1 in 5 women get raped?

bobsal u1553115
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 08:01 pm
Thats sooooo over the top. And the time your grandmother ran out of chocolate milk was juuuuuust like the Great Depression! and being sent to your room for wanking off was juuuuust like being sent to Buchenwald, and your HS gym teacher was juuuuuusssst like Hierich Himmler and your "girlfriend" was juuuuust like Typhoid Mary only with genital crabs.......

You're a drama queen and I am in no mood for your trivialization of Nazis.
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 10:50 pm
To people on both spectrums of things on A2K, such as Found Soul & Hawkeye. People whom I enjoy hearing from...

I've been trying to catch up on A2K and I realized something. This place is for the most part ridiculous. The attitude on A2K for the most part is "It's important to be PC, because that's how you gain popularity. Never mind if I outright know that the things I'm saying are bullshit."

And I just don't have time for this ****. I'm a very busy guy in real life. Not only that, but there are other, more fruitful places on the internet where people are willing to cut through the bullshit in order to add productive content and discussion.

Spending all my time arguing with feminists is unproductive. They're never going to give up their bullshit. I don't have time for this crap. There are PLENTY of people out there on the internet who aren't ideologues; who are actually smart, and who I'd rather interact with.

Now granted, there are some folks here on A2K that I genuinely like interacting with. But for the most part I've lost interest. My time is better spent elsewhere. Of course I'm sure I will continue to post occasionally, when for my own entertainment I want to argue down idiocity just because it's sometimes fun to do so, but A2K no longer interests me much. I mean, seriously, now you've got people like engineer & bobsballs claiming that people like myself and hawkeye are pranksters from 4chan. Drunk That's how stupid some of the people here are. Never mind that almost every idiot knows that most everyone has left 4chan for 8chan due to circumstances over the past few months... Rolling Eyes

So I did some skimming of dumb posts today and came up with this:

It's hardly only "feminists" who feel that females are entitled to equal status in their intimate sexual encounters

I don't even care about the rest of the post this was in. So I guess men are ******* "equal" in regards to intimate sexual encounters huh firefly? Well ****, why isn't birth control for men ubiquitous then? Why hasn't a male birth control pill been made available yet? Why do feminists decry things like porn and prostitution? Why do feminists object to things like artificial womb technology? Not to mention how laws favor women over men in regards to sexuality...

Could it be that feminists object to these kinds of things because they would potentially give men just as much control over both reproduction and the availability of recreational sexual activity as women currently have?

And it's because of retarded statements like this one from firefly that A2K has become uninteresting to me. Like I said, I'm sure I will check in occasionally, and perhaps occasionally tear apart some of these dumb arguments when I want to entertain myself, but for the most part A2K just isn't worth my time.

Please forgive me, people like hawekeye and Found Soul if I don't always read or respond to your posts.
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 11:19 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
You're a drama queen and I am in no mood for your trivialization of Nazis.

As just one example: All of these NGO political groups and governments who put so much effort onto shaping the conversation rather than arguing positions and/or trying to discover the truth are the direct ideological descendants of Goebbels.

It is scary how much like the old Utopists the modern ones are.
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 11:21 pm
I also did some skimming of dumb posts today and came up with this...
Well ****, why isn't birth control for men ubiquitous then?

You don't know you can buy condoms in any drug store? Laughing

So long, nononono, don't rush back to check in....

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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 03:21 am
That was one long post.

I've learnt that I hate goodbye threads from my other Forum, I guess in my opinion there is a thing called PM's which allows people to express their realities personally.

Having said that, I could be a Feminist, not sure.. So not sure how you feel about that, the difference being that I know that I've stood up for men countless times, as I look at situations differently as in equally on both sides of the fence.

Having said "that". I grew up as a tall blonde, awkward thing long neck, apparently... But by 16 things changed and I worked as a Model, I also sang.

Do you know nononono, I was unable to break into either field, why? Because I had to sleep on a couch to do so, I've stated this before, I refused to do that, sex was freely experimented don't get me wrong, but why should I give it up to some guy to get somewhere in life? In that direction so I chose business instead.. .Restaurants and the likes and became a Manager by 24.

Here is the thing. I see Feminists as women who believe in equality. So do I but I also see them as women who feel that they could not climb ladders because men dictated, made the rules.

In relation to this thread, I was almost raped a couple of times but I got out of it and I had nothing to drink on the first occasion pushed down a creak at 14, saved by the neighbour and I did on the second and merely went to the toilet to be lifted up the moment I exited, pushed out a fire door that was open punched, nearly blacking out, saw stars. pushed into a car but I held on so tight after seeing stars and fighting that a taxi driver saw and saved me, the guy was over 6ft, a pimp.. Imagine my life at 18 how it could have been simply by dancing, having a couple of drinks and going to a night club.. I loved life, I loved music. So you see, I have seen it first hand how a man targets a woman waits for her to drink, then tries to abduct her. I can truly only imagine what would have happened had he been able to peel my fingers from that car door. Wasn't going to happen my strength is greater than any 6ft guy even with a couple of drinks. I visualized being some whore on injected drugs unable to get out of it as I became a druggy by no choice of my own.

Throughout my Management of Restaurants I was subjected to proposals of sex, with money...attached. Men "can" be when they think that they are powerful full of it.. Money can buy every woman right?

There are nice guys in this world. Have you ever been in a power position, you are married right? If you were, do you think that you would use that to your advantage over women.

Men do. Not all, this is why I have and will stand up for men, it's not about men verses women, it's about evil verses non evil. I think a normal male sees a woman as an equal or at least as a woman and respects that.

Another time I was walking a Husky, some idiot opened his passenger side of his car, parked strangely, left it open I knew straight away, changed directions from the park. I was 30.

So this thread is important to me, nothing to do with this feminist thing that everyone throws in. It's about RAPE. Even the astute woman can as I did, find ways to try to be safe but women are NOT safe. No matter of age.

So in your parting I give you that. Do not please talk about feminists in the situation of Rape, it's a different topic, subject.. We have a right to be scared, a right to be worried and a right to see the continual power of men that feel that they can take.

I can recall a couple of naïve moments in my life apart from that, I can recall more of me being the assertive one.

Reality is at a young age, women are vulnerable they are looking for that "Dad" image, they are looking for the picket fence they believe so much bullshit of what "boys" state to them and then, they are laughed at, rejected, hurt and ultimately as Bill Cosby "perhaps did" he profiled from the look of it, asked questions looked for vulnerability and then as a lion leapt.

A lot of women get raped. Even if with someone they "used" to like and were about to leave. Some men can't handle rejection. And some men feel we are nothing.

This has changed.

And I am proud of that.

Take care.

Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 03:58 am
Reality is at a young age, women are vulnerable they are looking for that "Dad" image, they are looking for the picket fence they believe so much bullshit of what "boys" state to them and then, they are laughed at, rejected, hurt and ultimately as Bill Cosby "perhaps did" he profiled from the look of it, asked questions looked for vulnerability and then as a lion leapt.
Women tend to be more physically vulnerable and men tend to be more emotionally vulnerable. Men then use tactics that are mostly likely to work and so do women. This is natural, and no law or prison cell is going to stop it. Where I draw the line is when one sets out to break down the will and then the psyche of another. That is not part of the normal push-pull of relationship. It is also not a reasonable way to obtain sex.

As for NONO, he has not been here long so likely he tested the waters and is moving on. But I will wait and see, because I have heard that a lot and it only sometimes actually happens.
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 04:11 am
I'll agree that men are emotionally vulnerable you just proved that on another thread.

But as for they use tactics that are most likely to work and so do women. That has nothing to do with Rape.

As in. Men (some) use the tactics to lure rape, women don't. There are for sure women that want to use men for money no one is disputing that but again that has nothing to do with rape.

Where I draw the line is when one sets out to break down the will and then the psyche of another
I agree with that.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:33 am
Fox Contributor: Don’t Teach Kids About Rape Because Most Molestation Is Just Bad ‘Manners’
Susan Patton said on Fox News that sex education should not be taught in schools.
By David Edwards / Raw Story
January 6, 2015


Author Susan Patton, who is also known as the “Princeton Mom,” asserted on Tuesday that young children should not be taught about rape prevention because bad manners were often mistaken for molestation.

During a segment called “Trouble With Schools“, Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked if it was going “too far” to teach kindergartners about bodily autonomy considering that CDC statistics showed that 42.2 percent of rape victims were younger than 18.

Patton, however, immediately questioned the CDC statistics, asking, “Is that really rape?”

“I think the numbers that have been thrown around as to the frequency with which rape and sexual assault occurs have come into question, and have been debunked in a of number platforms,” she insisted. “I think it’s a huge exaggeration, a reckless exaggeration of what actual rape statistics are or what actual sexual assault statistics are.”

As far as teaching kindergartners about rape prevention, Patton argued that the idea was “absolutely absurd to even enter into a conversation” about the topic.

“I think what we’re talking about here is body awareness or bullying or verbal harassment or recognize what somebody else’s space is and don’t violate it and don’t touch it, and keep your hands to yourself,” she continued. “This isn’t sex ed, these are manners.”

“And just like I don’t think sex ed belongs in school — we shouldn’t be teaching sex ed in school, that’s something parents should be teaching their children — manners, which is really what we’re talking about here. Keep your hands to yourself, don’t be bullying anybody, you don’t touch somebody, you don’t want them to touch you, you tell them not to. Again, this is manners, this isn’t sex ed… And even that should be taught at home.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 6, 2014.

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bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:45 am
I won't miss your bending fact to support your delusions, ie:
Well ****, why isn't birth control for men ubiquitous then? Why hasn't a male birth control pill been made available yet?

If men'd get pregnant, the man pill would become as"ubiquitous" as the pill, in fact it would become THE pill.

Men depend on women for birth control responsibility.

The Male Contraceptive Pill

Everything You Need To Know About The Male Birth Control Pill
Donald Zimmer

Would you be willing to pop a pill that brings your sperm count down to zero? Or do you feel that, beyond condoms, birth control is mainly a woman's responsibility? A 1997 survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, an American health research and education organization, found that more than 66% of respondents (male and female) believed that men should play a bigger role in the choice and use of contraception.

Despite these results, specialists say birth control has remained primarily a female responsibility, which is hardly surprising given the limited options available to men. However, things may soon change: After 40 years of research, the male contraceptive pill is almost ready.

The real question is: Will men use the pill? Would you be willing to use it? Read on to find the answers to all your questions.

What research has been conducted?
Researchers at Edinburgh University's Centre for Reproductive Biology have finally found a way to suppress daily sperm production while maintaining normal testosterone levels. This was not an easy task given that men emit millions of sperm in each ejaculation, while women only produce one egg per month.

From the results of these studies, Organon, a pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands, has developed a pill that is set to go on the market by 2005. The pill has proven to be 100% effective in preliminary clinical trials.

A larger study, involving 120 men between the ages of 18 and 45 from Europe and the United States, is currently underway. The participants have tiny rods implanted under the skin of their arm that deliver a form of progestogen (commonly found in the female birth control pill) to block sperm production.

In order to maintain their sex drive and their "male characteristics," the men receive testosterone replacement therapy injections every four to six weeks over the course of the yearlong study. The results should be available by the end of 2002.

The results of a smaller study conducted in the year 2000 using similar methods showed a completely reversible blockage of sperm production in all 66 participants.

How does it work?
The pill contains desogestrel, a synthetic hormone that is the main component in the female pill, as well as the male hormone testosterone. This combination blocks the production of sperm while maintaining male characteristics and sex drive. As with the female contraceptive pill, it must be taken daily.

In terms of effectiveness, the male pill seems to be the best. In clinical trials, all of the participants' sperm counts dropped to zero, which means that the male pill would be more effective than the condom and even the female pill.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the condom has a failure rate of about 14% under typical conditions, while the failure rate of the female pill is less than 1%. Although the male pill has been proven 100% effective so far, the results of the current clinical trial are necessary before any definite conclusions can be drawn.

Can you take it, the side effects involved and will your partner trust that you'll take it every day?

The male pill would also allow for increased pleasure (in comparison to condoms), as well as being a great alternative for couples when the woman cannot take the pill due to serious and unpleasant side effects.

On the other hand, the male pill has certain disadvantages. As with the female version, the man must remember to take his pill every day for it to be effective.

In addition, it does not protect against AIDS and other STDs. Many health professionals worry that its introduction could increase the spread of these diseases by reducing the role of the condom.

Who can take it?
"Any breathing male can be a candidate for this pill. We're not aware of any reasons why a particular male shouldn't be taking it," said Dr. Richard Anderson of Edinburgh University's Centre for Reproductive Biology. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the pill is still being tested.

Due to the lack of protection against STDs, experts hope that it will be used mainly by men in long-term, monogamous relationships rather than for casual sex.

Are there any side effects?
In clinical trials, no major side effects were noted aside from weight gain in a small percentage of men, similar to what most women experience when on the pill. But this pales in comparison to the more serious complications women expose themselves to when taking the pill, such as blood clotting, nausea, headaches, and dizziness. However, we must wait for the results of the current study in order to be certain that there are no other side effects.

Will men use the pill and will women trust them?
An international survey conducted with 4,000 men and women revealed that 66% of the men said they would use alternative male contraceptive methods if they were available — 75% of the women said they would trust their partner.

In the U.S., a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 71% of American men said they would consider at least one male birth control option. Of these men, 66% would be willing to try the pill.

How much will it cost?
Although the price will not be determined until the pill is ready to be marketed, it should be similar to that of its female counterpart, which costs between $15 to $20 US per month. Depending on the frequency of sexual activity, the male pill could turn out to be only slightly more expensive or equal to the price of a dozen condoms.

Will it affect men's ability to have children in the future?
It is completely reversible. In the preliminary trials, the sperm concentrations of all 66 men returned to pre-study levels within 16 weeks.

Are there any alternatives to the pill?
In addition to the pill, a contraceptive implant will also be made available. As in the clinical trials, tiny rods would be placed under the skin of a man's arm, delivering etonogestrel, a form of progestogen that also blocks sperm production. However, since the rods do not contain testosterone, injections of this hormone would be necessary every four to six weeks. The rods would only need to be replaced every three years, although they could be removed at any time.

Basically, the pill and the implant work the same way. The difference simply lies in the method of administration of the male hormone.
only time will tell...
The new male contraceptives seem quite promising; easy to use, affordable and highly effective. But one important question remains: Will guys really use them? Although surveys show that a majority of men are open to the idea, only time will tell if they will take the leap from theory to practice. But for now, it sounds as though in a few short years, men might be hearing their women ask, "Honey, did you take the pill?"
bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 08:44 am
Phyllis Schlafly: Campus sex assault is on the rise because too many women go to college

The college-educated Schlafly thinks colleges should reduce the number of women they admit
Luke Brinker Follow


Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly is worried that college campuses are populated by too many women, a phenomenon she insinuated has contributed to increased sexual assault on campus.

In a Monday column for the far-right website World Net Daily, the longtime anti-feminist crusader lamented the declining portion of university enrollments accounted for by men. Schlafly — BA and JD, Washington University in St. Louis; MA, Radcliffe College — argued that it may even be time to implement quotas to ensure that men constitute at least half of a college’s enrollment.

“Long ago when I went to college, campuses were about 70 percent male, and until 1970 it was still nearly 60 percent,” Schlafly wrote. “Today, however, the male percentage has fallen to the low 40s on most campuses.”

Never one to shirk victim-blaming, Schlafly proceeded to link the problem of campus sexual assault to the increased enrollment of women in postsecondary institutions.

“Boys are more likely than girls to look at the cost-benefit tradeoff of going to college,” Schlafly asserted. “The imbalance of far more women than men at colleges has been a factor in the various sex scandals that have made news in the last couple of years.”

With so many women around, what do you expect a college man to do — seek consent!?

“So, what’s the solution?” Schlafly asked. “One solution might be to impose the duty on admissions officers to arbitrarily admit only half women and half men.”

“Another solution might be to stop granting college loans,” she suggested, “thereby forcing students to take jobs to pay for their tuition and eliminate time for parties, perhaps even wiping out time for fraternities and sororities. I went through college while working a full-time manual-labor job, and I don’t regret a minute of it; it was a great learning experience.”

While minimum wage jobs once sufficed to pay one’s way through college, skyrocketing tuition has created a harsher reality for college students. Absent financial aid and family assistance, the typical college student would now need to work 48 hours a week at a minimum wage job in order to pay for her courses — and that’s before accounting for the ever-increasing cost of room and board.

(h/t Right Wing Watch)

Luke Brinker is Salon's deputy politics editor. Follow him on Twitter at @LukeBrinker.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 08:47 am
The crotch shot revenge
A man sends a woman an unsolicited photo of his penis and she responds by contacting his mother
Tracy Clark-Flory Follow


Topics: Sex, technology, Gender, Technology News, Life News
The crotch shot revenge

When an Internet charmer by the name of Trevor sent a young woman an unsolicited dick pic, she responded with the situational equivalent of, “Would you speak to your mother with that mouth?” That is to say: She sent their correspondence to his mom. Then she posted screen captures of their conversation on her blog, aheartbeatchanged, which is currently down for unexplained reasons, with the warning, “Attention assholes: don’t sexually harass a girl when she can easily find you on Facebook and send your mom proof of your perpetuation of rape culture.” Then it — both the post and Trevor’s “it” — went viral.

It seems to be the year of female Internet vigilantes taking on male misbehavior. Just last week, as Salon’s Anna North reported, a woman outed on Facebook a stranger she allegedly overheard boasting about his marital infidelities. Naturally, the post went viral. A couple of months ago, Adria Richards tweeted a photo of men at a tech conference who she claimed were making sexually inappropriate jokes. It too blew up online, and one of the men was fired.

Before you jump to any conclusions about the appropriateness of this young woman’s bold move, you have to actually read her alleged exchange with Trevor, whom she met on the app Let’s Date. When he allegedly sent the photo their conversation was strictly G-rated. They were literally talking about the weather. “Is it pouring in [sic] Lo g island yet?” he wrote. When she didn’t respond, he followed up with a nude mirror selfie (to his ever-so-slight credit it was at least classier than the popular disembodied penis shot).

She made her displeasure clear and he responded with, “You don’t like?” and “Too big for ya?” Her response was straightforward: ”I didn’t need to see that. I don’t need to be disrespected by someone I don’t know.” In true creep form, Trevor told her to “relax,” it’s “just” his “cock.” When she told him to “**** off” and never message her again, he revealed the full extent of his classiness: “Your a prude,” he wrote. A grammar lesson ensued and then she threatened to contact his mom, whom she found via Facebook, to show her “how you treat women.” She added, “She should know how you perpetuate rape culture. I am sick of being treated like this.”

According to the Daily Dot, the woman in question did indeed contact Trevor’s mom — no word as to whether she sent along the actual photo or just screen cap evidence of his textual repartee — but as of yesterday she hadn’t received a response. She has, however, received responses of a different sort. Yes, there are lots of women pumping their fists in the air and cheering her on, but her blog has also reportedly been inundated with messages like the following, “If you had/get some good dick (which you obviously haven’t/don’t) you wouldn’t be such a grammar nazi and prude.” He really showed her! Once again, Internet jerks respond to a woman calling out jerks by being even bigger jerks.

I would take this opportunity to clarify dick pic etiquette (i.e., don’t send it unless solicited, the end), but that would be an awfully naive interpretation of Trevor’s alleged antics. I doubt that this is a case of ignorance. Most unsolicited crotch shots are an act of exhibitionism and aggression — something akin to flashing, for cowards. Does it warrant a complaint to the sender’s mom? Well, that’s up to the recipient — and, as this currently unnamed woman said on her blog, that’s a warning. Technology has empowered creeps in countless ways, but it’s also given their victims new power.
Tracy Clark-Flory

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow @tracyclarkflory on Twitter and Facebook.
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:03 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Were there no articles on this that were written this century? This article is over 10 years old, the tech has to have progressed by now.
bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 11:23 pm
So rape has ended in the last 15 years? Whoopeee.

First of all, the statistics and research lag behind the current calandar, but just for you the LATEST CDC report, note its dated 2010.


Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2015 04:06 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Do you pay attention to what you respond to?

What does your rape comment have to do with the male Pill? That was the post I was responding to. Pay attention old man.
bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2015 06:18 am
follow the thread, mope.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2015 06:18 am
How a sexual predator operated under the radar at Ft. Leonard Wood

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. • A government investigation into how an Army drill sergeant was able to prey on several female trainees finds numerous lapses in reporting and protocol up and down the chain of command.

In September, military police Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez, 30, was found guilty on a long list of egregious claims against him, such as forcing sexual favors from young trainees.

Even before his court martial, Sanchez admitted to having sex with three subordinates. He was then found guilty of incidents involving five more women, in what one prosecutor called an effort to fulfill “his own pornographic fantasy.”

Sanchez operated under the radar on post here in south-central Missouri during an era when sex harassment prevention has been hammered home with the repetition of a training drill. There are frequent briefings. A banner on a chow hall wall says: “Speak up! Silence is deafening.”

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bobsal u1553115
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2015 03:00 pm
Second man in Rehtaeh Parsons case sentenced to probation, counselling
The 19-year-old man pleaded guilty to distributing a sexually graphic image of Parsons.


Rehtaeh Parsons is shown in a Facebook tribute page "Angel Rehtaeh."


Rehtaeh Parsons is shown in a Facebook tribute page "Angel Rehtaeh."
By: The Canadian Press, Published on Thu Jan 15 2015

HALIFAX—A second young man who pleaded guilty in the Rehtaeh Parsons child pornography case in Halifax was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation.

The 20-year-old man has been ordered to attend counselling, not contact Parsons's family, not drink or possess alcohol and submit a DNA sample, among other conditions.

The man pleaded guilty in November to distributing a sexually graphic image of Parsons, who was 15 years old at the time of the offence.

He cannot be identified because he was a minor when he committed the crime in the fall of 2011.

Another 20-year-old man charged in the case was given a conditional discharge in November after he pleaded guilty to making child pornography by taking a photo of the accused having sex with the girl.

His identity is also protected because he was a minor at the time.

The 17-year-old Parsons died after she was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt in April 2013. Her family says she was bullied for months as a result of the photo.

Her identity was protected by a publication ban but last month, Nova Scotia's attorney general issued a directive saying breaches of the ban will not be prosecuted unless her name is used in a derogatory way.

A review has been launched to examine how police and prosecutors in Nova Scotia originally handled the girl's allegations.

Initially, police said they looked into accusations of sexual assault and an inappropriate photo but after consulting with the province's Public Prosecution Service, they concluded there weren't enough grounds to lay charges.

A week after the girl died, police reopened their investigation after receiving what they said was new information.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2015 08:08 pm

22. Corporate News Media Understate Rape, Sexual Violence
October 1, 2014


Media analysts observe how journalists refrain from using the word “rape” to describe incidents of sexual assault. Instead, news outlets downplay the humiliation and cruelty entailed in these acts by referring to them as “sex crimes,” “inappropriate sexual activity,” or “forced sex,” even though such acts are legally recognized as “rape.”

“‘Rape,’ along with the images it conjures, is an ugly, nasty word,” artist and writer Wasi Daniju observed. “Uglier and nastier still, though, is the experience of each and every person that experiences it. Their experience warrants, at the very least, the respect and truth of being accurately labeled and recognized.”

A report released by Legal Momentum, a New York City–based feminist advocacy law group, titled Raped or “Seduced”? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence, addressed what it terms the “linguistic avoidance” of such concerns. For example, when the media uses the language of consensual sex—terms like “recruited” rather than “kidnapped” or “took by force,” and phrases like “performed oral sex” or “engaged in sexual activity” instead of writing that “he forcefully penetrated her vagina with his penis”—they do more than use euphemisms to distort reality; they essentially mislead, misdirect, and diminish the violation. Such accounts also suggest that both parties were willing participants.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) pointed to the Los Angeles Times to illustrate one example of this phenomenon. In January 2013, the Times published an important story addressing how two Los Angeles police officers were accused of using the threat of imprisonment to force several women they previously arrested to have sex with them. This is recognized under law as “rape.” “But the Times avoided using that term,” FAIR noted, “inexplicably employing every other word and phrase imaginable—including ‘sex crimes,’ ‘sexual favors’ and ‘forced sex’—to describe what the officers were accused of.”


Rania Khalek, “Calling Rape by its Right Name,” Extra! (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), February 1, 2014, http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/calling-rape-by-its-right-name.

Wasi Daniju, “Dear Mainstream Media: I Believe the Word You’re Looking for is ‘Rape,’” Ceasefire, November 10, 2013, http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/dear-mainstream-media-word-rape.

Eleanor J. Bader, “Stoking Fire: How News Outlets, Prosecutors Minimize Sexual Violence with Language,” RH Reality Check, December 9, 2013, http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/12/09/stoking-fire-how-news-outlets-prosecutors-minimize-sexual-violence-with-language.

Student Researchers: Cealia Brannan (Florida Atlantic University), and Laura A. Parada and Christina Sabia (Indian River State College)

Faculty Evaluators: James F. Tracy (Florida Atlantic University) and Elliot D. Cohen (Indian River State College)
Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2015 08:28 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
In January 2013, the Times published an important story addressing how two Los Angeles police officers were accused of using the threat of imprisonment to force several women they previously arrested to have sex with them. This is recognized under law as “rape.” “But the Times avoided using that term,”

and a huge percentage of university women who the state insist were raped dispute that label, but the feminist/state cooperative barrels ahead ignoring the women. The question is who gets to decide who is a victim, is it the alleged victim or is it the state. My vote is to let the citizens decide.

Besides, it makes perfect sense for journalists to avoid the word rape, the word has become so depowered by over use that different words should be used so that the work of the journalists can have meaning.
bobsal u1553115
Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2015 09:33 pm
Sock puppet much?
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