cases such as both being pissed drunk and no witnesses).

Heck, even if the woman enjoys the sex, she can still accuse someone of rape.

tl;dr: I agree that violent rapers are really out of place, but in many rape cases the man is not aware he commited rape as in current law "rape" is sex without previous consent.
User avatar #346 to #283 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (06/14/2013) [-]
I have never raped anyone! Your allegations are false!
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