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Guys: If you're going to drink...

Guys, if you're going to drink, please make sure you don't drink so much that you forget what consent is and rape someone.

Thank you.

Author: ST, Female, Fort Worth
Date: 18/11/2011

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I don't think this case ought to be thrown out because it would set a horrible example for other potential pedophiles who are watching and waiting. The victim asked for the case to be thrown out, but I believe she only does so because she is tired of reliving the experience. I understand her feelings, but I don't believe that they should be allowed to obstruct justice. Since he already pled guilty, she shouldn't need to be involved anyway, right? I think he needs to be punished, and that he should not be let off the hook simply because so much time has passed. I believe that his Oscar should be confiscated, auctioned off, and that all proceeds should be donated to organizations and programs for victims of sexual assault. He should also be required to surrender some of the fortune he has accumulated for himself, since he was a fugitive the entire time. It's not just the rape he has to answer to, but also the 32yrs. he has spent living comfortably in France, laughing, I imagine, at the U.S. prosecutors all the while. Each one of those years ought to have a dollar amount attached, that way, his traveling expenses would be covered, and a substancial amount could be given to programs set up for rape victims. He needs to pay for the rape, and for all the time he spent hiding from justice like a coward.

Author: Charabi, Female, EnSb8VGZpNd
Date: 11/11/2013

I honestly don't understand what you're trying to say here. Are you trying to say that men get drunk and rape people, or are you using the term 'guys' in broader sense, including everyone? If it's the first one, how can it be rape if the man's drunk, if, and this is going by the reasoning that I've been seeing a lot lately, you can't give consent if you're drunk. I suppose knocking someone out and then having sex with them would still be rape, but the way you put it, you make it sound like it happens a substantial number of times. It's like saying "Gals, if you're going to marry someone, remember not to do it simply to screw them out of their money." It's rather insulting, and if you didn't mean it in a condescending way, it was poorly written.

Author: Nameless, Male, Earth
Date: 11/11/2013

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“Rape seems to be the only crime where it's seen as ok to put the victim on trial.”

Natasha, Female from Glasgow

“Short skirts don't cause rape. Rapists cause rape”

Joss, Female from Connecticut

“About time something like this was shown on TV. Hopefully it will make everyone realise there cannot be any excuse for rape - EVER.”

Helzo, Female from Renfrewshire