Today, Toronto, Ontario, Canada held a ‘SlutWalk’, attracting 1500 participants that was sparked by an officer that told a York University law class on Jan. 24 that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” There’s tons of quotes that were documented in the news, but one in part in particular that also outraged me was by Police Chief Bill Blair. “I don’t think the officer meant any offense,”.
The cop who said it is dead wrong, but the fact that the police chief sweeps it under the rug that he didn’t mean any offense and that the officer is “inexperienced” and added that he uttered “something stupid and he’s apologized” just condones this type of outdated, ridiculous, outrages, condescending attitude. He has put words to his assumptions about victims who have been raped. And his boss who sets the tone for the organization gives it a ‘boys will be boys’ juvenile acceptance.
This is not a passing attitude lately. Florida Republican State Representative Kathleen Passidomo said:
“There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.” (quoted from the frisky.com)
I don’t care what the hell someone is wearing no one wants to be raped. If it was their daughter, sister, aunt, mom, grandmother, or friend, would they still feel the same way? The fact that they utter those words proves their true feelings, assumptions, and misconceptions about why woman are raped.
These idiots are the ones who hold power after the horrific ordeal. They are the ones who make the laws that the idiots have to follow. This is a trickle effect that I thought was eradicated.
Currently in the trial of Christopher Hurd who brutally raped Loretta Lavalley pleaded guilty of murdering her, but not to first-degree murder (intent to kill). This poor woman’s rape was recorded for 18 minutes during her 911 call and her screams, pleading for her life, and even the police banging on the door are recorded. His defense is that he was under the influence of drugs. You spoke to police officer just minutes before you committed the heinous crime! You were sober and coherent enough to explain yourself. Someone please kill this guy.
Woman, as far as you think we have evolved in society, think again. A 14-yr old girl was charged with adultery, not rape, and was lashed to death in Bangladesh. It was only 92 years ago, in 1918, when women had the same voting rights as men in federal elections.
I am quite passionate of my disdain for the attitudes and actions that condone rape. I was ranting to a few fellows I know, and they tried to agree that the officer meant to warn the young university girls, and he was not a total a-hole. Their comparison was someone should not pin $100 dollar bills to their body and walk down a ghetto area at 3am and think they won’t be robbed. Really?! OMG!
Let’s focus our energy on telling men to keep their penis in their pants, and when someone says NO, it means NO. If the person is underage, yes still means no. They are too young to consent. It gave me the creeps when I was young and some “old” man would check me out. It’s not a compliment you dirty mofo. And if someone is so intoxicated, their yes, should mean no to you. Their silence from being passed out is no.
Teach your sons. School your brothers Do not sit silently when you hear your buddies joke. Rape is not joke.